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2013 Jeep Patriot Question: Please explain why the integrated power module would stop working?

 

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queenb106, Norwich, CT, March 29, 2014, 15:05
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Car has been in the dealer for a week. Finally a bad connection was found Now a new IPM was put in but it fried when the car was started. What next?

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    G. T. Service Center (4142 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG March 29, 2014, 16:41
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    That is the main power control box for the vehicle and it is not just a fuse/relay box. It is a module just like your computer is. Any voltage spike, or other voltage issue can wipe it out, just like any other computer you have been around.

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    queenb106, March 29, 2014, 18:59
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    Thanks for the reply. The car is still not working--they found a loose connection, repaired that, and then put in a new BCM. But when they started the car, the component "fried." So now we are back to square one! I wish I had know about the TIPM problems that Chrysler is having with some of their products. I would have never bought the vehicle. Now I will be plagued with problems all over the car because it regulates everything in the vehicle. And they still have my car for another week and it is only 8 months old! Thanks again.

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    ProfessorG, March 29, 2014, 19:07
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    Have been through hell and back with these products. Best wishes

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