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Old 11-19-2013, 05:03 PM
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Does the TIPM on a 2010 replace the FCM on earlier Rams?
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it replaces the body control module, if that's what you mean
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No, the Front Control Module. I have seen on posts on older generation Rams that there were many electrical problems caused by a bad Front Control Module. I am having a few of those electrical issues. I searched for the FCM, a silver box attached to the fuse box, with no luck. I thought maybe this module was replaced by the TIPM, since I couldn't find it where other posts said to look.
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Yes, many of the FCM controls are now integrated into the TIPM unit. Things such as lights, horn, etc. I think it all got integrated together in the 4th gen models. The older Rams also have a TIPM but they also had an FCM unit. Actually I think 06-08 had the FCM integrated to the TIPM also. Prior to 06, 02-05 the TIPM unit was called an IPM.

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Thank you! The reason I am asking, I am trying to solve a passenger side headlight problem. I works part time. When I start out in the morning the headlight could be out, both high and low beam, part way to work the light will come on. I had read that it could a corroded contact, but since the headlights are not routed through an FCM I guess I will have to look elsewhere. I guess it will be back to the dealer. With 92,000 on my 2010, it will be on my dime. Thank you again.
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I have read in some posts that the connector and wire to the harness has been know to have issues, I could not find the post again, its somewhere in here in the lighting section. Something to do with the connection of the bulb or somewhere down the wire from the bulb socket to the main harness. Hope that helps. Keep us posted on what you find.
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I finally got the light problem fixed. It was the headlight wiring harness that pigtails high beam and low beam together. The Dodge dealer I take my truck to said there were no tech sheets covering that problem, but I insisted they change the harness because of what I have read here. I have read about people having this same problem with their 2010 Rams all over the internet. The part is called a Headlamp Jump Harness Part #68193062AA. This is a very frustrating problem, and I hope this helps someone.
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