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Old 05-14-2009, 03:40 AM
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The block heater is standard, the cord is not. All you have to do is get the cord from a Cummins store, genos or, napa. The dodge dealership as a last resort.
good to hear. thanks. I guess I will be looking into grabing one of these before I head to Omaha. I hear it gets cold out there in Dec
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Did you look at the pics at the beginning of the thread? It's a how to...
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Sure did. Thanks.
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Thanks for the pics!!!

got one ordered from Geno's....will be installed this weekend
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I'm glad I stumbled into this thread. It doesen't get that cold here in northern AL but the block heater sounds like a good idea for having heat quicker in them 30 degree mornings. So I read this thread, get up and go out to the parking lot to check if I have a cord installed before I order one and what do I find? Factory installed!!!. ( I have only owned this truck 6 weeks)
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:28 PM
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I'm glad I stumbled into this thread. It doesen't get that cold here in northern AL but the block heater sounds like a good idea for having heat quicker in them 30 degree mornings. So I read this thread, get up and go out to the parking lot to check if I have a cord installed before I order one and what do I find? Factory installed!!!. ( I have only owned this truck 6 weeks)
Lucky you! There's a lot more to discover...
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FWIW, I just screwed mine in from underneath the truck. Didn't mess with removing the intake tube. Took me longer to route and secure the rest of the cord...
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Great install description. I would only add that an auto-eject receptacle will prevent the embarassment of dragging an A.C. cord down the road with you when you forget to unplug first.
Kussmaul makes a good one that most of the fire apparatus mfg's install.
Here's a link if you're interested

http://www.kussmaul.com/091-55-20-120.html
This is just what I needed, in Ks, the low 30's are just around the corner. Thank you for the write up. Went out and I do have the Heater but no plug. (Truck came from Las Vegas) Hey Bob I'm a little slow, I do like the Auto eject, because I would be the first one to drive down the street dragging a cord, as a matter of fact I used to have a 97 power stroke, and I'm pretty sure I did it once. I'm confussed about the install, I looked at their PDF. Does the heater plug go into the "front" (that part ejects the plug) and the upper side black wire run to Incoming power to vehicle. I'm sure I'm just not getting it, I know the Incoming power to vehicle can't be whats plugged into the Garage or I'd still end up dragging a cord Please help
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Thanks Madhat. Good job with the pics. I was just thinking of doing it too but had not gotten that far. I'm sure I won't need it here in central Cal but may when I travel to the "great white north!"
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No worries. I really don't need it here, but I still like coming out to a semi-warm truck when it's 20* outside....
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Here is what the way overpriced ($60.16) Mopar cord looks like and is routed for anyone thats interested...


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That's pretty nice... but I'll stick to my $12 one...
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Thanks! Saved me $40.00

Thanks Madhatter for the pictures and details. Saved me 40.00 at the dealer, just wished I would have bought the cord from Geno's!
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You got it! Welcome to the DTR.
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My truck came with the cord, but my fathers Ford did not and I just installed his yesterday.

The 2 prong connector for the Ford is the exact same as the Dodge. I called Ford to buy the cord and the parts guy had the gall to tell me to come on down it is in stock and it is $99.00.

Carquest had the cord in stock as well and it was $19.00. Here's the part number carquest part# 78064
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