FICM Repair Program (Send in your Module for Repair)
REPAIR PROGRAM DETAILS
If you can afford a little down time, send your FICM in for a quick repair. We'll help you get solid FICM back in your truck asap. We also offer an exchange program to get you back on the road even sooner!
How it works:
1) Print off our intake form here.
2) Fill out the form
4) Ship your module to us along with the completed form
4) Payment: See the "payment" section below
Pricing for various services, tunes, module repairs are shown on the intake form. If you have questions or want to confirm whether we can repair your module just give us a call (515-897-4459) or contact us through the messaging portal here on the site and we'll give you a call.
Check out the following links for more information:
SHIPPING ADDRESS: (addresses are shown at the top of the intake form)
4337 N Callison Ave.
PO Box 173
Cumming, IA 50061
** Note that the Intake form can also be used to send in other modules (ECM, PCM, GEM, etc) and you're able to order any of the other commonly purchased parts shown on it.
Payment is most easily and cost effectively handled by just enclosing a check or money order in the box with your module made payable to FICMrepair.com. Payment can also be made via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted) over the phone.
6.0 FICM Repair Turnaround:
We typically repair modules the day that they're received and get them shipped back out the next day. Note that shipments sent to us via UPS are not typically received until after our techs are gone for the day. Your module will receive priority the next business day, but treated as if it came in the next business morning. Units typically spend 1-2 days here and shipped out.
6.0 FICM Installation:
When you receive the module, simply install it and you're done. If you've elected to have Power Hungry Performance tune installed on your module you'll notice less turbo lag, better throttle response, and should net you up to THREE MILES TO THE GALLON better fuel economy!!
Inbound Shipment Notification:
There is no need to notify us that you are sending your 6.0 FICM in for repair if you are using the intake form. Just drop it in a box with the intake form and payment, and we'll do the rest! If you don't include a payment we'll contact you.
Previously worked on 6.0 FICM modules:
While we will repair previously worked on modules sent in for repair, we charge an additional $50 bench fee to assess and ultimately clean up the damage caused by other's soldering and component replacing attempts, taking extra time to ensure that neighboring components haven't been heat-damaged in the prior repair process. There are no exceptions to this policy on modules sent in for repair given the time it takes for this additional testing.
Backlogs and Service Order:
We have nearly always met our service promise of working on 6.0 FICM modules the day that they are received and thus have been able to ship them back out the next business day. On those days that we cannot do this due to the volume received, modules asking for Expedited shipping will be worked on first, followed by modules asking for standard Ground service return.
- For ECM/PCM/GEM/INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/LLY FICM repairs, repair service times average right at two weeks. Given the wide variety of modules/components and their internal parts, this timeframe can flex, but a 2 week timeframe is typical.
** NOTE: Please remove all mounting grommets and/or bushings from your module before you send it in. We are not responsible for lost/misplaced mounting hardware.
Please ensure that you complete a separate intake form for each module sent in to avoid repair delays, or alternatively skip the intake forms and call ahead.
Pack Carefully: It's critical that you place bubble wrap (much preferred) or some other cushioning material around the module, paying special attention to protecting the connectors. A piece of cardboard or extra layer of bubble wrap taped over the connectors is an excellent means of providing additional connector protection. You know you have enough packing in with the module when it can no longer move around inside the box.
Standard Ground shipping is available for $25. Expedited 2 Day UPS is available for $75 - If you absolutely NEED overnight service, please consider our exchange program. Overnight shipping typically runs in the $80-$130 range and perhaps higher for shipments requiring Saturday delivery.
FICMs nearly never die. They are nearly always killed. Do yourself a favor and get your batteries and alternator tested.
Battery testing: Remove the batteries and have them load tested on a bench. Battery bench testing must be done after batteries have been disconnected and sitting for 12 hours to allow their capacities to stabilize. Batteries must pass a bench test above 700 CCA in the warmer southern climates and must pass a bench test above 800 CCA in the colder northern climates.
Alternator testing: Alternators fail when hot. In these trucks, it is nearly always the voltage regulator that goes out due to the fact that they are undersized. Typical failure is between about 120,000 and 160,000 miles (about 190,000 to 260,000 km). Frequently, there is no warning or indication of failure. As regulators fail when hot, pull the alternator(s) and replicate under hood temperatures on a hot summer day by sticking the alternator in an oven at about 225°F (about 105°C) for an hour. Pull the alternator out of the oven with some gloves or shop towels and then immediately take it/them to an auto parts store to be tested. For a valid test, the alternator must be uncomfortably warm to the touch during the test. If you want to get a properly sized alternator to just start over, click here.
Your alternator(s) must be fully functional and your batteries must measure more than 13.3 volts when the truck is at full operating temperature with all the accessories on (high beams, blower motor, radio, heated seats if you have them, etc) to retain your warranty.
Failure to bench test the batteries and alternator(s) will result in voiding the FICM warranty.
Circuit high codes are nearly always indicative of a shot alternator or bad harness. Circuit low codes are nearly always caused by weak/inadequate alternators and batteries. The lowest end alternator we carry puts out at idle more than the factory unit does at its peak! Check out our alternators and order yours today!
It could also be a FICM relay issue - most report it as being stamped with the 'engineering' part number F80B-14B192-AA - next to this 10 amp fuse near the drivers side hood hinge. Read more about the FICM Relay.
** WARNING** If you are working on the high pressure oil system (dummy plugs, standpipes, HPOPs, injectors, etc) as part of this exchange or in the future, remember to *always* hook up a battery charger and remove the FICM relay prior to using the key to engage the starter to purge the air. Engage the starter in 10-15 second intervals with at least 45 seconds in between engagements to avoid killing your starter. After you have seen the 500 psi necessary of injection control pressure, allow the batteries to regain their charge, crank once more for 10-15 seconds, re-install the FICM relay, and start the truck as normal. This will save your FICM from certain stress and possible death.
Some talk about using the remote starter engagement wire on the passenger side fender well for this purpose. While this can work, note that it does not send voltage to the Injection Pressure Regulator Valve this way. The result? Needless extra starter engagement time as a good bit of the oil pumped by your high pressure oil pump will be sent right back to the oil pan instead of to the oil rail.