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post #1 of 18 Old 12-06-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi it getting REAL cold where i live and i need to start plugging in my car ('05 V6 sedan). I've been looking for awhile now but can't find the plug in. Can anyone tell me where this is located or better yet have a picture of it ? Thanks.

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I am pretty sure (if it's installed ) the plug is behind the front bumper somewhere. it'll look like a electrical plug dangling around.

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Block heaters don't come standard with Accords, they are accessories which Honda dealership installs, so not all Accords (even Canadian Accords) would have it.

If it is installed, then the connector should be plainly obvious with a receptacle either coming out of the front upper or lower grill openings.

Where about in Canada are you located? I'm guessing Alberta, if so then I can see why you are thinking pluging in, it's been -20C or colder overnights, Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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LOL good guess, Edmonton haha. Getting REAL cold. So im guesing my car doesn't have one, damn. Can i only get one at Honda or could i find it elsewhere for cheaper (Canadian Tire, Partsoure) ?
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Can i only get one at Honda or could i find it elsewhere for cheaper (Canadian Tire, Partsoure) ?
The block heater is only $43.20 at (scroll to the bottom of the page)

I would definitely go with the Honda block heater for sure reliability. It's inexpensive enough so anything cheaper really isn't worth it if you'll have to replace it pre-maturely.

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IIRC Block heaters are required on all new cars in AB. If it IS installed, just open your engine bay and have a look around. It might not be near the front where you would expect it. Especially if it's never been used, it could be zap-strapped somewhere.

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what is the purpose of the block heater, does it make the car run smoother in the mornings?

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Helps the engine run smoother or depending on how cold it is - it allows the engine to start.

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IIRC Block heaters are required on all new cars in AB. If it IS installed, just open your engine bay and have a look around. It might not be near the front where you would expect it. Especially if it's never been used, it could be zap-strapped somewhere.
Good point! I went on a business trip to Cold Lake many years ago (in the summer time fortunately), I pulled up to the hotel parking spots and wondered why there is a post in front of all the parking spots with a receptable on it.

Took 5 seconds to sink in that this place must be damn cold in the winter and those receptacles are for block heater plug-in!

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Joey,
which engine?

V6 block heater is in the front bank, close to transmission. 4 cylinder block heater is in the rear, above oil filter.

Both cords run to the left side of the opening in the bumper.

Installing either isn't hard. The drain bolt on the V6 is tight, a 19mm socket and large ratchet is required to loosen it. The 4 cylinder's block drain is INSIDE the threaded area for the block heater, it's a 10mm allen, and it's put in with RED loctite, so it's a real PITA to get out. It's necessary to remove that plug so the heater element is immersed in the coolant.

You'll need Honda Type 2 coolant, as you won't be able to save all the coolant that goes everywhere when you pull the drains.

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Joey indicated 05' V-6, hopefully his car already has it installed and it's just the plug being well hidden........

My Integra's cooland drain plug was a royal pain to loosen, needed a 1/2" drive ratchet PLUS a length of pipe to bust it loose!

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So I'm blind.... shoot me. Been having more and more weird issues lately..

I doubt it's got a block heater, even when the car is sold up in Canada. They'll do as much as they can to keep the price down (their cost).

If he looks under the hood, the cord should be easily visible by looking by the front catalyst.

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im in minnesota and as you probably know it gets pretty cold here too. ive been getting nagged at to find the block heater so i looked around in there and didnt see any outlet. so i came here and now i know!

anyhow, its getting down to -10F or lower at night plus windchill but as always the 03 ex v6 starts just fine. if not on the first try then surely on the second. its only been my second winter with the car and last year it wasnt as cold. still i think it would be best to plug it in just so its a little easier for the car.

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Check around the grill area. My crown Vic had one and being in the Midwest wasn't as bad as you guys but V8s don't like cold like that. It was a nice feature and helped thing warm up faster in the mornings. If I had a garage I would get it now. Silly central Indiana people are freaking out over 8" of snow and -3 degrees.

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Well here is a link to installation instructions, should help you see if you have one or not:

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