To know what the heck a TIPM IS, we must first explore what the heck a TIPM IS NOT. A TIPM is not:
So…what the heck is it then?
TIPM is an acronym for Totally Integrated Power Module. The TIPM controls the distribution of power throughout the entire vehicle via fuses and a computer.
Since it sends power to every electrical component in a vehicle, a non-functional TIPM can yield:
Here are some things that can happen with a failing TIPM:
So, there you have it. Now you know what the heck a TIPM is NOT, what it IS, and symptoms to note that might point to a probably-going-to-fail TIPM, or PGTFTIPM (I just made that one up). Don’t forget to buy Mr. and Mrs. Penguin a wedding gift! They’re registered at Seattle Fish Company, Burlington Coat Factory, Tuxedo Junction, and Macys.
*If you have a built-in cookie vending machine in your vehicle, I will personally give you multiple high-fives.
Tell me what other automotive parts baffle you. I’ll tell you what the heck they are!