bypass heater

Asked by Sep 16, 2019 at 02:41 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, can i loop the heater hose going to my heater core which leaks?

3 Answers


You can do this. You can also install an electrical heater in the car. There are good aftermarket heaters available; they're easy to install and they don't cost too much.

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Thank you very much, Could you give me an example of an electric type heater to use. The heater core replacement was quoted at $1,200 and as a senior citizen I'll need to save up. Thanks again.


From one Senior to another, I have no experience with in-car add-on heaters, but they're available in car parts stores & websites. Although I've heard from people in cold climates, I wouldn't know which are good. But frankly, you plug them into a lighter or auxiliary opening and they just produce heat from a resistor: how problematic could they be? Google what you want and you'll find availability & reviews (if you can believe internet reviews).

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