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Old 10-22-2014, 09:38 PM
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Adding Diesel Block Heater

Anyone out there buy a diesel, and then realized the block heater is not on their unit?

Well, this guy did, and it bugs me.

Does anyone know if the block heater is already installed and we just have to buy an expensive cord and plug it in? Or is it a little more extensive?

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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

Just have to buy the the $89 Mopar cord. Block heater is already installed. If your standing in front of the engine, look down the left side of the engine for the connection. I'll try to grab a pic in the daylight tomorrow.


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Old 10-22-2014, 09:49 PM
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

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Just have to buy the the $89 Mopar cord. Block heater is already installed. If your standing in front of the engine, look down the left side of the engine for the connection. I'll try to grab a pic in the daylight tomorrow.
Good to know! Good location to buy the cord from?
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

I hunted for an hour tonight trying to find it. A pic would be awsome!
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:59 AM
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I hunted for an hour tonight trying to find it. A pic would be awsome!
It is on the passenger side, about ⅓ of the way back, and down very low. You can only access it from the top, and need long arms to reach it. You probably can't even see it without using an extension mirror. I helped V-tail find his - it was not like mine, where the cord was up on top, they coiled his right by where it attaches. Just look at the block right at the bottom.
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

That's pretty awesome man! Thank you for the pic!
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

Thanks for the pics, that really helps. I found it last night and tried to get at it this morning but my arms are too big. I can get about an inch or so away from it coming in from the top. I tried removing the power dist box and the relay that are right there to gain more clearance but I couldnt get the box the power dist center sits in to come loose. Found 2 nuts holding it in but it still wouldnt come out.

Guess I will have to pull the front tire and see if I can go in thru the wheelwell.
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

NEW 2007-up JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE ECODIESEL BLOCK HEATER CORD, V6 3.0L CRD DIESEL ENGINE,COLD START

This block heater cable is used so that you can warm the engine for easy starting in cold weather. The engine has the block heater installed, but many times the dealers did not order the engine block heater cable with the trucks. Heater cable is 5 feet long.

The heater cable plugs into the block heater which is in the middle of the block underneath the passenger side exhaust manifold. There should be an orange cover on it that will need to be removed to access to the block heater. Easiest access to the block heater is from crawling underneath the truck on the passenger side behind the front tire.


NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR JEEP HAS THE BLOCK HEATER ELEMENT INSTALLED IN THE ENGINE, THEN THIS CORD CAN PLUG IN DIRECTLY TO THAT HEATING ELEMENT. HOW TO SPOT THE HEATING ELEMENT IS NOTED ABOVE. IF IT DOES'T HAVE THE ELEMENT, THAT WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED AS WELL AS THIS CORD.


$29 with free shipping, I have sold many of these on eBay.

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NEW 2007-up JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE ECODIESEL BLOCK HEATER CORD, V6 3.0L CRD DIESEL ENGINE,COLD START

This block heater cable is used so that you can warm the engine for easy starting in cold weather. The engine has the block heater installed, but many times the dealers did not order the engine block heater cable with the trucks. Heater cable is 5 feet long.

The heater cable plugs into the block heater which is in the middle of the block underneath the passenger side exhaust manifold. There should be an orange cover on it that will need to be removed to access to the block heater. Easiest access to the block heater is from crawling underneath the truck on the passenger side behind the front tire.

NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR JEEP HAS THE BLOCK HEATER ELEMENT INSTALLED IN THE ENGINE, THEN THIS CORD CAN PLUG IN DIRECTLY TO THAT HEATING ELEMENT. HOW TO SPOT THE HEATING ELEMENT IS NOTED ABOVE. IF IT DOES'T HAVE THE ELEMENT, THAT WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED AS WELL AS THIS CORD.

$29 with free shipping, I have sold many of these on eBay.

Thank you, Jack

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What's the easiest way to reach the plug to install it?
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Easiest access to the block heater is from crawling underneath the truck on the passenger side behind the front tire.
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