While changing my headlight bulbs, I came across the most peculiar thing. I found an electrical plug underneath my airbox. It looks like it will plug into an elctrical socket! WTF!?
It was optional; if your car has it the Monroney Label (aka Window sticker) will list it under optional equipment. The idea is to plug in overnight so your car will start easily and your heater will work right away in extremely cold climates. You don't HAVE to plug it in all night but who wants to get up at 4 am to plug their block heater in?WHAT?!? where is this? under the air box?!?! this is a news to me. i want to run outside and take a look for myself. you plug it in overnight? does it take that long or just plug it in for a little while
It wouldn't unless you (or the dealer) ordered it that way. Mine was sold in Idaho (where it snowed TODAY...GRRRrrrrrrrrrr) and doesn't have a block heater. It's nice but not necessary unless you live in a REALLY cold climate (i.e. Fairbanks Alaska, where you cannot shut your car off in the winter unless you have a block heater because it may never start again!).Heheh, yeah it's funny that a car sold in the bay area would come with that