POLL: Frostheater installation: Walkthrough

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by ncsteinb, Nov 21, 2016.

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Should I do a writeup of the FrostHeater installation on a MK5 BRM Jetta and a MK4 ALH Jetta?

  1. Yes, I think it would be helpful!

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  2. Nah, I'm ok with a dangling plug.

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  1. ncsteinb

    ncsteinb New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased two frostheaters: one for my 2006 BRM Jetta, and one for my 2002 ALH Jetta. I was looking for a method to install a very clean installation of these heaters and couldn't find one. As some of you have seen, most installations of block heaters end up with a cord dangling out of the grille or somewhere in the front. I felt this was unacceptable. I saw the Canadian heater package with a very clean plug receptacle mounted on the bumper area, and figured, "I could find a good solution to this!!". I believe I have.

    I'm wondering whether I should do a write-up on the installation process, documenting how I installed it, things I modified, and include part numbers for the installation.

    By a show of responses, I'd like to gather whether I should take the time to do it. So, if you feel it would be helpful, please vote.

    Cheers,
    Nevin
     
  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    If you'd like to do it, it would be very helpful and you can even make a new FAQ article! The instructions are at the top of the main page and is as easy as typing it into the forum.
     
  3. jason_

    jason_ New Member

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    I just bought a receptacle and mounted it, so any extension cord plugs into it. Made a bracket for a backer for strength and mounted to the unibody.

    If I back out straight enough the cord will unplug itself perfectly.


    My Bosch circle saw is the same way, it comes with no pigtail. Plug in an ex cord, presto, 100ft cord on the saw. Best idea ever.

    Sent from my S-Off'ed HTC One...
     
  4. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver Active Member

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    I'd like to see a write up. Thanks in advance.


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  5. Ted Tolentino

    Ted Tolentino New Member

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    Please count my vote favoring a write up. Thanks.
     

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