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Old 01-24-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is the block heater factory??

hi, i have a buddy with a 2005 2500 dodge ctd. he wants to put a block heater cord on it. we know where the spot is and right now there is black plastic plug or cover. now i understand that the cord is a plug and screw on thing but is the coil u screw it on to factory?

in other words if we take that plug off is there gonna be a coil to hook the cord to or are we gonna have to do the coil and the cord?
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Just remove the protective cover and hook up your block heater cord. The block heater itself is there all the time, why they leave out a 5 dollar cable is beyond me.
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There is no coil, just a 110 volt cord.
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whats this then? that in there factory or have to add it too?

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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never hear of the heater element being called a 'coil' but whatever works for you. And yes, the element should be in there from the factory, they just cheap out on the cord and sell that to you seperately...
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Block heater plug

I just got the cord from Geno's, when you remove the black plastic cover, can you see the angle that the cord plugs in? I see it has two holes in it and what looks like a flat plastic ground wire.
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