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post #1 of 8 Old 12-15-2010, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need to replace block heater plug

On my 2000 my block heater plug is in pretty rough condition, I keep getting shocked when there's snow on the plug, plugging it in and out in the dark lol. Where can I get a new one and how much is involved with changing it out?

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I'm not sure a new plug cord is going to be any different though.....

The moment you plug that in you have a 1,000w draw, it's gonna spark! AND if it's wet, with your bare hand there, you might feel some voltage

The other end just plugs-in up above the oil filter, you should maybe remove & inspect that cord in case it's cut somewhere but then, if it's OK, I would dry the plug first and plug it in to the power at the wall outlet from now on.
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Is it just the end of the plug (prongs) that's messed up? i did the Marinco Block Heater Plug Mod.
I found it at a marine/boat store.

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Right where the wires go into to the plug the insulation is crack and falling about. It's getting old and dry rotted.

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I just priced it this week. The cord is 79.00 at the stealer. I'm searching for a cheaper one now. will post it if I find one.

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The mod that was posted by Mack looks pretty sweet might see if i can find one somewhere.

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Do the marinco mod, it's cheaper, very easy to install and every time you plug and unplug your truck you'll thank yourself.
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I just spliced a new plug in from NAPA and problem solved for me.
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