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2000 Jetta Tdi Cold start

Do 2000 Jetta's come with a factory installed block heater? If so, where do I plug it in? 2000 Golf TDI not starting, have battery blanket, oil pan heater 3rd one and this one is now not working again nedd block heater? how to install where to get live in cold Canada

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  • gearsjammer1 Feb 17, 2009

    thank you where do I get this 'block heater' my comment got mixed up with the jetta my prob is car wont start even with trickle charger on I can get someone to do for me but what element do i purchase? thank you for very quick response i am desperate work is 40km away and cant get there leave car running 12 hours when it does start

  • gearsjammer1 Feb 17, 2009

    no none whatsoever. It just doesnt start. Oil pan heater is not working battery blanket is working, trickle charged working-just wont start in cold weather but starts fine when temp reaches 0. It will also start if i can get it into a warm place leave it overnight and then boost it. It wont take another car or battery boost unless warm and towing to somewhere is expensive


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Most the time they don't. unless you said to. i live in Alaska, and when people buy new vehicles they say they can't put them in. if your not familar with cars than you should have it professionally done. sometimes it can be a pest. on the side of your engine block you should see an indent a little bit bigger than 50cent piece USD. it is a plug. you have to purchase the block heater (which is just an element) remove the plug and VERY quickly put the heater back in. the block heater keeps the coolant warm and is through the coolant duct. all the coolant will immediatly pore out. if it is installed wrong you will have a coolant leak. you should have it done professionally done to avoid future problems

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Stephen Davids Feb 17, 2009

    you can go to any auto shop and have them order you one. unless they got one in stock. is there any symptoms the car is demonstrating while driving or idling?


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