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post #1 of 6 Old 11-20-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Cold Weather Blues, Engine Block Heater

I'm an AF veteran, originally from Michigan, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. I bought a 2014 Ford Escape and enjoy it. Well it's -10 out today and I decided to try and find the engine block heater cord. It doesn't fit outside the engine compartment. I will post a message in the forum to see if anyone else has had this problem.
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-22-2013, 11:35 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Have you had any luck with the block heater?
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haven't seen an Escape with a block heater

Where does the plug stick out?
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I'm an AF veteran, originally from Michigan, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. I bought a 2014 Ford Escape and enjoy it. Well it's -10 out today and I decided to try and find the engine block heater cord. It doesn't fit outside the engine compartment. I will post a message in the forum to see if anyone else has had this problem.
When you pull up on the clip that's holding it in the engine compartment you will have enough length for the plug to hang outside the hood when it is closed.

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Engine Block Heater

Except you can not close the hood, when I tried my car alarm activated. I don't want to leave my hood open when using the block heater. Any solutions? There does not appear to be an opening anywhere through which to route the cable so the connector dangles outside, as was the case with my old 2007 FE.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-06-2013, 12:43 AM
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I ran my extension cord under the hood, to the plug. The hood will close and not crush the cord because there is a rubber seal that comes down. The downside is you have to pop the hood to unplug the cord, which does prevent the cord from flying around banging against the SUV in the wind. On my previous vehicle I just didn't close the hood all the way. Can't do that on these because command start won't work.

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