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Old 11-22-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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I know alot of guys on here are from warmer climate areas, but. I bought this tahoe 2001 5.3L from down in the states. I can't find the block heater cord any where and it was -20 celcius last night. I know some vehicles don't have a block heater, so, where abouts on the engine do I find where it goes and will it be hard to install? Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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It might not have one. Check behind the headlights.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, you're not going to have one. On a gas truck, you have no real need.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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The cords are easy to hook and unhook. Just climb underneith the cab close to the front wheel on the driver side. Look up and there should be a little kidney shaped socket close to your cats or just upstream from them close to the intake manifold to the right (same side as the block). If you still cant find it ill take a pic tomorrow cz I'm in school til 7:30 tonight.

The dealer ship wants 45$ for a new cord but most autopart stores sell them for about 20$.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:43 PM   #5
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Is that location only on NBS or are the hook ups the same for OBS?
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
Is that location only on NBS or are the hook ups the same for OBS?
Only one way to find out..
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:56 AM   #7
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i guess ill have to crawl under it tomorrow and look before i leave
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:10 AM   #8
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i have one
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:21 AM   #9
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i had to replace mine because the previous owner was a lady and the cord was ripped. Im guessing she forgot to unplug it one day.... women drivers
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:58 AM   #10
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Sadly enough I never knew what that plug was for but never the less I have one also.
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