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What temperature does my jeep compass 2007 block heater kick

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what temperature does my jeep compass 2007 block heater kick in?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello. the block heater doesn't really kick in at any particular temperature. When you plug it in, it immediately begins to heats the block.

If it's not heating up, the problem can be in the power cord or the heater element.

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Jeep Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Is that what you were referring to? If so, you can test the block heater power cord using a 110 volt voltmeter or 110 volt test light. The heater element can be tested using an ohmmeter or 12 volt test light.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If it's a thermostatically controlled block heater. At what outdoor temp would it ick in?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Kick in?
Jeep Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

according to alldata, it is not controlled by a thermostat

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Jeep Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

based on the diagram, it goes straight from the 110 outlet to the block heater. Is your set up different than that?

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Jeep Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Would you like all the information I have on testing, removing, installing and description of the block heater and the a diagram showing the engine block components including the block heater and cord? I can provide them to you if you would like for 5.00 as an additional service option. Just let me know.

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