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block heater cord location

I have a new 2012 impala and having trouble finding the plug in cord. Yep it does come with one and could use it here in alaska.
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Drivers side near air cleaner box. Has smart plug on it so a bit different looking to what you may be used to.

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Is that standard equipment for 2012?

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Probably cold climate package. Snow plow attachment?

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I think it has to do with it's delivery location. Ones going to Cal or TX. AZ etc etc I dont think so but for the colder climes I believe they are just on there.
Can't find a car around these parts that does not have either a block heater or now the newer ones have oil pan heaters on them.
I bet this one delivered to AK would have one.
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When i went to dealers asking about new cars they said "none of the cars come with factory installed block heater, they are usually installed by dealer prior to delivery to customer".
So make sure your dealer actually put it in, they might have just forgotten to do so.
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If the RPO code K05 is on the spid sticker then the factory did infact install a block heater. Not to say that it was'nt installed after the fact. The factory heater has a energy power saving cord that turns the power on to the block heater after the outside temp is 0 f or -18c if it's pluged in to 120vac.

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The moral of this story? Don't EVER rely on the dealer for information. 9x out of 10, they don't know so they make something up.

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The moral of this story? Don't EVER rely on the dealer for information. 9x out of 10, they don't know so they make something up.
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the guy disappeared wanted to know if he found the chord or if block heater existed on the vehicle ? So much suspense.
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the guy disappeared wanted to know if he found the chord or if block heater existed on the vehicle ? So much suspense.
Um maybe a polar bear got him while he war looking

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I have a used 2013 Impala and wondering if it is necessary to put a block heater in it for the winter. ND gets a little chilly at times.
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I have a used 2013 Impala and wondering if it is necessary to put a block heater in it for the winter. ND gets a little chilly at times.
North of the border (Canada) 90 % of the autos have them and 70% of cars that park outside use them. On a real cold day it is a good idea to have one.
The block heater will only operate at or below -4F as there is a sensor on the power cord that controls this heater.
A good strong battery , a good synthetic 5W-30 oil and the coolant mixed 50/50 will in most cars will not have a problem.

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