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Old 01-30-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Saturn Astra Block Heater cord

Looking for 2008 Saturn Astra block heater cord. If anyone knows where I can get one just shoot me a reply. Thanks

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Astra Block Heater cord

Your best bet is to find one in a wrecker honestly. They're hard to come by and over $200 CAD at the stealership. I repaired mine after I pulled it out twice (Ugh) and it just shorted on me so I'm in the same boat.

I've been told other cars use the same adapter but I've yet to see anything quite the same as ours. You can also try ordering it online, the Vauxhall/Opel Astra would use the same part if they had the cord.

Best of luck to both of us I guess.

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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Your best bet is to find one in a wrecker honestly. They're hard to come by and over $200 CAD at the stealership. I repaired mine after I pulled it out twice (Ugh) and it just shorted on me so I'm in the same boat.

I've been told other cars use the same adapter but I've yet to see anything quite the same as ours. You can also try ordering it online, the Vauxhall/Opel Astra would use the same part if they had the cord.

Best of luck to both of us I guess.
I bought one several years ago from an online GM Mega Parts Outlet. At the time, they were still available on order from my local GM dealer at about $190. The one I bought was not cheap, I'm thinking $138 shipped, but I still saved some money. What I got was the cord, in a Calix brand box, along with the fascia plug-in socket, housing, mounting hardware and the wiring from the socket to the heater going into the side of the engine.

Try looking online for Calix brand engine block heaters for the Astra. I have seen some on eBay for the Opel Astra H but they are for the 1.6L engine. Is there a difference? Probably. Is there a difference in the plug prong as opposed to the North American ones? Maybe?

Let me know if you want the part # off of the Calix box and I can look when I get a chance because I still have it, because unfortunately, I save almost everything. Funny thing is about two years later, after I bought the new cord, I found the heater power cord from the XE that I bought used, buried under the rear seat. I want to keep that as spare because those cords are almost as good as gold now. I put a big, removable hang tag on my steering wheel whenever I have the cord in use.

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Old 03-11-2019, 04:50 AM   #4
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Could you please post the part number, and just to verify the cord fits a 2008 Saturn Astra XR? Thank you very much.

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Old 03-11-2019, 09:44 AM   #5
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Try looking online for Calix brand engine block heaters for the Astra. I have seen some on eBay for the Opel Astra H but they are for the 1.6L engine. Is there a difference? Probably. Is there a difference in the plug prong as opposed to the North American ones? Maybe?
Use caution as Euros often use wrong plug type, 220v, 50Hz, etc. There may be other specs which differ by market as well.

With this much power near fuel lines, you want to avoid electrical fires at all costs.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:06 PM   #6
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Looking for 2008 Saturn Astra block heater cord. If anyone knows where I can get one just shoot me a reply. Thanks
Not sure if you ever managed to get your block heater cord or not. I have one for my 2009 Astra XR that I believe has never been used. I know I have never used it and itís looks brand new.
Let me know if you are still looking.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:00 PM   #7
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Could you please post the part number, and just to verify the cord fits a 2008 Saturn Astra XR? Thank you very much.
Sorry, I don't keep up on this forum as much as I could, so I will get that Calix box part # for the cord to you tomorrow.

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Old 03-18-2019, 07:59 PM   #8
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Could you please post the part number, and just to verify the cord fits a 2008 Saturn Astra XR? Thank you very much.
There are all lot of numbers on the box but mainly the GM part number of 94718543. The official GM label with the hologram is stickered over the Calix label on the box, which is interestingly, the same number. On that same label in smaller print is 168248 and 176247. The only (use full?) number on the label on the other end of the box is 3118025.

I punched that number in, and it cross referenced to a VW/Audi, (hey, it's German!), used heater cord for sale on eBay that was part numbered 5K0965539. That one pictured sure looks like the one used for the Astra. It would roughly fit a 2009-2012 vintage Golf, Jetta or A3. Apparently, checking further on VW forums, I see that these are tough to come by with their crowd too. The used one goes on eBay for $70 and a new one, sold by a vendor called ECS Tuning, will set you back a hundred and twelve bucks. These are both current listings, so you may want to look them up.

I do see that GMPartsGiant.com lists a heater cord for the Astra P/N 94719595, replaced by P/N 96476972, for a whopping $162.

I attached a picture of what all comes in the box with the Calix cord I bought a few years ago. For some reason I could not upload more pictures that show other views of the box. Hope this helps.
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