We do not sell used TIPMs, but we can refer to you someone who does. If you're simply looking for a long term solution to a fuel pump relay problem, but vehicle downtime isn't an option, our TIPM Plug-In Relay Circuit Board is the best solution.
Since 2015, we've partnered with Mak's Auto Parts and owner Mak Cabessa who offers a large stock of used TIPMs to Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and VW owners. Mak's TIPMs start at $350 and he offers a one year warranty and a small restocking fee if the used TIPM doesn't solve your problem. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-642-7950 to see if he has a TIPM for your vehicle. Emails will be forwarded to Mak and he will be responsible for responding to you. If you decide to call, please tell Mak that Vertical Visions sent you. Don't forget to provide your TIPM part number with your inquiry. Mak can overnight a used TIPM to you for around $75 or his USPS Priority Mail shipping is free.
Used TIPMs are a great way around the excessive $1000+ price tag that dealers often charge. Used TIPMs normally do not require reprogramming by your dealer. If your TIPM does require reprogramming, which occurs in less than 10% of all used TIPM sales, the typical charge is around one hour shop time (approximately $100). Despite what some dealers claim, used TIPMs can easily be reprogrammed.
Used TIPMs are often one of the following: New (blemished), used (pulled from a repaired vehicle where the TIPM wasn't actually faulty), or used (pulled from a repaired vehicle and the TIPM was repaired - often involving the replacement of the fuel pump relay).
TIPM Part Numbers
The part number you'll need is located on a white sticker attached to the rearo or side of your TIPM. A typical part number is 04692335AG, with the last letter refering to the date of assembly. The last two letters need not match your TIPM, but the first eight numbers must be identical. Below are TIPMs that are commonly in stock, but MANY others are available and ready to ship. Call Mak to find out what is in stock since inventory changes daily. Click on the part numbers or go to Factory Chrysler Parts and enter TIPM part numbers to see applicable vehicles.
Note: The above part numbers do not indicate current stock. Call Mak at 845-642-7950 or email him at email@example.com to see if your TIPM is in stock.
How To Remove Your Faulty TIPM
- Removal of the old TIPM should take approximately 15-30 minutes. The installation of a used TIPM will also take 15-30 minutes.
- Locate your car battery and remove the negative (black) terminal. Most batteries are located under the passenger seat, but some are under the hood. This will prevent any accidental electrical shorts that may occur when you remove the positive (red) terminal from your TIPM.
- Locate the TIPM under the hood of your vehicle.
- Do NOT remove any fuses, gray plug-in relays, or other devices.
- Remove the positive (red) battery connection in the upper left corner of your TIPM. You'll need an open end wrench or socket to remove the single hex nut.
- Release the plastic clips that secure the TIPM to the vehicle and lift the TIPM upward slightly.
- Unplug all locking cable harness connections to bottom of the TIPM. Each connector can be released by pushing a center release latch and rotating a gray clip. All connectors are color coded, so there is no need to remember or mark their locations.
- Remove the TIPM from your vehicle.
How To Install a New or Used TIPM
- Reconnect all cable harness connectors to the bottom of the TIPM. Connectors are color coded. Secure each connector with the integrated locking clips.
- Move the TIPM downward until the plastic clips on the front and back are secured to the vehicle.
- Reconnect the positive (red) battery connection to the threaded stud located in the upper left corner of your TIPM. Tighten the hex bolt.
- Reconnect the negative cable to the battery negative (-) post.
- Insert your key into the vehicle ignition and turn it to the RUN position for 12 seconds. Do NOT start the vehicle. The TIPM will then obtain the necessary vehicle configuration and VIN data from the CCN and PCM.
- Turn your key to the off position.
- Attempt to start the vehicle. If you have any problems, perform a TIPM hard reset per the below instructions.
How To Perform a TIPM Hard Reset
- Remove ignition key.
- Remove the negative cable from the battery.
- Remove the positive cable from the battery.
- Keeping cables completely clear of the battery, hold both the positive and negative cables together for 10 minutes. There will be initial sparking as power is drained from the system. Again, please make sure these two cables never touch your battery.
- After 10 minutes, discontinue holding the positive and negative cables together. Reconnect the positive cable to the battery positive (+) post, followed by the negative cable to the battery negative (-) post.
- Attempt to start the vehicle and confirm it is working properly. If not, proceed to the next step.
- Disconnect the ground cable from battery (-) post and touch this cable to the battery positive (+) post. The positive battery cable should be connected to the battery at this time. Hold this connection for 10 seconds, then reconnect your negative cable to the battery negative (-) post.
- 90% of all used TIPMs will not need reprogrammed if the above steps are performed properly.
- If a TIPM hard reset fails, confirm that you have the correct TIPM part number and all electrical connections are correct. Consult your local dealer to have the TIPM programmed per your VIN.