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Summit hidden block heater plug

Figured I would share in case anyone else was looking for a place to hide the block heater plug. I could not settle on anywhere to put the plug and did not want it sticking out from under the hood or wiper cowl. I also did not want to hack anything up too much, so it had to be hidden. Here's what I came up with. Obviously only works on a Summit. Cost about $25 and did should not have taken more than an hour. Trial and error and multiple trips to the depot stretched it out a bit.

Here's some shots. If anyone wants a more detailed write up, let me know. I can put something together.







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Re: Summit hidden block heater plug

is that a new piece your ordered to modify? whats the part number? how about a picture standing further back showing the entire front end.
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is that a new piece your ordered to modify? whats the part number? how about a picture standing further back showing the entire front end.
Sorry, I guess I could have made it more clear. I did not order any replacement parts from Jeep. I just removed the lower right side bumper grill/plastic part and sanded off the edges so it could be pulled on and off without latching to the bumper. I then attached magnets to the bumper and to that cover piece, so it would stay on and could easily just be pulled off. Where the plug mounts is the plastic part of the bumper that is covered by the lower right grill piece.



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Sorry, I guess I could have made it more clear. I did not order any replacement parts from Jeep. I just removed the lower right side bumper grill/plastic part and sanded off the edges so it could be pulled on and off without latching to the bumper. I then attached magnets to the bumper and to that cover piece, so it would stay on and could easily just be pulled off. Where the plug mounts is the plastic part of the bumper that is covered by the lower right grill piece.



This is an awesome way of doing this. I may have to do it soon!
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This is an awesome way of doing this. I may have to do it soon!
been working out so far. more rigid that I thought too, there is little to no flex when plugging the cord in. magnets are holding up well too.
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Looks great. Nice job.
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Re: Summit hidden block heater plug

Looks good! Love the Summit front end when not marred with a license plate bracket.
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Figured I would share in case anyone else was looking for a place to hide the block heater plug. I could not settle on anywhere to put the plug and did not want it sticking out from under the hood or wiper cowl. I also did not want to hack anything up too much, so it had to be hidden. Here's what I came up with. Obviously only works on a Summit. Cost about $25 and did should not have taken more than an hour. Trial and error and multiple trips to the depot stretched it out a bit.

Here's some shots. If anyone wants a more detailed write up, let me know. I can put something together.







Can you tell us where you got the cap for the plug from please
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Re: Summit hidden block heater plug

One suggestion: Always carry a 'cheater cord' that fits the recessed plug ON the Jeep....in case you end up plugging in away from home/with a different cord.
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Re: Summit hidden block heater plug

good call. ill likely purchase another 25' cord and leave it in the jeep. I got this guy from Amazon and it's working out well. It's actually stays pretty malleable in sub 20 degree weather.
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good call. ill likely purchase another 25' cord and leave it in the jeep. I got this guy from Amazon and it's working out well. It's actually stays pretty malleable in sub 20 degree weather.

That's the extension cord you use but where did you get the piece that's in the bumper?
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That's the extension cord you use but where did you get the piece that's in the bumper?
Here's the basic parts list.

Noko Genius GCP1
Magcraft NSN0674 Magnets
3 #8 x 5/8" stainless screws (home depot)
3 #8 flat speed nuts (home depot)

Used dremel and small disk to cut circular hole, then filed smooth. Heater cord ran with large battery cable under fuse box then down the wheel well liner and plugged right into the Noko plug. Magnets epoxied to both inner bumper and small grill cover, taped one side so they chip.
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