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Old 17 Nov 2009, 10:31 pm
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Hello...
New to the forum but not new to PT's. We have an 02 (very trouble free) and just sold a Vanilla 06. We came across a great deal, a Marine Blue 06 manual and now we are back to a 2PT family!
My question is on the back stop lights. The center light works, but the two stop lights do not work. One of the reasons the car was a good deal is that the rear right tire exploded which destroyed the wheel well outer and inner panel. It also took out the light and wires. I believe the stop light wire grounded out which caused the short. Researching the forum, and others, apparently, there is an electronic over-current stop module device in the TIPM. The fix is a reset, but in all the threads that I have read, the dealer would not advise how the reset was done. I visited the dealer and they want about $100 dollars to reset the lights... Does anyone know if there is a DIY way to reset?
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 06:42 am
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Welcome.
The rule of thumb for resetting anything with the computer is to lift the negative connector off the battery for 10 min or so...
I haven't heard of anything like what you're referring to.
Only over-current protection I know of in a PT are fuses....
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Old 18 Nov 2009, 09:34 am
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Thanks... I will try that. Here is one of the threads that talk about the stop module


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Old 18 Nov 2009, 09:53 am
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It's just a glorified name for a fuse box...
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Old 20 Nov 2009, 09:39 am
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Removed the battery cable for a day and still no lower brake lights. Upper center ok... Looks like its going to have to go to the dealer for the reset
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Like QSD noted, I've never heard of the "over-current stop module device". Not listed in the wiring diagram either.

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Thanks Crewzin...
This problem is on the 06, not the 02. The 06 has the new design TIPM (fuse box). My understanding, the stop module is integrated within the box.
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OK. That's the problem when they "improve" things over the years. Just makes things more complicated.
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Just wondering if the so-called "electronic over-current stop module device" that apparently is installed in newer PTs is a fix for the exploding brake light issue some have experienced. Sure wish the shop manual and wiring diagrams were not so expensive...they want $400 for them (plus shipping and handling)...ouch! But, the only way to get to the bottom of some of these issues is with a schematic.
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Ok... I know it has taken over a month on this problem, but with the good deal on the car, I had to take care of the:
- blown head gasket problem
- wheel bearing problem

I contacted my Chrysler tech friend and he performed the "reset" on the "TIPM"
On the 06 service manual, (this was the best copy on my scanner) the brake stop light has 2 circuits. The center stop is controlled by a fuse and the lower stop is by the TIPM. You need the diagnostic tool to perform this. The dealer wanted $100 dollars to reset. (minimum charge). My friend did it on his lunch break! As on other posts, beware that if you hook up a trailer using this circuit, you will trigger an "overcurrent" and your result will be dead stop lights!
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