2003 Camry 4 cyl block heater install

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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:03 pm   #1 (permalink)
Steve Peterson
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Default 2003 Camry 4 cyl block heater install

I recently installed a block heater in my 03 Camry XLE auto trans 2.4L 4
Cyl. The instructions included with the block heater did not specify the
location of the hole the heater went into so I thought I would post the
location for others to reference in the future. I found the hole on the left
end of the engine about two inches above the top rear bellhousing bolt. You
can spot the hole by shining a flashlight just above the battery, past the
air cleaner box on the left end on the engine. Once you locate the hole
installation is quite simple. Clean any debris from the hole, Attach the
cord to the heater, Coat the heater element with the dielectric grease
included with the block heater, with the retention clip facing the firewall
insert the heater fully into the hole till clip hooks the corner of the
block, route the cord to the grille area.
I must say my hat is off to Toyota for making a block heater that you
don't have to knock out a soft plug to install. Now I am ready for those -40
nights Northern Minnesota is famous for.

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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Steve Peterson" <BR549@canospam.com> wrote in message news:eli7880gsg@enews3.newsguy.com...
>I recently installed a block heater in my 03 Camry XLE auto trans 2.4L 4
> Cyl. The instructions included with the block heater did not specify the
> location of the hole the heater went into so I thought I would post the
> location for others to reference in the future. I found the hole on the left
> end of the engine about two inches above the top rear bellhousing bolt. You
> can spot the hole by shining a flashlight just above the battery, past the
> air cleaner box on the left end on the engine. Once you locate the hole
> installation is quite simple. Clean any debris from the hole, Attach the
> cord to the heater, Coat the heater element with the dielectric grease
> included with the block heater, with the retention clip facing the firewall
> insert the heater fully into the hole till clip hooks the corner of the
> block, route the cord to the grille area.
> I must say my hat is off to Toyota for making a block heater that you
> don't have to knock out a soft plug to install. Now I am ready for those -40
> nights Northern Minnesota is famous for.
>
> --
> Steve
>
>


Steve,
Did you buy the block heater from Toyota? What was the cost?

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Tony
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 08:21 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Tony Marsillo" <tonymar@optonline.net> wrote in message
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"Steve Peterson" <BR549@canospam.com> wrote in message
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>I recently installed a block heater in my 03 Camry XLE auto trans 2.4L 4
> Cyl. The instructions included with the block heater did not specify the
> location of the hole the heater went into so I thought I would post the
> location for others to reference in the future. I found the hole on the
> left
> end of the engine about two inches above the top rear bellhousing bolt.
> You
> can spot the hole by shining a flashlight just above the battery, past the
> air cleaner box on the left end on the engine. Once you locate the hole
> installation is quite simple. Clean any debris from the hole, Attach the
> cord to the heater, Coat the heater element with the dielectric grease
> included with the block heater, with the retention clip facing the
> firewall
> insert the heater fully into the hole till clip hooks the corner of the
> block, route the cord to the grille area.
> I must say my hat is off to Toyota for making a block heater that you
> don't have to knock out a soft plug to install. Now I am ready for
> those -40
> nights Northern Minnesota is famous for.
>
> --
> Steve
>
>


Steve,
Did you buy the block heater from Toyota? What was the cost?

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Tony

I should have posted the part number. Toyota P/N CO140-00885US. Cost was
about $35.00 + tax and shipping $42.00. My NAPA store wanted $107.00.
Steve


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