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Caliber is full of acronyms - here's a guide

ABS - - Anti-lock Brake System
AWD - - All Wheel Drive control module
BAS - - Brake Assist System
CAN - - Controller Area Network data bus
CCN - - Cab Compartment Node
CFR - - Constant-force Retractors
CGW - - Central GateWay
DLC - - Data Link Connector
DTC - - Diagnostic Trouble Code
EARS - - Enhanced Accident Response System
EBD - - Electronic Brake-force Distribution
ECM - - Engine Control Module
EMIC - - ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster
ESC - - Electronic Speed Control
ESP - - Electronic Stability Program
EVIC - - Electronic Vehicle Information Center
HAS - - Hill-start Assist
HDC - - Hill-descent Control
HSM - - Heated Seat Module
HVAC - - Heating, Ventilation & Climate control
ITM - - Intrusion Transceiver Module
LATCH - - Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
LIN - - Local Interface Network data bus
OBD - - On-Board Diagnostics
OCS - - Occupant-classification System
ORC - - Occupant Restraint Controller
RKE - - Remote Keyless Entry
SAS - - Steering Angle Sensor
SCCM - - Steering Column Control Module
SCM - - Steering Control Module
SDARS - - Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service
SKREEM - - Sentry Key REmote Entry Module
TCM - - Transmission Control Module
TCS - - Traction Control System
TIRM - - Traffic Information Receiver Module
TPM - - Tire Pressure Monitor
TPMS - - Tire Pressure Monitoring System
TSB - - Technical Service Bulletin
WCM - - Wireless Control Module
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DODGE dictionary

Acronyms Glossary

MOPAR = Motor Parts or Chrysler Corporation Motor Parts Division

SE = Standard Edition-Base Trim Level

RT or R/T = Road and Track- Mid Trim Level

SRT (Street and Racing Technology)

A/C Air Conditioning

AAT Ambient Air Temperature

ABM Antilock Brake Module

ABS Antilock Brake System

ACC Adaptive Cruise Control

ACT Actuator

AFLS Adaptive Front Lighting System

AHBM Automatic High Beam Module

AHLM Automatic Headlamp Leveling Module

AHM Auxiliary Heater Module

ALS Active lighting system (lights follow steering)

AMP Amplifier

APM Adjustable Pedal Module

APPS Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor

APS Adjustable Pedals System

ASCM Air Suspension Control Module

ASD Auto Shut Down

ASBS Automatic Sway Bar System

AT Automatic Transmission-Rear Wheel Drive

ATC Automatic Temperature Control

ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid

ATX Automatic Transmission-Front Wheel Drive

AWD All Wheel Drive

AZC Automatic Zone Control

BARO Barometric

BCM Body Control Module

BPS Bladder Pressure Sensor

BSM Blind Spot Module

BTS Belt Tension Sensor

BTSI Brake Transmission Shift Interlock

BUX Built-Up Export

CAB Controller Antilock Brake

CAN Controller Area Network

CAN IHS Controller Area Network - Interior High Speed

CCD Chrysler Collision Detection

CCN Cabin Compartment Node

CGW Central Gateway

CHMSL Center high mount stop lamp

CKP Crank Position Sensor

CKT Circuit

CMP Camshaft Position Sensor

CMTC Compass/Mini-Trip Computer

CPA Connector Positive Assurance

CTM Compass Temperature Module

CVI Clutch Volume Index

DAB Driver Airbag

DC Direct Current

DCHA Diesel Cabin Heater Assist

DDM Driver Door Module

DEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DISP Display

DLC Data Link Connector

DMFL Door Module Front Left

DMFR Door Module Front Right

DMRL Door Module Rear Left

DMRR Door Module Rear Right

DOHC Dual Over Head Cam

DR Door

DRBIII Diagnostic Readout Box, 3rd Generation

DRV Driver

DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code

DTCM Drivetrain Control Module

EATX Electronic Automatic Transaxle

EBL Electric Back Lite (Rear Window Defogger)

ECM Engine Control Module (Diesel)

ECT Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

EGR Exhaust Gas Re-Circulation

EMCC Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch

EOM Electronic Overhead Module

EPS Electric Power Steering

ESM Electronic Shift Module

ETC Electronic Throttle Control

ETS Evaporator Temperature Sensor

EVBP Electronic Variable Brake Proportioning

EVIC Electronic Vehicle Information Center

FCM Front Control Module

FCV Flow Control Valve

FDCM Final Drive Control Module

FEMCC Full Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch

FSM Folding Seat Module

GCC Gulf Coast Countries

GEN Generator

GPEC Global Powertrain Engine Controller

HCU Hydraulic Control Unit

HE Hall Effect

HFM Hands Free Module

HIDT High Intensity Discharge Transducer

HSM Heated Seat Module

HVAC Heater Ventilation, Air Conditioning

I/C Integrated Circuit

IAC Idle Air Control Motor

IAT Intake/Inlet Air Temperature Sensor

ICU Integrated Control Unit

ICS Integrated Center Stack

IOD Ignition Off Draw

IP Instrument Panel

IPC Instrument Panel Cluster

IPM Integrated Power Module

IR Infrared

IRT Intelligent Recovery Timer

ISS Input Speed Sensor

ITBM Integrated Trailer Brake Module

ITM Intrusion Transceiver Module

JBLK Junction Block

JTEC Jeep & Truck Engine Control Module

KDB2 Keyboard Data Bus, 2nd Generation

KNB Knee Blocker Airbag

KS Knock Sensor

LDP Leak Detection Pump

LDU Lower Drive Unit

LED Light Emitting Diode

LIN Local Interconnect Network

LHD Left Hand Drive

LR Low/Reverse Clutch or Pressure Switch

LRSM Light Rain Sensor Module

LT Left

LU Lockup

MAP Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor

MDS Multi Displacement System

MIC Mechanical Instrument Cluster

MIL Malfunction Indicator Lamp

MLS Multi Layer Steel

MSMAPM Memory Seat/Mirror/Adjustable Pedals Module

MSMD Memory Seat Module

MT Manual Transmission-Rear Wheel Drive

MTC Manual Temperature Control

MTV Manifold Tuning Valve

MTX Manual Transmission-Front Wheel Drive

MUX Multiplex

NAV Navigation

NGC Next Generation Controller

NVLD Natural Vacuum Leak Detection

O2S Oxygen Sensor

OAT Outside Air Temperature

OBD On Board Diagnostics

OBD-I On Board Diagnostic specification 1 (1991-1995)

OBD-II On Board Diagnostic specification 2 (1996 and up)

OCM Occupant Classification Module

OCS Occupant Classification System

OCSVR Occupant Classification System Verification Required

OD Overdrive Clutch or Pressure Switch

ODO Odometer

ORC Occupant Restraint Controller

OSS Output Speed Sensor

P/M Pump Motor

PAB Passenger Airbag

PASS Passenger

PCI Programmable Communication Interface

PCM Powertrain Control Module

PCV Positive Crankcase Ventilation

PDC Power Distribution Center

PDM Passenger Door Module

PEM Passive Entry Module

PEMCC Partial Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch

PEP Peripheral Expansion Port

PLG Power Liftgate

PLGM Power Liftgate Module

PLU Partial Lockup

PSD Power Sliding Door

PSDM Power Sliding Door Module

PSDML Power Sliding Door Module Left

PSDMR Power Sliding Door Module Right

PSM Programmable Special Module

PSI Pounds Per Square Inch

PTCM Power Top Control Module

PTIM Police and Taxi Interface Module

PTS Parktronics

PWM Pulse Width Modulated

PWR Power

RCM Roof Control Module

REV Reverse Clutch

RF Radio Frequency

RHD Right Hand Drive

RKE Remote Keyless Entry

RT Right

RTV Room Temperature Vulcanizing

RX Receive

S/C Speed Control

SAB Seat Airbag

SAS Steering Angle Sensor

SBEC Single Board Engine Controller

SBM Switch Bank Module

SBS Seat Belt Switch

SBT Seat Belt Tensioner

SCA Shift Cover Assembly

SCM Steering Control Module

SCCM Steering Column Control Module

SDAR Satellite Digital Audio Receiver

SDARV Satellite Digital Audio Receiver Video

SKIM Sentry Key Immobilizer Module

SKIS Sentry Key Immobilizer System

SKREEM Sentry Key Remote Entry Module

SKREES Sentry Key Remote Entry System

SLPK Solenoid Pack

SOHC Single Over Head Cam

SOL Solenoid

SRS Supplemental Restraint System

SRV Short Runner Valve

SSV Solenoid Switch Valve

SUNR Sunroof

SW Switch

SWS Seat Weight Sensor

TCC Torque Converter Clutch

TCCM Transfer Case Control Module

TCM Transmission Control Module

TCS Traction Control System

TGW Telematics Gateway

TIP Throttle Inlet Pressure

TIPM Totally Integrated Power Module

TIRM Traffic Information Receiver Module

TM Trailer Module

TP Throttle Position

TPM Tire Pressure Monitor

TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor System

TPS Throttle Position Sensor

TRD Torque Reduction

TRS Transmission Range Sensor

TX Transmit

UD Underdrive Clutch

VES Vehicle Entertainment System

VFD Vacuum Fluorescent Display

VPWM Variable Pulse Width Modulated

VSIM Vehicle System Interface Module

VSS Vehicle Speed Sensor/Signal

VTSS Vehicle Theft Security System

WCM Wireless Control Module

WIN Wireless Ignition Node

WOT Wide Open Throttle

WSS Wheel Speed Sensor

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
What are the sensors, what do they do, how do they work?
Car running rough, won't start, dies, limp home mode (to protect the engine).
Even when there is no fault the lack of an expected signal from a sensor can create a symptom

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