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is there any out there? i dont think i can get my heater, thats trying to poison me, fixed until after xmas. been driving like ace ventura the past 3 days when the windows fog up. im looking for a heater that can be plugged in and do a good job raising the temperature at least 1 degree. :)
 

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Plugged in? Like to 110V power? There's a great little product out there called a 'buddy heater'. Basically just a little electirc heater with a fan, no thermostat or anything fancy. Now, if you want one for use while driving you just need a suitable inverter.

They're cheap. Lots of guys 'up north' have one in the cab, and they plug it in when they plug in the block heater. Then it's decently warm when you get in...
 

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Plugged in? Like to 110V power? There's a great little product out there called a 'buddy heater'. Basically just a little electirc heater with a fan, no thermostat or anything fancy. Now, if you want one for use while driving you just need a suitable inverter.

They're cheap. Lots of guys 'up north' have one in the cab, and they plug it in when they plug in the block heater. Then it's decently warm when you get in...
I need one to use while driving and to warm up the cab/defog the windows. I can't use mine at all or i'll die on the way to my location.

maybe something like this:

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=9565

but too darn expensive. I'm gonna get the heater fixed and don't wanna spend alot on a temp heater. hmm....
 

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OK i'm trying to decide what to get. I settled on these two:

http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/12dihocehe.html

12-Volt Direct Hook-Up 300 Watt Ceramic Heater/Fan

# Direct hookup to your vehicle battery
# Adjustable fan speed
# 300 Watts
# Connects directly to Battery
# Switch from heat to cool setting with the flip of a switch
# Uses 2 blade fuses
# 15 amp rating
# Includes installation hardware
# 12-gauge 15' power cord
# Dimensions: 7.25" Wide x 4.50" Deep x 5.50" High
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96144

12 Volt Rubberized Heater with Fan

Ideal for defrosting windows or providing instant heat.

* Swing-out handle lets you use the heater as a spot defrost
* 360° swivel mount
* Plugs directly into cigarette lighter socket
* Switch from heat to fan setting
* Built-in LED flashlight
* 15 amp inline blade fuse


12V, 13 amps, 87" power cord; Overall dimensions: 7-1/4" W x 5-1/2" L x 2-3/16" H
I like the first one since it seems to be powerful and able to actually heat the cab a little. The yellow one is good for defrosting windows but not heat. Another one like it online says it blows warm air, to defrost but not heat.

The first one is 300 watts and direct battery hookup. Think this will drain my battery dead or should it be fine as long as the jeep is running?
 

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How do you figure replacing the heater core as being $800? I just ordered one through www.rockauto.com and it was $40 shipped.
 

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How do you figure replacing the heater core as being $800? I just ordered one through www.rockauto.com and it was $40 shipped.
Dealer quote. $125 for core, rest is labor. I'm not into tearing the entire dash off in a busy parking lot when its this cold. If i had a garage...sure.

I will just get my own heater core for cheap and let em at it.
 

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My neighbor is a Jeep mechanic and he says he does them in under 3 hours total.
 

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My heater came in :)





it's roughly 4x the size of my current little baby non-working piece of SHI% heater i am using temporarily. :)

I thought it included the required hoses to route to the pump but guess not. Oh well......off to Napa.
 
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