Jeep Cherokee (KL): Engine block heater

The engine block heater warms the engine and permits quicker starts in cold weather.

Connect the cord to a 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.

For ambient temperatures below 0F (-18C), the engine block heater is recommended. For ambient temperatures below -20F (-29C), the engine block heater is required.

The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood, behind to the driver's side headlamp. Follow the steps below to properly use the engine block heater: 1. Locate the engine block heater cord (behind the driver's side headlamp).

2. Undo the Velcro strap that secures the heater cord in place.

3. Pull the cord to the front of the vehicle and plug it into a grounded, three-wire extension cord.

4. After the vehicle is running, reattach the cord to the Velcro strap and properly stow away behind the driver's side headlamp.

NOTE:

  • The engine block heater cord is a factory installed option. If your vehicle is not equipped, heater cords are available from your authorized MOPAR dealer.
  • The engine block heater will require 110 Volts AC and 6.5 Amps to activate the heater element.
  • The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.

WARNING!

Remember to disconnect the engine block heater cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical cord could cause electrocution.

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