Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
TIPM OMG here I go...
Well I've had plenty of trouble with my fog lights not coming on or a varying delay on coming on. Many times just turning them off and on triggers it correctly. However the dash indicator always comes on and is not indication of illumination out front. You can't run out while drive to see if they came on (at least I am not that athelitic). It has always boiled down to a fault in the TIPM which has been replace at least twice for that problem and was finally resolved a year ago. However, with my in dash temp not working properly it was replaced again (this is #4 or 5 at least now) to resolve decoding issues. I haven't used the fog lights much this winter and the last time it did not seem to light up the road any better. I checked today in found it would not come on despite over 6-10 varying combinations of on off but eventually did after a short drive going for gas. A hour later I when out and it wasn't working and on the 2nd on/off it came on after nearly 2 sec delay of pulling the switch.
The part is suppose to be under warranty for a year after changing. I will cross that bridge now and see. There is a lot of controls going through the complex module and in my opinion unnecessarily complex. Give the old relay fuse box of other vehicles and I can fix that myself. This is solid state for the most part and programmable. I must have at 10 service work order around this by now. No sooner I think I am getting ahead and eliminating problems what shouldn't happen happens.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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