Our TIPM Plug-In Relay System is our best long-term solution designed from the ground up by our engineering team to resolve fuel pump relay issues. This part has it's own onboard relay (MOSFET) to turn power on/off to your fuel pump. If 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. Please visit our Symptoms of Fuel Pump Relay Issues page for further information.
60 Day Return Policy
Money back guarantee (return for a full refund, less shipping, within 60 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
This 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.
Designed around a printed circuit board with six terminals (male pins), this advanced system plugs into any TIPM-7 fuse box to test and bypass a faulty fuel pump relay using Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs). 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: +12 VDC power (M30), run/start signal (M37), fuel pump relay output (M25 far side), power output to the fuel pump (M25 near side), and ground. Installation requires no special skills and can be accomplished in 15 minutes with no vehicle downtime. Once the system is installed (positioned over top of your existing fuses), your vehicle’s fuel pump will receive power with full remote start capabilities and no limitations.
- TIPM Plug-In Relay System
- Ground wire with fork/ring terminals to permit onboard diagnostic LEDs to illuminate
- 1x 30A and 1x 20A low profile cartridge fuses (to allow the part to better fit in your TIPM)
- Color hard copy instructions
- 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
- Test your fuel pump when the vehicle is off (or drain the tank if the wrong fuel was used)
- Disable the fuel pump (security mode) so no one can drive the vehicle
- LED feedback indicates run/start signal and power provided to the fuel pump
- LED feedback identifies low battery voltage (<12.0 VDC) and indicates that it's correctly installed
- Fits a TIPM-7 style fuse box (see image above)
- Fits under your TIPM lid when closed
- Part plugs into M37, M30, and M25, but is positioned in the area over your existing fuses
- 15 minute installation
- Full OEM remote start functionality
- 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
|Bypasses Faulty Fuel Pump Relay
|Test Fuel Pump When Vehicle is Off
|No (uses excess available current from the K4 run/start relay)
|Yes, uses own onboard modern relay (MOSFET)
|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
|Ground Wire Required
|Yes (wire is provided by us)
|Money back guarantee
|Most Popular Part
Two years parts and labor warranty. We'll also pay to ship the part both ways for any warranty claims.
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.
The four position silver switch (SW1) provides the following functionality:
- Bypass Mode - Use this mode for normal driving to bypass the fuel pump relay inside your TIPM. It uses the vehicle's run/start +12 VDC signal at the M37 fuse terminal to provide power to the fuel pump via the onboard MOSFET.
- Original Relay - Use this mode if you want to test the fuel pump relay inside your TIPM or allow it to drive the fuel pump. This switch position uses the original +12 VDC fuel pump relay output from the upper M25 terminal to provide power to the fuel pump via the onboard MOSFET. A green "ORIG RELAY" LED will be illuminated when the +12 VDC signal supplied via the original fuel pump relay is detected. If the original fuel pump relay +12 VDC signal is intermittent or not present (an indication it’s faulty), this green LED and power output to the fuel pump will mimic it.
- Fuel Pump Test - This switch position permits the user to test the fuel pump when the vehicle is on or off in order to confirm proper electrical operation. This mode can also be used to drain/service the fuel tank by pumping fuel out when the vehicle is off. When placed in this mode, +12 VDC is provided to the fuel pump via the onboard MOSFET. You should be able to hear your fuel pump operating by listening for a pumping/motor sound with your ear close to the fuel tank in a quiet environment.
- Disable Fuel Pump - This switch position completely disables power to the onboard MOSFETs and the fuel pump, serving as an anti-theft device. A red LED is illuminated to indicate the fuel pump is disabled.
The circuit board contains five LEDs that provide feedback to the user. These LEDs draw very little current, so they won't drain your battery if illuminated when the vehicle is off.
- Green RUN/START LED - Turns on when the +12 VDC run/start signal is available across the M37 fuse, which indicates the engine is starting or running. +12 VDC power is supplied to the fuel pump if the switch is in bypass mode and this LED is illuminated.
- Green +12.0 VDC LED - Indicates the ground wire is properly connected and +12.0 VDC or greater battery supply is available as the main power source. This LED should be on all the time, unless the ground wire is not properly connected or the battery is less than +12.0 VDC. In some vehicles, this LED will not be illuminated during engine cranking due to a temporary voltage drop, which is normal. When the vehicle is powered off, this is the only LED that is illuminated.
- Green ORIG RLY LED - Will be illuminated when the +12 VDC signal supplied via the original fuel pump relay inside your TIPM is detected and the switch is in the Original Relay position. If the original fuel pump relay +12 VDC signal is intermittent or not present (an indication that it’s faulty), this LED and the power supplied to the fuel pump will mimic it. LED feedback is used to determine if the vehicle's original fuel pump relay is faulty.
- Red DISABLE LED - When the switch is in the DISABLE position, a red LED will be illuminated showing the user that the anti-theft fuel pump disable mode is selected. No power is provided to the fuel pump and the vehicle will not start.
- Green PUMP ON LED - If power is present at the M25 20 amp fuse and to the fuel pump, this LED will be illuminated. If no light is present, no power is provided to your fuel pump. If your vehicle will not start while this LED is illuminated, you may have a fuel pump or other problem.
- Turn vehicle off and remove your negative battery terminal to disconnect power to the TIPM. This will prevent accidental short circuits.
- Using the mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool located near the top of your TIPM (see Figure 1 - shown in yellow), remove three existing mini-blade fuses M25, M30, and M37 (see Figure 1 - shown in red). Insert the three fuses into the corresponding fuse slots in the circuit board.
- Using the mini-blade/cartridge fuse removal tool, remove two cartridge fuses J3 and J15 from your TIPM (see Figure 1 - shown in green). Replace these two cartridge fuses with the equivalent low profile cartridge fuses included with your shipment. Make sure the fuse amp ratings are identical after replacement. For example, remove your J15 40 amp cartridge fuse and replace it with the included 40 amp low profile cartridge fuse. The included low profile cartridge fuses allow the circuit board to fit in your TIPM. Note that some vehicles, such as the Dodge Ram, contain only one cartridge fuse that needs replaced (J15) since J3 is empty.
- Insert the circuit board into the TIPM so the six male terminals slide into the M25, M30, and M37 fuse slots at the same time. If required, lift up the J13 fuse bezel approximately 1/4" (see Figure 1 - shown in light blue). 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. The circuit board is fully inserted when the top of the yellow M25 fuse is nearly flush with the Omron grey plug-in relay located directly to the left. Close and then open the TIPM lid to ensure the circuit board is fully seated. The lid should close normally.
- The included black wire must be connected from the circuit board's ground terminal (GND) to your vehicle's chassis ground or negative battery terminal. Chassis ground is defined as any conductive connection between the vehicle frame and the car battery's negative terminal. Push down on the right side of the ground terminal (TB1) while simultaneously inserting one stripped end of the black ground wire into the opening on the left side labeled GND (see Figure 2). Release the lever and pull on the black ground wire to make sure it is secured.
- Straighten the free end of the ground wire and insert it through the blue hole in the TIPM shown in Figure 1. The wire will exit under the TIPM where it can be retrieved. Using a crimping tool or pliers, attach the included ring terminal to the free end of the 20 AWG black ground wire as shown in Figures 3 and 4. The included fork terminal can be used instead of the ring terminal in situations where the chassis ground screw can only be loosened. The ring or fork terminal can then be connected to the vehicle's chassis ground or negative battery terminal to complete the connection. See Figure 3 for details.
- Reconnect your vehicle's negative battery terminal and you're ready to use the circuit board to test your existing fuel pump relay, test your fuel pump, bypass a faulty fuel pump relay, or put the system into security mode to prevent it from starting. When the ground wire is properly connected, a green Light Emitting Diode (LED) labeled +12.0 VDC will illuminate. This LED confirms that the vehicle has a battery voltage of +12.0 volts or more and the circuit board is connected properly. If the LED is not illuminated, change or check your ground connection and verify your battery is fully charged. Installation is now complete.
Location of the OEM Faulty Fuel Pump Relay
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)