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Block Heater

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ICU1, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    ICU1

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    who’s using OEM or aftermarket engine block heater? How do you like it and is it worth it?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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  3. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    The Canadian Tacoma style block heater was never recalled, but rather amended. They are quite expensive but look far better.

    They are 450$ + 1.5 hours labour.

    I'm 90% sure you can run the old style from aftermarket but I havent seen one installed in a Tacoma yet.

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  4. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    There was a recall for the ones that Toyota Canada was installing at Canadian dealerships (look at the first post on that other thread.....I've also spoke to at least 3 reps from Toyota Canada about it), but I see what you're saying......it's technically the wiring harness for the block heater, not the heating element itself.

    Is the wiring harness in that one you have pictured different than the one that just runs up along the engine bay to the battery (that's what I have, and it's been recalled.....confirmed the part numbers with a dealer in Toronto)? Do you have a part number for that one in the picture? Looks sweet
     
  5. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    I'm a Canadian tech at a Canadian dealer, there was a ton of confusion due to some dealers incorrectly installing the old pre-2012 style block heater (905). The modular ones were never recalled officially. I owned a 16' and my best friend has a 2013, neither of us got letters due to the style my dealer installed.
     
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  6. Feb 3, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    I saw a YouTube video of a after market heater Installation on a 2016 TACO. Looks pretty straight forward. Cost is around $60.00
     
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  7. Feb 3, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    That’s excellent news! That 905 part number is the one I’ve got that’s caused all this confusion.

    I was told by the Toronto dealer that the replacement part number is PK-5A408J05......is that the one you’ve got?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    I dislike the need for a special cord. My VW also has one..... it’s bad enough driving away with it still plugged in, but forgetting the cord at home and not being able to just use a readily available extension cord to plug the vehicle in at work with, is a pita. Buying a second cord is an expensive option I guess.
    When the daytime highs are in the -30’s.......
    I may just cut the cord and put a lighted end on and hang it out the grille old school style.
     
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  9. Feb 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Our 17 came with two cords, one is a foot long and lived in with the jack, the other is a 6ft and hangs in the garage.
     
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  10. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    anybody use those kat's block heaters for the 2016 trucks? it looks like they just push into a hole in the block, anybody use one?
     
  11. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    I just bought one. YouTube has a good video on how to install it.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    etrailer.com part number kh11813
     
  13. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    icu1, how is it? does it work ?
     
  14. Feb 3, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Sorry for the confusion. I just ordered it.
     
  15. Feb 3, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    ok , let me no how you make out when you get it ,
     
  16. Feb 3, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Will do.
     
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    Just installed Zerostart # 3100129, Back of Drivers side head at Bell housing there is the hole for it.
    Had to go from under truck to get to it.!! 5 yes 5 min to snap in :thumbsup:
    May need short extension cord to run out of grille, but for under 100 tacos who cares.
     
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  18. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    how did you make out ?
     
  19. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    It hasn’t arrived yet.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    I got the dealer installed one and it's a nice and tidy installation. No cords to tie up or dangling about while driving and pulls out nicely if one ever forgets to unplug when leaving the driveway.
     

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