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Removalof dashboard I might have a dead mouse in the duct work or air filter of same, how do you remove the dash to see

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Before you take the dash off, try this: Remove the cover under the glove box. Remove the 3 screws that holds the fan motor onto the blower housing. Pull the fan motor down. Look for the rodent, or a nest. Look up, to see if a cabin air filter is installed, remove it & clean/replace. It would be very difficult for the rodent to get past the A/C evaporator & into the heater ducts, as they enter first thru the fan area. The fan usually traps the rodents.

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I have a dead mouse in my air duck work maybe below the heater blower. Any suggestions on how to get it out?


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Fig. 1: Removing the heater duct assembly

  1. Remove the steering column bracket and duct assembly.
  2. Remove the heater assembly mounting bolts.
  3. Remove the heater assembly and remove the heater core.
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Fig. 2: Removing the heater case assembly

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Fig. 3: Removing the heater core from the heater case


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Thanks for your answer, but I was asking about the cabin air filter not the engin air intake filter


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Auto zone sells stuff that you can buy if its just mold in the vent housings and in the air ducts. you have yo run the heater on hot and high to ge the moisture out then after you run it for 15-20 min spray the mildew killer in to it. .....Best of Irish luck to you on that one, it took me a month to find that mouse.

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