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03-12-2014 12:54 AM
diverb I'm sorry guys, I accidentally deleted the photos of the block heater cord install from my photo bucket account. It showed just where you can go in from the wheel well. Sorry
03-10-2014 06:07 AM
Originally Posted by coinoprus View Post
Diverb, you said you reached the block plug by taking the right front tire off. How did you get the panel between the wheel well and the engine compartment off, so that the plug for the heater can be reached? I don't want to cut it out or leave it out.
You have to remove all the plastic clips around the periphery of the fender liner, and there is a little trick to doing that. If you look closely at one of the clips you will see a small diameter circle in the center of the head of the clip. That is a plastic pic that sticks out when the clip is put in place, and then the pin is pushed in to lock the clip. Take a small diameter rod (piece of coat hanger for example), place it on the center pin, and tap it with something to push the pin into the clip. This will release the clip so you can pry it up with a screw driver.

When replacing the clips, make sure the pin is sticking out, position the clip, and tap the pin in until it is flush.
03-10-2014 12:35 AM
Installation of block heater cord in 2014 Grand Cherokee diesel

Diverb, you said you reached the block plug by taking the right front tire off. How did you get the panel between the wheel well and the engine compartment off, so that the plug for the heater can be reached? I don't want to cut it out or leave it out.
12-12-2013 10:32 PM
MattXJ Got mine back today from the dealer. The block heater was factory installed, but with the cord missing. They had to order and install the correct cord. Part# 04801781-AA for 6.4L.
11-29-2013 04:55 PM
diverb Ok here is the correct part# for the 3.0L diesel engine block heater cord: 6818 6526 AB. I went thru the passenger wheel well like I described in the earlier post, it took me 5mins to get it plugged in and routed under the hood. Super easy job. It took me longer getting the jack and jack stands out to get the tire off then the actual job.
11-25-2013 10:59 AM
diesel engine block heater cord

Originally Posted by diverb View Post
The cord was $95+tax. Heading to dealership Monday morning to prove that it's the wrong cord
Please post the part number when you get the right cord.
11-24-2013 04:53 PM
diverb The cord was $95+tax. Heading to dealership Monday morning to prove that it's the wrong cord
11-23-2013 08:30 PM
fun2drive Agree
Was that cord really 85 bucks? Wow if so I will just the cord to my order I placed today.
11-23-2013 09:23 AM
TheStringfellow Good info. Thanks.
11-23-2013 03:58 AM
diverb OK so I thought for sure this was going to be easy to install, and it should have been if the dealership had ordered the right cord for me! I first tried to find the plug in from the top, after 20 mins of looking I decided to get my creeper out and look from the bottom. I found the orange rubber block plug protector on the passenger side, mid block about where the crank should be. I was unable to get my fingers back far enough the push the cord on, so I thought since its mid engine and about half way up, I wonder if I can see if from the wheel well. If you remove the small piece of carpet behind the shock, you will be able to see where the heater cord plugs into.[IMG]

As you can see by the difference in the plug cap and the actual power cord, those are two different types. My guess is the one I was sold belongs to the 3.6l gas engine. I'll be returning that cord for the correct cord ASAP. Once I have the correct cord, it should be a straight forward job.
11-22-2013 07:39 PM
fun2drive My response was strictly for the 3.0L diesel since that was the question that was asked by diverb. I have no idea where it is on any engine.

If you have the pn diverb for the cord I would love to know what it is.
11-22-2013 07:19 PM
ColdCase According to the owners manual on the 5.7L Engine, the block heater cord is bundled and fastened to the injector harness. On the 3.6 is wrapped around the dipstick tube. Here's a photo of my 2011, as well as the parts drawing for the 6.4L. Dunno about the SRT but would guess its about the same as the 5.7. This is near the passenger headlight.
11-22-2013 06:28 PM
Originally Posted by TheStringfellow View Post
The v8s with block heater and Canadian diesels on which they are standard, seem to come with the cord pre-installed and tucked away behind the passenger headlight/fender area.
Yeah that's where it's supposed to be. But my Canadian market 2014 SRT doesn't. The dealer techs and myself have searched high and low for it. It's going in week after next to either find it, or install it if it's missing.

If we search my VIN in the dealer's service computer it shows as having a block heater installed.

They said if it's missing, they have to drop the front diff and remove the starter to get access to the block to install one.

I wasn't under the impression that the block heater and the cord were separate parts?
11-22-2013 11:16 AM
fun2drive The cord on those that have had it installed is back on the pass side back toward the firewall close to a distribution box. There is a pic of it on another forum will see if I can find it. Found it see picture, the red star is where the cord is supposed to be located at.
Discussion is located here. no space between jeep and garage.
Hope this helps.
11-21-2013 10:21 PM
TheStringfellow I was plann8ng to look for mine in a week or so when i change the oil and have it on a lift. Mine has a couple of empty wire holders behind the passenger headlight so maybe the prong end goes there. The heater cord doesnt look too long, if you put the one end near the passenger headlight doesnt that narrow down the location some by the reach of the cord? Seems like it would have to be passenger side front of engine block somewhere.
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