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.

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