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Old 09-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Ignition Control Module (ICM) sends signals that PCM requires
for fuel control and spark advance calculations. At start of engine
crank, ICM controls spark advance (by-pass mode). When second 3X
signal is recognized by PCM, it applies 5 volts to by-pass circuit,
commanding ICM to switch Ignition Control (IC) of spark advance to PCM
(IC mode). A short in IC circuit, or an open or short ground in bypass
circuit will set DTC 1361.

You likely won't notice any drivability problems.


  • PCM monitors IC pulses during crank while by-pass mode spark
    advance is commanded.
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