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Old 12-11-2010, 10:33 PM
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Wonder if the block heaters in the 2010 Rams make any noise when they are plugged in. Just want to be sure it's working, and I don't have any kind of tester. I know on the 2005 you could hear almost a sound like a sizzle a few seconds after the cord was plugged in. I can't hear anything when I plug this one in. Any thoughts................thanks.
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All you can do is check for voltage at the heater end. I've never had one pop or make noise at me before.
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Never had a block heater make noise for me, but my work truck has an in-line light by the cord to let me know I'm getting power to it and that's about it.
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The one on my RAM is silent, no noise at all. Only way I know it works is I have heat almost right away in the morning. My 2008 Dakota however I could hear the sizzle whenever it was plugged in.
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Unplug it really fast in the dark. If you see sparks or arcing it is drawing current and probably working. If you see no light show it is drawing no current and probably not working.
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Unplug it really fast in the dark. If you see sparks or arcing it is drawing current and probably working. If you see no light show it is drawing no current and probably not working.
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Wonder if the block heaters in the 2010 Rams make any noise when they are plugged in. Just want to be sure it's working, and I don't have any kind of tester. I know on the 2005 you could hear almost a sound like a sizzle a few seconds after the cord was plugged in. I can't hear anything when I plug this one in. Any thoughts................thanks.
I had the same question, I can't hear anything on mine either, I know it's working though, -27 this morning, had it plugged in overnight, fired up and it idled down right away. Every other block heater in the past, I used to be able to hear it sizzle when it came to life, kinda sounded like a kettle firing up.
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was the block heater an extra option for the 1500's? I was unaware mine might have one..??
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was the block heater an extra option for the 1500's? I was unaware mine might have one..??
It usually is an optional item.
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