Dead starter requires a $85 TIPM reprogram?
Ended up killing my starter playing in a mud pit at Uwharrie last Monday. Couldn't find any place within an hours drive that had one in stock, and being from ~5 hours away myself and not being able to miss work Tuesday, I had my JK towed to the closest Jeep dealer and drove home in a rental.
Dealer ordered one yesterday, and called this afternoon to say my JK is ready. $402 for the starter replacement, plus $14 in parts, and another $85 to "reprogram the TIPM".
When I dropped it off, there were no codes showing on the dash, so I'm confused about what they'd need to touch the TIPM for.
Anyone know if there is something TIPM related that goes along with replacing the starter? I questioned the dealer about it (over the phone) and it went from "mumble mumble bigger tires" to finally "I told you that there may be additional things required to fix your Jeep", but he could never give me anything specific about touching the TIPM with a starter.
When the tow truck dropped me and my JK off, one the service advisors met me with a big grin, pointing at the mud on my JK and making a comment about how their dealership makes a lot of money off of people killing their Jeeps in Uwharrie, so maybe I'm being paranoid about this... lol
Any advice would be cool. Thanks.
Last edited by aristobrat; 08-18-2015 at 08:46 AM.