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Old 05-01-2012, 09:52 PM
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Block Heater

Okay I know I've been posting on here a lot lately, sorry. I just fried my block heater, I plugged it in and the male end on the plug to the truck exploded in flames out the back end. I am going to have to deal with it tomorrow, I am sleepy. Has anyone ever replaced their block heaters before? Is it a hard process? What do I need? Thank you!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:33 AM
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Did it fry back where the cord plugs into the heater on the oil cooler? Or the end where you plug in the extension cord? If it's the latter, it may just be the cord that's fried. They're generic, actually, available at NAPA.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:45 AM
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It just fried the head of the plug that goes to the extension cord. The whole cord is fine but just the head fried the negative side of the wire completely. I probably just want to go to NAPA and get a new cord anyways. Is it hard to replace?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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Replacing the cord is no problem. It just runs along the frame. If it's just the cord end, you can just cut it off and replace it with a heavy-duty replacement end available from any hardware store (make sure it can handle 15A). I replaced mine when I relocated the plug end to a recepticle on the bumper. Also, make sure that nothing has chaffed the cord along the frame where it might short. Cheers!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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Ya I am going to pull apart and just replace the whole cord just for good measure. I don't want to chance it. Thank you for you replies, it is greatly appreciated. I will let you know if I run in to any problems and have questions!
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