As I took my car out of the barn this morning I saw a mouse run across
the driveway. I didn't think anything of it until I got to work and
opened the glove box. Inside was a shredded package of tissues and
some paperwork is slightly damaged.
I'll put a mouse trap in there tonight, but I was wondering if anyone
else had this problem or knew of a likely spot that the mouse was
getting into the car so I could seal that opening. This is an '88
325ic and has been parked with the windows up. Last peek in the glove
box was a week or two ago so the mouse has not been in there too long.
Isn't the heater air intake through the two cowel vents at the base of
the windshield? Those aren't damaged and are screened well enough to
keep a mouse out, or so it seems.
I checked some other likely places like where the heating and
refrigeration hoses pass thru the firewall. Also the big wiring
harness which enters right behind the glove box. All are seled up
On Mar 19, 5:11 pm, email@example.com (Richard Sexton) wrote:
Mice can get in through a hole that is dime-sized (US dime, about 11/16"
diameter). The A/C drain hole is probably big enough. There are also
penetrations for the clutch, brake and throttle, drain holes in the trunk,
the gearshift (they wouldn't have to chew through the boot - there's
room in the console attachment.), etc.
I've used those dryer sheets to ward off rodents. Especially if i'm
storing the car for a while. Like that stuff Bounce .. put a sheet in the
glove box, trunk, engine compartment.
The critters don't like the smell
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