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Old 11-15-2013, 03:32 PM
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Ya that's been covered, but in the end...why should I be splicing wires on a brand new truck? I know mines not the top of the line trim model...but I paid enough IMHO that they should be paying & fixing it themselves...though I do find it strange that nobody else has stated that they have/had the same problem...for those with block heaters I mean lol
I just got mine and will be checking this weekend when I am off. I think a $50+ truck should have a long enough cord.
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I no longer live where it hardly gets cold enough to snow much, when it does snow a bit, the 911 operators start getting phone calls about being chemically attacked by aliens.

When i did live in Connecticut life was different
We didn't have money to spend on things like Block Heaters
Instead we went to a place that sold large appliances, like refrigerators & stoves,
We would ask someone if we could get the shipping cartons that were no longer needed. We took those cartons home & stored them away until winter, when the temperatures got cold enough, we placed the flattened cartons on the ground between the front tires. That insulated the engine & cooling system from the frozen ground where the cold is stored by Mother Nature, we all think the cold settles onto the hood & gets at the engine compartment that way, but it doesn't

If you are lucky enough to have a block heater, run the electrical power through a timer, have it set so that the power comes on about 3 hours before you have to have to use the vehicle. 3 hours is all that is needed to warm up the motor oil

I just found a article from Anchorage Alaska, to day is the day to get your block heater Timers

Winter 2013/2014 Timer Distribution at University Center Mall

Distribution of timers for use with engine block heaters is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8:00AM until noon, or sooner if supply is exhausted. The location and times of distribution will coincide with the University Center Community Health Fair.
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The engine block heater is listed as code NHK on the vehicle information report, and on the 4.7 engine, the cord and the plug end (covered with a rubber cap when not in use) is located on the passenger side at the front of the engine compartment next to the coolant overflow container, just lift the plastic trim/cover around where the coolant overflow container is and you will find it there, standard flat 3 wire/3 prong cord as used on 120 AC devices, tv's, computers, etc.
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I like putting my extension cord in the engine bay.
Prevents *******s from stealing the extension cord
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Most factory installed block heaters don't have long cords, just enough to get through the grill. A good reason to install a short extension cord, use the ones that have the LED in the connector. It will light up when the cord has power. Nothing like plugging in a vehicle to a dead cord/outlet.

Gives you a chance to route and tie/anchor it to the vehicle so if you forget to unplug it would damage other components.
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Most factory installed block heaters don't have long cords, just enough to get through the grill. A good reason to install a short extension cord, use the ones that have the LED in the connector. It will light up when the cord has power. Nothing like plugging in a vehicle to a dead cord/outlet.

Gives you a chance to route and tie/anchor it to the vehicle so if you forget to unplug it would damage other components.
Ya...I've used them all my life (well...driving life ) and must agree they're always short. The problem though is this time it doesn't reach outside the engine compartment....funny thing is that I also use a extension cord with an LED in it for this very reason lol. In the past I've always used a zip tie and secured it in place within the grill of my vehicles...

I sent a quesiton to Chrysler Canada via email/web page and still havn't heard back from them as of yet...
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On my truck, a 2004 diesel, I don't have fog lights and zip tied my block heater to the opening for the fog lights. My cord was long enough to do this. Like others have said, just get a short extension cord.

I've been to North Dakota in the winter, everyone had there vehicles plugged in. Even if you don't HAVE to, its nice just to get heat a little quicker.
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The cord is long enough,just relocate and fasten.



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I live in Northern Ontario. My 13 sport came with a block heater. I have no plans on using it and never used it on my 2011. It has started just fine in temps of -30
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I live in Northern Ontario. My 13 sport came with a block heater. I have no plans on using it and never used it on my 2011. It has started just fine in temps of -30
For me its not a starting issue,I just think its better for the engine on a very cold start.Always heard most engine wear is on startup.
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