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Block heater cord is frayed, looking for help

My block heater cord is frayed where the wire ties into the plug. Considering splicing an extension cord plug onto the wiring for my block heater, good idea or not? If not, how much do factory new block heater cords cost?
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just go to the hardware store they sell male ends for pretty cheap it'll be a lot cleaner then just a cleaner then a cut off extension cord end


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I did it to mine because Im to cheap to buy a new one and I had all the supplies. Just make sure your connectors can handle the power or they will melt.
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my truck burnt down before i got it, due to someone splicing part on the cord, i wouldnt touch it, just get a new one

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I think the factory block heater draws 1000 watts. As long as you get a male end rated at that you should be fine. I would not splice on a extension cord though.
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I did replaced mine with a new male end and it has been just fine for the 1 1/2 yrs since I did it. I wrapped some mastik tape (stretchy rubber tape) around the end and cord to keep water out. Very easy and cheap to do.

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Let me guess...

So, let me guess, you backed out of the drive way without unplugging?

Been there, done that.

I, too, have put another male end on the end of the block heater cord. All the above advice sounds good to me. No ill effects. Mine works great now.
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It's easy, I just did mine saturday and it works fine. I also just backed out of the garage and forgot to unplug it.

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you can get them at a auto parts store for about $20 bucks. the dealer charges $100 or so. ill try to find the part# for you.
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Mine did that too, I did the Marinco Mod, works great! Cost under $30.00 w/shipping. It was very easy to do too.
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