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Unread 12-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
hollyr
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TIPM shorting

My daughters 2010 Liberty's headlights stop working. Brought to dealership in July, said I need new TIPM, but they got them working again. Just stopped working again two days ago. Jeep quoted $738 P&L. Anyone else with this problem. Plus they said it would take a week for the part. Can't drive at night.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes. I've read that can sometimes help as a temporary fix. It will most likely malfunction again but it could buy you some time.
Also, is this now out of warranty?
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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The standard warranty on electrical components is 3 yrs/36,000 miles.
The tipm in the kk is the same one that goes in jk and ka nitro which problems have been reported.
Sorry to hear about the electrical problems, i kind of suspect the dealership is being lazy since its only your headlights. The tipm is basically just a fuse box that also houses relays so it could be be just a single loose wire that they don't want to track down.

Also, unless I'm missing something, that should be an install most anyone can do. There are clip on harnesses on the backside, fuses, and two latches that hold it in place. Of course if it didn't fix the problem the dealer would blame your at home install.

Good luck.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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My lights did the same thing. I'm going to buy the part myself (since it is backorder to God knows when) and replace it. I found a 2010 Liberty TIPM for $370. Dealer quoted me $525 for the part and a total of $770 with labor. Way to much for what seems like an easy fix.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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Mine started the same thing about a week ago. Most of the time the headlights do not work. I see a couple of the other posters were going to replace the TIPM. My understanding is the the Front control Module (FCM )
Controls the headlights. Has anyone had any luck resolving this issue?
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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I believe that I have fixed my TIPM without having to purchase a new one. I would be happy to share the details if anyone is interested.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #7
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I believe that I have fixed my TIPM without having to purchase a new one. I would be happy to share the details if anyone is interested.
Yes I am interested,. Include pictures to make it interesting. What problem did you find and how you fixed it? I opened a TIPM and I know it is hard to open the unit. How did you get it to open ?
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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My lights did the same thing. I'm going to buy the part myself (since it is backorder to God knows when) and replace it. I found a 2010 Liberty TIPM for $370. Dealer quoted me $525 for the part and a total of $770 with labor. Way to much for what seems like an easy fix.
What is the Internet price ? Factorymoparparts.com ?
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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #9
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if i had to pay 700+ to the lights to work will hard wire them direct to a custom witch.
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