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Old 12-01-2010, 05:49 PM
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plug the truck up tonight had a fire need some help please

I pulled the truck in the garage tonight pluged it up and went to walk in the house and notice a flash over my shoulder. I turned around to the plug on fire. I was like what the heck and ran over to the truck and unpluged it. The fire did not hurt anything. I was looking at the plug on the truck and it has a nick in it. My ? is can I replace the cord or will I have to replace the whole thing? Also where is a good cheap place to replace it? All help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:34 PM
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I just cut the cord back to the hurt spot, bought a new 15 amp grounded three prong plug and put that on. Its just a regular male plug on the end of the cord. Took me like 5 bucks for the new male plug end, and five minutes to put it on.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:39 PM
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You can also get a complete cord for it it screws in near the oil filter the good news is its the same cord the over the road trucks use so its readily available at truck shops.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:22 AM
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how far back? id cut it and do the marinco mod. Ford wants $80 for the cord, or as we all know we can just fix it for a few bucks. mine is doing the same thing, no fire yet, but the tear is by the plug, marinco mod time. figure $30 since i may need a tool or two.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:07 PM
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Most the truck shops here get 20 to thirty for the cord last time I got one thats why I posted this up. The marinco mod also works too thou.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:11 PM
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whats the marinco mod??
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:32 PM
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Just a new hardware store plug end installed in place of the factory one of the better makes is marinco.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:27 AM
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I need to replace mine too but can't find it on powerstrokeshop.com

Anybody got a part # for the full cord?

Ha, found em...

http://powerstrokeshop.com/partlocat...egoryID=124282

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:02 AM
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NCHornet has this mod and a writeup around here somewhere. but here is a link to what google took me to. im doing it this weekend if i have time.

TheDieselStop.Com - www.thedieselstop.com
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:13 PM
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LOL mine went bad last week too... I'm an electrician by trade, so the next time I was as the shop, I grabbed a new cord end, and 5 minutes later my block heater worked again... I also ordered the "fixed" type cord end, the marinco mod, as they call it... not sure if I want to cut it into the bumper, or what... might mount it near the running board or drivers door, closer to where I have to trip over it to get in the truck... cheap insureance to make sure i unplug before I leave... forgot about it once about a dozen years ago, when I first started drivin' a diesel in the winter... embarassing!!! Pulled away from the shop, with co-workers watching... I was the new guy... ouch.
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