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TIPM Plug-In Relay System™ (Lite)


30-day money back guaranteeOur most popular product, the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite (Patent #10,139,450) is a reliable long-term solution to bypass faulty fuel pump relays on many 2007-2020 Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and VW vehicles (see our complete vehicle list below).  This patented part is NOT sold on Amazon.  This is the lite version of our TIPM Plug-In Relay System, offering the same ability to bypass a faulty fuel pump relay to continue driving normally, test your fuel pump relay, provide LED feedback for the Run/Start signal, and indicate when power is provided to your fuel pump.  This part can be installed by anyone in less than 5 minutes and does not require you to remove your TIPM or the complex wiring harness connectors underneath it.  It also comes with a 30 day return policy for a full refund on the part, so there is no risk if you find the fuel pump relay is not the problem.

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IMPORTANT:  This product will not resolve a faulty fuel pump relay problem if an external fuel pump relay is already installed.  Click here to verify.

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Money back guarantee on select parts if your problem is not resolved


30-day money back guaranteeIf your vehicle fails to start (acts likes it's out of gas) and/or your fuel pump continues pumping after turning the vehicle off (draining your battery), you likely have a faulty fuel pump relay.  Fuel pump relays are soldered to one of six circuit boards located deep inside your fuse box (TIPM), so they are very difficult to access and change. Our TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite is a long-term solution designed from the ground up by our engineering team to resolve fuel pump relay issues.  Please visit our Symptoms of Fuel Pump Relay Issues page for further information.

30 Day Return Policy

Money back guarantee (return for a full refund, less shipping, within 30 days of receipt if you're not satisfied or it does not solve your problem). We are not like your local dealer where parts that don't solve your issue can't be returned. If you find that our part doesn't solve your issue or your problem is outside the TIPM, simply send it back for a refund.

Applicable Tested Vehicles

TIPM-7 Fuse BoxThis part will only fit the following vehicles which contain a TIPM-7 fuse box shown to the right: 

  • 2008-2016 Chrysler Town and Country
  • 2011-2013 Dodge Durango
  • 2008-2020 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 2009-2010 Dodge Journey
  • 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro
  • 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2007-2012 Jeep Liberty
  • 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2012-2014 Lancia Voyager
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
  • 2012-2014 Ram C/V
  • 2009-2014 VW Routan
  • 2011 VW Touareg

The most common vehicles include the 2011-2013 Dodge Caravan, 2011-2013 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011-2012 Dodge Ram, and 2011-2012 VW Routan.  Vehicles with the same style fuse box as shown on this page will work.  It's normal to have fuses and relays in different locations on this style TIPM, depending on your vehicle options and model.

TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite


Designed around a printed circuit board with four terminals (male pins), this system plugs into any TIPM-7 fuse box to test and bypass a faulty fuel pump relay using available current from your existing K4 relay.  There is no need to cut harness wires, remove the TIPM, visit your dealer, or reprogram the TIPM.  The following electrical connections to the vehicle's fuse slots are used:  Run/start signal (M37), fuel pump relay output (M25 far side), and power output to the fuel pump (M25 near side).  Installation requires no special skills and can be accomplished in 5 minutes with no vehicle downtime.  Once the system is installed (positioned over your existing fuses), your vehicle’s fuel pump will receive power with full remote start capabilities and no limitations.  The following diagram explains how the TIPM Plug-In Relay System works.


  1. TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite
  2. Quick connect ground wire to permit onboard diagnostic LEDs to illuminate during testing
  3. Color hard copy instructions
  4. Sticker
  5. Support via telephone, email, or Facetime


  • Bypass your faulty fuel pump relay to stay on the road and drive like you normally do
    • Prevents "stuck on" faulty fuel pump relays from draining your battery
    • Will provide power to your fuel pump if the faulty fuel pump relay cannot
  • Test your existing faulty fuel pump relay with LED feedback to determine if it's faulty
  • LED feedback indicates run/start signal and power provided to the fuel pump
  • Fits a TIPM-7 style fuse box (see image above)
  • Fits under your TIPM lid when closed
  • Part plugs into M37 and M25, but is positioned in the area over your existing fuses
  • 5 minute installation
  • Full OEM remote start functionality

How The TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite Works


  • Does not require you to remove your TIPM or the complex wiring harness connectors underneath it.
  • A great long term solution for a faulty fuel pump relay
  • No functional limitations
  • No cold start problems
  • No need to cut harness wires, remove the TIPM, or reprogram the TIPM.
  • No programming or expensive dealer visits
  • Reduced cost compared to other solutions such as a used TIPM, repaired TIPM, or external relay
  • No special skills required for installation


Differences between TIPM Plug-In Systems

TIPM Plug-In Relay System (Lite) TIPM Plug-In Relay System
Images TIPM Plug-In Relay System (Lite) TIPM Plug-In Relay System
Price $59 $99
Bypasses Faulty Fuel Pump Relay Yes Yes
Test Fuel Pump When Vehicle is Off No Yes
Onboard Relay No (uses excess available current from the K4 run/start relay) Yes, uses own onboard modern relay (MOSFET)
Onboard LEDs 3 total (run/start signal, original relay test, power to pump) 5 total (run/start signal, original relay test, power to pump, 12.0+ VDC or higher voltage, disable vehicle)
Disable Vehicle Functionality For Security Purposes No Yes
Ground Wire Required No Yes (wire is provided by us)
Installation Time 5 minutes 15 minutes
Warranty 1 year 2 years
Money back guarantee 30 days 60 days
Most Popular Part X


One year parts and labor warranty.  We'll also pay to ship the part both ways for any warranty claims.

Instruction Manual

A printed color copy of the instructions is included with each order.  Download the instructions for this part using the "Instructions" tab near the top of this page. 


  • If you have a 2011-2013 Dodge Durango or Jeep Grand Cherokee that had an external relay installed per the recall, this cable will be ineffective because your dealer cut wires under your TIPM.  Read more here regarding how to identify an external fuel relay.
  • This part won't solve problems that are unrelated to your fuel pump (ie. windshield wipers, starter, lights, etc.).
  • If your vehicle won't turn over and the starter will not even attempt to turn the flywheel with a properly charged battery, you likely have other issues that this part cannot solve. See this link for problems unrelated to fuel pump relays.
  • Must be used with a TIPM-7 series fuse box.  See our applicable vehicle chart above to confirm if this part will fit.  It's normal to have mini-blade and cartridge fuses in different locations on this style TIPM, depending on your vehicle options and model.

Installation Video (Customer Supplied)

Installation Instructions

  1. Turn vehicle off and locate your TIPM.
  2. Using the mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool located near the top of your TIPM, remove mini-blade fuses M25 and M37.  For reference, a fuse diagram is also located under your TIPM lid.  Transfer your M25 and M37 fuses to the corresponding fuse slots in the circuit board.
  3. Insert the circuit board into your TIPM so the four male terminals fit into the M25 and M37 fuse slots at the same time.  If required, lift the white J13 fuse bezel approximately 1/4".  J13 is your Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse, which is normally used to prevent battery drainage when the vehicle is not driven for many weeks.  Be sure to push the J13 white bezel down after the circuit board is installed.
  4. Close and then open the TIPM lid to ensure the circuit board is fully seated.  See below to view the installed circuit board.  Installation is now complete.

How To Bypass a Faulty Fuel Pump Relay

Part installed in a TIPM-7 fuse boxOnce the installation is complete, your TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite is ready to operate in bypass mode.  No additional setup or wiring is required.  Use this arrangement for normal driving to bypass a faulty fuel pump relay inside your TIPM that will not power the fuel pump or one that powers the fuel pump when the vehicle is off.  Bypass mode uses the vehicle's run/start +12 VDC source at the M37 fuse terminal to provide power to the fuel pump via the M25 fuse slot.  To view the onboard LEDs, proceed to the next paragraph for details on connecting the included jumper wire.

Testing Your Vehicle Using LED Feedback (Optional)

  1. Connect the included jumper wire between the circuit board’s ground connection (GND-TP1) and your vehicle’s chassis ground or battery negative terminal.  Chassis ground is defined as any conductive connection on the vehicle’s metal frame. 
  2. Start your vehicle and observe the LEDs in the lower right corner of the system.
  3. The RUN/START green LED illuminates when a +12 VDC run/start signal is present at the M37 fuse, indicating the engine is attempting to start or running.
  4. The ORIG RELAY green LED illuminates when a +12 VDC signal supplied via the original fuel pump relay inside your TIPM is detected.  If the original fuel pump relay +12 VDC signal is intermittent or not present, this is an indication that the relay is faulty.
  5. The PUMP ON green LED illuminates when power is sent to the fuel pump via the M25 20 amp fuse.  If your vehicle will not start while this LED is illuminated, you may have a fuel pump or other problem. 
  6. Disconnect the included jumper wire while driving.

Location of the OEM Faulty Fuel Pump Relay

Fuel pump relay location on PCB

 Location of the fuel pump relay soldered to one of six circuit boards inside a TIPM-7 series fuse box


How to Properly Test a Fuel Pump Relay (TIPM-7 Fuse Box)

 Testing fuel pump relays (TIPM-7 fuse box)


Product Details

1)  When should the included jumper wire be connected to view the LEDs?

 Answer:  Only during testing while the vehicle is not in motion.  LEDs are not needed for the normal bypass operation of the part, so they're optionally used for diagnostics and testing when you first install the part

 2)  The fuel pump relay inside my TIPM is faulty and stuck in the on position (draining my battery). Will this part resolve my issue?

Answer:  Yes. Our system will completely disconnect a faulty fuel pump relay from the fuel pump circuit.  The only electrical connection to your original faulty fuel pump relay is to the center green LED on our part (for testing purposes).

 3)  After installation, a "NO FUSE" light is illuminated on my instrument panel.  How can I make it go away?

Answer:  Simply push down on the white bezel surrounding your J13 fuse. This fuse is sometimes lifted up during the installation of the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite and it must be pushed down when complete.  

 4)  Will my remote start and safety mechanisms be affected by this device?

Answer:  Users will maintain full functionality of their remote start.  Cold weather or low temperatures will not affect this system.   Please visit our Safety page for details on how this part works during a crash.

 5)  How does the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite work?

Answer:  The run/start fuse slot M37 requires less than 10 amps to function properly, but is capable of at least 35 amps provided from a separate run/start gray Omron plug-in relay K4.  Most fuel pumps require 8-9 amps, so +12 VDC power can be leveraged from the M37 circuit.  The run/start +12 VDC supply mimics the OEM starting and running cycle that provides power to the fuel pump.

 6)  My car still won't start after installing the system. What should I check?

  1. Verify the Ignition Off Draw (IOD) J13 fuse with a white bezel around it is pushed down all the way (see Figure 1 - shown in  light blue ).
  2. Visually check the two fuses (M25, M37) that were transferred from your TIPM to the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite to ensure they're not blown.
  3. Have you checked your fuel pump to confirm it is working?  Visit our web site for information on how to check this with the vehicle turned off.
  4. Verify that you see the RUN/START and PUMP ON green LEDs during the engine cranking process and while idling. The most important thing to remember is that illumination of the PUMP ON green LED is the ultimate goal in delivering +12 VDC power to your fuel pump.  If this LED is illuminated, the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite is working properly and the problem is likely elsewhere within your vehicle.
  5. Do you have gas in the vehicle? Is your fuel gauge working properly?
  6. Make sure you do not have an external relay installed. If so, change the external relay.  If you permitted your dealer to cut harness wires under the TIPM, our TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite will not work properly.
  7. Check/replace your camshaft and/or crankshaft sensors and perform a fuel pump pressure test. There are dozens of things that can prevent a vehicle from starting, beyond the fuel pump relay issue that the TIPM Plug-In Relay System Lite was designed to solve.

7) My remote start isn't working or the vehicle shuts down after a few seconds when using remote start. What causes this?

Answer: Our TIPM Plug-In Relay Systems work perfectly with remote start and we often find that these types of problems are the result of the vehicle disabling remote start capabilities before or after the starting process. Most vehicles will disable remote start if all of the following conditions are not met:

  1. Check engine light not illuminated
  2. Shift lever in PARK
  3. Doors closed
  4. Hood closed
  5. HAZARD switch off
  6. BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
  7. Ignition key removed from ignition switch
  8. Battery at an acceptable charge level
  9. Remote keyless entry PANIC button not pressed
  10. Fuel meets minimum requirement

The engine can be started two consecutive times (two 15-minute cycles) with the remote keyless entry transmitter. However, the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN position before you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle. With a TIPM Plug-In Relay System in place, remote start problems are normally attributable to one or more of the items listed above if you can start your vehicle with a key or pushbutton, but not with the keyfob.

8) The bottom plastic cover or other parts have melted after driving. What causes this?

Answer:  Your M25 or M37 fuse slot was likely damaged prior to installing our part.  We've seen this before in situations where customers or prior owners of the vehicle have inserted fuse taps or widened the fuse terminals in their TIPM due to repeated use/insertion/removal/testing.  Widened fuse terminals inside your TIPM can create a temperature hot spot due the terminals of our part or a fuse not being able to make enough surface area contact. The 9 amps flowing to your fuel pump requires that your TIPM terminals be tight, pushed together, and secure. The solution is to remove all fuses/relays and the top of your TIPM, remove the top portion of your TIPM, then crimp the terminals back together with a pair of pliers.  Reaching the terminals without removing the top portion of your TIPM is extremely difficult.


9) How can I test the onboard LEDs to ensure they're working?

Answer:  Using a 9 VDC battery, connect it to the part as shown below.  If you touch the bottom terminals on the part to the + end of the battery, all three lights can be tested.

Testing LEDs

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TIPM Plug-In Relay System™


The TIPM Plug-In Relay System (Patent #10,139,450) is our "top of the line" long-term solution for faulty fuel pump relays on many 2007-2020 Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and VW vehicles (see our complete vehicle list below). Some of our customers have driven 100,000+ miles with this part installed.  It can bypass a faulty fuel pump relay to continue...

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