Where is the engine block heater cord?

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Bastards, charging $95 for a $16 cord...
Should be included free of charge honestly.

It ended up not being that big a deal to install myself, just partially removed the inner fender liner on front passenger side to get at it. No pics of it right now but I could take some tomorrow if anyone needs them but the computer generated images above is pretty helpful.





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Just installed the block heater cord. I purchased the OEM cord as I didnt want to take a chance on a cheap POS.

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I removed the right wheel then removed the fasteners from the inner fender liner. Pulling back the liner gives good access to the block heater.

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I ran the cord from the top down. Then some dielectric grease and plugged in.

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I routed the cord over to the side and forward, up the dipstick tube then over to the open space by the battery.

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Then I tested the install. All good drawing 3.5 amps.

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All in all an easy update. I would say maybe 2 beers.
 

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This is the cord that’s included for the $99 when ordering right?
 

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It keeps the engine at about 100°f when it was about 10°f outside...
 

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I bought my cord online as well 62 bucks included shipping. The mopar cord will reach the front bumper if so desired. I also followed the dipstick tube upward then routed forward from there. It’s cable tied to the bumper and I kept it short so I don’t think it will move much on the road.
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So maybe I'm reading this wrong? But do all JL's come with the heating element in the block and all you have to add is the cord?
Thanks for any reply's.
 

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So maybe I'm reading this wrong? But do all JL's come with the heating element in the block and all you have to add is the cord?
Thanks for any reply's.
All the ecodiesels come with the block heater, Ram and Wrangler. Not sure about the gasoline JLs.
 

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Just installed the block heater cord. I purchased the OEM cord as I didnt want to take a chance on a cheap POS.

20201207_135924.jpg


I removed the right wheel then removed the fasteners from the inner fender liner. Pulling back the liner gives good access to the block heater.

20201207_143556.jpg


I ran the cord from the top down. Then some dielectric grease and plugged in.

20201207_143647.jpg


I routed the cord over to the side and forward, up the dipstick tube then over to the open space by the battery.

20201207_143958.jpg


20201207_160744.jpg


20201207_160628.jpg


Then I tested the install. All good drawing 3.5 amps.

20201207_160138.jpg


All in all an easy update. I would say maybe 2 beers.
this is a pic of the area where the block heater should be. I dont see the brass plug. It looks like the silver thing is plugged into the block in that location but I cannot find the other end of it
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this is a pic of the area where the block heater should be. I dont see the brass plug. It looks like the silver thing is plugged into the block in that location but I cannot find the other end of it
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I could never see it from above or below either. I plugged into it by bending the wheel well liner up quite a bit after removing the two rear plastic retainers. Then pulled the orange dust cap and plugged in the cord by feel. The well does pop back into shape when done. The only time I ever saw the brass block plug was through the vertical slot in the wheel well. Using a flashlight shine over the tire through that slot somewhat toward the rear.
 
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This is a poor picture but it’s way in there.
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