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Scared a rat out of my Elise this morning and he left this wire behind as he made his escape from the top of the front clam. Does anyone know what wire he chewed through? Everything seems to be working on the car???
 

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Take off the access panels and all should be obvious. I remember this wire in there but can't remember what it's for and my car's stored for the winter.
 

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First gues, the antenna wire from under the front clam.
It is plastered to the clam.
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Absolutely. Mine was duct taped in.
 

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Yeah radio antenna no big deal, mine was taped with like clear scotch tape.
 

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I regret to inform you... you may need a cat.
 

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I regret to inform you... you may need a cat.
.....to swallow the rat.....

.....and a dog to swallow the cat.....

....and a lion, oh you get the idea.
 

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Damn buggers. Not sure how the hell they get into the garage, but they did. ?
Found this during my pre-track day inspection the night before.
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Notice the foam eaten away? Countless wires chewed completely through, including the ones going to the START button.
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To give you an idea of how big their abode was, my shoe size is 10.5. That's a lot of stuff that I pulled out from under the dash. ImageUploadedByAutoGuide1392435251.021765.jpg

I now do my inspection 2 days ahead of time. Just in case, although I had driven the car without issue earlier that week.

Now have a super duper mice repeller system installed in garage. No idea if it's effective.
 

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Rats......I hate it when that happens.

Get some C4, it worked great for Bill Murray!
 

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Rats......I hate it when that happens.

Get some C4, it worked great for Bill Murray!

Lol. My neighbors would love that! Explosions every time a mouse wanders into the garage?
 

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Glue traps are easy to use and effective; bait with peanut butter
 

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yes, and both those traps only work once, and everytime you catch one you have to deal with it, have to monitor them on a regular basis... PIA in my opinion.
 

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Place traps along walls, as that's where rodents scurry.

Glue traps are sort of cruel, but I had to resort to them too.

Fill any gaps with steel wool.

I had to install an oak sill where garage door meets the concrete to keep rodents out.

Also better fastened the molding o/s the garage door opening.

Don't remember having to bait glue traps.

Let us know if the mice repeller system works, please.
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Something too large for the regular no-kill traps was in my garage. Escaped a few times.

Finally, as above, had to go to a large glue trap.

Placed it on a Saturday. Checked Sunday morning and found a lot of fur on the trap, but no animal.

Yet, that was the last sign of it.

I simply assumed it left town, embarrassed by its huge bald spot...
 

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I simply assumed it left town, embarrassed by its huge bald spot...

Lol.

Not sure my wife would do well with seeing the glue traps. I'm going to disassemble the same spot in the dash this spring and see if they have reestablished residence.
 

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I had a friend's Europa in my garage for a couple of weeks, trying to fix it.

XRS was outside.

Somehow a mouse got into the XRS trunk!

I got the mouse with a regular trap, but it was unpleasant.
 
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