What Is the Ignition Control Module on a Car?

Answer An ignition coil is the coil in a vehicle's ignition system used to convert sufficient voltage to spark the spark plugs. The ignition control module helps manage the electrical current used by the ... Read More »

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What Does an Ignition Control Module Do in an '85 Mustang?

Your '85 Ford Mustang came with a powerful engine capable of generating 210 horsepower at 4,400 rpm, but the engine would not work at all without the ignition control module. The ignition control m... Read More »

How to Test an Ignition Control Module?

The electronic ignition control module is a solid state "On/Off" switch for the ignition system. The module receives a signal from a sensor inside the distributor. The signal is then used to fire t... Read More »

How to Check the GM Ignition Control Module?

General Motors, Inc designs and manufactures many different vehicles including trucks, cars and minivans. GM sells their vehicles under a wide range of name brands, including Pontiac, Chevrolet and... Read More »

How to Locate an Ignition Control Module?

The ignition control module of your vehicle is located inside the distributor housing in the engine compartment and is designed to monitor and regulate the ignition coil's firing time. The control ... Read More »