Dodge Nitro: Engine block heater - Starting and operating - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: Engine block heater

The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded three-wire extension cord.
• The engine block heater cord is found under the hood clipped to the heater line on the left side of the engine.

WARNING: Remember to disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC electrical cord could cause electrocution.

Use the heater when temperatures below 0 °F (-18 °C) are expected to last for several days.

    Starting procedures
    Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. WARNING: Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children in a vehic ...

    Automatic transmission
    CAUTION: Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed: • Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. • Shift into or out of ...

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    Gear Ranges
    DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range. PARK This range supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this ra ...

    Replacing light bulbs
    ■ Headlights Right side only: Remove the clip and move it aside to allow easy access to the light bulbs. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise. 1 Headlight (low beam) 2 Headlight (high b ...

    If the Engine is Flooded
    If the engine is flooded with gasoline, it may be hard to start. If this happens, press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the engine. (Do not operate ...