My daughter purchased a eco-diesel GC and it does not have the engine block heater from the factory. Has anyone purchased the mopar heater and had it installed or is this something you can install at home.
After doing some research all eco-diesels come from the factory with the engine block heater installed. If someone orders a GC and orders the optional block heater they are charged $395.00. The cord is put in at the Jeep assembly plant. Real nice profit I would say. Anyway I ordered a cord through my local dealer for $50.00, sure is a lot better than $395.
When I ordered mine 3 years ago it was $95.00...... I checked the jeep side and they still list it as a $95.00 option. From what I have read on this site, installing the cord is a bear of a job. I have never used it and don't plan on that changing. But I have it if I need it. I have a 2006 Prius that I use as a winter beater.
I installed mine in ten minutes. Look for the red/orange plug protective cap from the underside front of the car toward the right rear of the block. Look hard, you can barely see it as it is behind the components. Now comes the hard part. You need long thin arms. You have to lay across the engine (not running of course) drop the cord down by the right firewall area, FEEL for what you saw from underneath, pop off the protective red/orange cap and press the end of the cord on with your fingertips. Done. Done without dismantling anything. Sometimes the cords are on eBay for fifty or less.