In this video I help my sister out by repairing her TIPM (totally integrated power module) on her 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.6L. The customer complaint was, no wipers. A quick diagnosis revealed a "wiper on/off" relay on the printed circuit board to be at fault. Now this is way out of my wheel house but I figured I had nothing to loose. You will see, the struggle was real in this one... good news is, it worked in the end and I learned a few things along the way. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chrysler / dodge : tipm repair – no wipers”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Barker says:

    Use compressed air insted of that solder sucker

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gilbert D says:

    GREAT JOB ! MORE BRISKET MORE BRISKET

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AsesinodeNoche says:

    So I know this video is pretty old but I enjoyed and it helped me out a lot! I was wondering what kind of scanner are you using? And if have have upgraded to a better once since then, which on are you using now? Thanks!!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Martinez says:

    Use the solder sucker work's ok don't like the wick get the work to hot.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Yohe says:

    Over currant of motor pretty common in south, old blade melt to windowscreen, relay overheared tying to move wipers

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Gallant says:

    you used the solder sucker properly, by the way. Sometimes you can add solder first to the pins so you have more solder to suck out, if that makes sense. However, the wick, for the most part, works but can end up using too much heat to get it to work. Nice Job, well done dude. I am an electronic Technician so I am very well versed in soldering using what you used and hot air DE soldering for removing SMT (surface Mount Technology) which are large square chips that can have hundreds of contacts to solder and needs a microscope to see what you are doing.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Totman says:

    Just watch your video on your sisters car. You were working on the “TIPM”. Great video. Thank you. Do have a question. On the base portion of the TIPM that you didn’t take apart. Was that portion complete sealed. Or can it be open. Im having AC issue with mine and may have to work it? Thank again and great video.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Izzynutz Restorations says:

    Your relays down there were high speed low speed and delay.. you did a fine job there Eric and yes it takes a little practice learning how to desolder items from a board but the best way to do it is the way you did it with the solder sucker you heat up the solder with the iron and quickly move the solder sucker in cover it up and press the button and it sucks all the solder out … I have never had good luck with the wick Style ( mind you I'm no expert either) I have done a lot of work in video and pinball machines and replacing small components in them and I have also been a mechanic/ Machinist/ fabricator all my life… I just recently had to fix my 2006 Chrysler Town and Country that had a problem with the control fuse that allows power to come from the ignition switch down to the tipm the sockets for the fuse had expanded so much due to amperage that the fuse was making piss-poor contact and caused my vehicle to die and then give me a power but no start condition so I just kind of had to go in and do the same thing clean and re- tention the sockets for that one particular mini fuse, that's what led me here… but I have sympathy for those people even in the mechanics world that don't know how to do this and just start throwing Parts at cars, AKA Parts Cannon, to try to fix something as relative as this and I got to tell you watching videos like this help me out tremendously I watch your Channel all the time so keep up the good work Eric O…. you're doing a damn fine job

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Falbertirst bitar says:

    your a worrier

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Dirty D says:

    Thank you for the video!! I am having a blower motor issue on a 2012 caravan and I replaced the resistor and still no go! No main power down by the blower so into testing on the TIPM. Was worried about messing around with it but as you said if it goes up in smoke…so be it lol. I’ll buy another.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Cooney says:

    Congratulations on expanding your capabilities to include PCB repairs. I also genuinely appreciate your willingness to share learning experiences with your audience. Nicely done.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Goodrich says:

    When the iron is hot enough the solder melts almost instantly. Tip needs to be tinned. Oxidation will prevent heat conduction. Do not hold the copper wick in your fingers! HOT! Copper conducts heat really, really well! But, you know that by now. When putting in the new relay, trim the leads after soldering into the circuit board.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Up2NoGood says:

    Just toss some flux on it. Heat it up and use the sucker to pull the old stuff out…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS says:

    Eric: since the solder on the board is lead free, which does not melt easy, you add your solder from your roll to remove the lead free solder. Get it? Add solder to remove solder.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel James says:

    Use flux! And pre wet the tip with fresh solder

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hooptie Rescue says:

    Eric, I doubt you'll see this at this late date, but the best way to remove a soldered on component like that is to chuck it up in the vice, with a relatively small flame in your propane torch, heat up the lead side of the board while pulling on the part with a pair of needle nose pliers on the other side. The part comes off almost instantly and when you get used to it, you can do it without damaging the board (I'd practice on some old junk boards).

    Also, when sucking solder, it helps to pool a bunch on so it stays liquid long enough to be able to suck it out. You can even pool on a special "desoldering" alloy which will mix in with the solder and it will stay liquid a LOT longer giving you plenty of time to suck all of it out.

    This TIPM is indeed a case where a $600 relay (assembly) blew in order to save a $.50 fuse!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jethro Bodine says:

    When you can see space around the pin and the solder is lifted, the pin is desoldered…. And yes.. You should have the smaller tip…. Solder sucker is great for what your doin.
    That melted relay…. Either they put too large of a fuse at one point, or that park circuit in the wiper motor is drawing too much current… Thus your melted relay/codes for park circuit.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Bear chief says:

    TWO MIN PER PIN SOULDERING.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Ross says:

    Been there and done that and went through the same trials and tribulations. Learnt eventually that the solder wick works far better than the sucker. Yes you need flux and you also need some fresh solder to get it flowing through the wick. Once it flows it all defies gravity and just comes completely out

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Chausse says:

    Erick great video you are a good Brother

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Barker says:

    It needs lots of solder to wick up.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dezwez Derek says:

    no smoke ha ha 🤣

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacDruid says:

    Way to stick with it Mr. O!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars v gray says:

    I say good for you trying an being successful .great job. people like you make us other proud ..thank you

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Turton says:

    That was great – you make everything so interesting to watch. We are all learning on every episode. I think you should now take an auto-electrician course.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars French20cent says:

    Relay making the exact sound of a Geiger counter when you test it.

    Chernobyl intensifies

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Never sell yourself short Eric. You stay to busy. Your customers trust you….the parking lot doesn't lie. broke more than a few connectors…..hot glue gun saved the day.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scottie j says:

    Heat gun…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J. Hart says:

    How do you stay so calm, I would have pulled what hair I've got out! You have an abundance of patience.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Christiansen says:

    A good brother trying to help a sister. Well done that man.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hammerhaus Kennel says:

    Great video Eric! And what is that scan tool you're using in this video? Do you have any recommendations for a reasonably priced one that is good for most vehicles, and can re-program modules, etc?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Scott says:

    thanks man saved me so much money just sodering this thing

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Romney says:

    So far this was your most interesting vid. Thanks

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig White says:

    You can work for Dorman now!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    Guess you can always use that braid for a ground strap

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    We always used solder sucker syringes but I guess in a pinch you could liquefy the solder and use compressed air to blow it off too

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Bazinet says:

    That was an excellent vid Mr O. I learned a lot on this one. Great shoutout to AVE.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert noaker says:

    i really enjoyed this video great work that was a tough repair cudos to tou keep up the good work

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Techdude2000 says:

    You did a fine job for someone that had never done that kind of circuit board repair. Your sister is lucky to have a brother like you!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Beauchemin says:

    You did a damn good job! It's real easy to burn the Board at the pins to where it won't work. I am not that good at that sort of thing! You are braver than me!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle Wood says:

    I hate getting my Power Probe shut in the drawer.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vince says:

    Thanks for this, Eric. My horn just up and stopped working on my '10 Avenger. Both when pressed on the wheel and and when locking from the key fob. I can only imagine it's the relay. Tracked down which one is for horn, and ordered the correct part for $3. This video, like all of yours, is an absolute gift. Thank you again!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    You give us a lot of good info in these videos. Thank you!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars STEPHEN LABADIE says:

    Excellent enjoyed watching you