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post #1 of 18 Old 12-15-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Remote start and block heater question.

I just had a remote start installed on my truck last week. I've used it frequently this past week dues to colder than normal temps and snow almost every day. It works great, but my question is:

Will leaving the block heater plugged into power while remote starting the truck damage anything until I leave the house (10ish minutes) and unplug it?

I havn't seen any threads on this, so I just wanted to get a response from you guys before I would ever attempt it.

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-15-2010, 10:38 AM
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I hope it doesnt Ive just installed my remote start and have been starting it while plugged in and leaving for about 10 minutes. Havent had anyproblems.. But is there anyone out there that knows for sure?

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I don't think ya'll will have any problems.

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As long as you remember to unplug it before you pull out of the driveway, you won't have any problems.

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yeah no doubt

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As long as you remember to unplug it before you pull out of the driveway, you won't have any problems.
yeah my wife used my truck to run to the store the other day. When she came home I had to leave to get a new extention cord.. better than buying the block heater though

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I hope it won't hurt anything cause I've been doing exactly what your asking about .
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I havn't attempted it yet, but I'm sure the temps will fall thoughout the winter to where I need to do so this year. I just wanted to check before doing so. But if you guys have tried it will no problems so far, then I guess it won't hurt anything.

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how cold do you guys let it get before plugging it in? ford says -10 but thats really cold lol, also were are the plugs hideing on the 08s i havent had to use mine yet.

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I start plugging mine in around 15-20. It's been like -20 to -30 lately, thank god for the block heater!!

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