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2012 2.5l block heater

Hello, Went to the dealer and bought a block heater for my 2.5l 2012. I read the installation instructions for the v6 on this site. Does anybody know where the block heater hole is located on the 2.5l? Thanks Jeff
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I plan on trying to install it this weekend. Could anybody with a block heater in a 2.5l tell me which way the wire goes? I am thinking it will head off towards the driver side. Wish I had it in the last couple of nights. Thanks
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Here's a link to the PDF with locations of the block hole. I don't however see the 2.5L listed, you may have to consult your dealer for the exact location. They could probably tell you over the phone from the parts department. Anyway, check this for reference:

http://manage.toyotaap.com/docs/TOYOTA060208.pdf

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I did one on a V6. Once you find the hole and can get your hand to it, it's a 5 minute job!

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Thanks for the help. I thought about calling some one but figured they would just tell to go jump in a lake.
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Well I got her done. I did have to remove the air cleaner box and a couple of screws off a wiring harness. I chose to remove the radiator cover to help me get the plug end out the grill.I couldn't see how you can do it from below like the v6. Not to bad.

Here is a few helpful notes:
-Hole is hard to find. It is on the driver side above the transmission towards the firewall. I found it by looking on other websites on the same motor.
-I read not to apply all the grease in the packet. I did not follow this recommendation and had to get some of the grease out of the hole. The heater is very close to the same length as the hole and does not go in if you apply all the grease.
-I only removed the bottom of the air cleaner box. I left everything in tact on the upper part of the box and just tied it up out of the way.
I hope this helps.
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Should definitely help the next DIYer. And your clear topic title will help find it.
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Hi there,

Do you have a part number for this block heater, and the place you bought it. I moved here in Finland with my 2.5l RAV4 and nobody can't found any kind of heater kit for this engine model. Maybe because this 2.5l engine is not common here in Europe at all.

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Hi Ima, I tried finding the part number but could not find it. I bought mine through my toyota dealer. I did find them online but the price wasn't that much different. Sorry I couldn't help. Jeff
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