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I'm trying to find where my engine coolant heater electrical cord would be? I just bought this vehicle

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Hiya...the factory install this block-heater option that's usually installed at the left side of the engine bay area.
Pop open the hood and look around the black square air-filter housing area found at the left side (or at the corner behind the headlight area)
There should be a black wire harness routed around the air filter housing--it may be 'hidden' underneath the air filter area..search around that area...hope it has this feature if so equipped.

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SOURCE: Location of electrical cord for engine coolant heater

Unless your vehicle is diesel powered you probably don't have a coolant heater.

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