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I need to clean a mouse out of my ventilation system: 1999 Camry

Every winter I get mice in my Camry. They die when I turn the blower on, and stink up the car, to say nothing of potential hantavirus disease. It costs me $50 to have the mechanic clean it out. Is there a diagram/instructions for cleaning it out myself?

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  • sanchejm Nov 14, 2008

    It took more than the three screws to get the box out; I had to get two out of the bottom as well and do a lot of juggling. Once I got it out, I saw nothing remotely resembling a duct. This reminds me of what the mechanic told me originally, namely that you could not get to the duct from the inside of the car. What do I do now?

  • sanchejm Nov 14, 2008

    Where is the blower motor? Can you send me a diagram?

  • sanchejm Nov 14, 2008

    The help you have given me does not work. I asked for a diagram of where the blower is. I think I am out of my element here and I had better take this to a mechanic and have him show me how to get the mouse carcass out. Please refund my payment.

  • sanchejm Nov 15, 2008

    send me the e-mail. I need a diagram or pictures.

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To stop mice from getting in put some wire mesh underhood beneath wiper arm on pass side where the air inlet is, there is also a drain on lower fire wall make sure your little friend didn't remove the rubber nipple

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You need to remove the lower panel under the passenger side, below the glove box. Then, you need to locate the blower motor, and remove wiring connector to the fan motor, and then remove the 3 screws under the blower motor that retains the motor to the blower housing.
After you remove the 3 screws, the fan motor drops straight down, with the fan attacehed.
Normally, the mice tend to build nests in the blower fan area, or directly above it.

If you want detailed instructions, I can send them to you via e-mail, as FixYa is not set up to accept a .pdf uploads yet.

Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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    Carol Ramsey Sep 04, 2014

    I don't have a mouse. But, I have a problem with lever that stops outside air coming in. I prefer recirculating cabin air. Because my 1999 Camry doesn't have a filter.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds to proceed work due to the SRS system.
  2. Remove the glove compartment.
  3. Detach the blower motor electrical connector.
  4. Remove the blower motor by extracting the 3 screws.
To install:
  1. Install the blower motor and the tighten the three screws.
  2. Attach the blower motor electrical connector.

  3. Remove the blower motor by extracting the three (3) mounting screws
  4. Install the glove compartment.I need to clean a mouse out of my ventilation syst - 81c54af.jpg

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Well here is something u can avoid this thing to happen
take tabacco pack them in small plastic bags and put it in corners make sure they are placed in places where they dont fall off even when u are right a bumpy road but make sure the packets are being placed in places on the engine so they too get hot and burn a bit ... the burning wont effect you but it will leave a smell that rats hate the most ...
try this out it really works

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Although mice often build the nest in the warmest spot, often near to the air duct, you can find them nesting wherever they find a tiny hole.

The best thing to do to get them without wasting too much money is placing some mice glue traps in strategic points near the motor. And leave the car to rest for a couple of days.

Put chocolate, chips and cheese baits in the glue traps and wait few days.

When you catch the mice remove the traps and the car is clean.

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    Ginko Nov 14, 2008

    To remove the blower motor.

    Remove the Glove box first:




    Then remove the plastic pies under the stereo.

    Remove the stereo.

    Remove the surround plastic panels for stereo/climate control. Before removing them pull the knobs off the climate control.

    This is what it will look like, click on the picture to see it big:



    The blower motor is behind that big black box at the centre.

    This should be enough information for you to reach the blower motor.

    My first suggestion is still using the glue first, and killing and removing the the mice in a safe and simply way.

    May seem stupid but I think that is the best solution.

    I repeat here my last comment:

    Although mice often build the nest in the warmest spot, often near to
    the air duct, you can find them nesting wherever they find a tiny hole.

    The
    best thing to do to get them without wasting too much money is placing
    some mice glue traps in strategic points near the motor. And leave the
    car to rest for a couple of days.

    Put chocolate, chips and cheese baits in the glue traps and wait few days.

    When you catch the mice remove the traps and the car is clean.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 14, 2008

    To remove the blower motor.

    Remove the Glove box first:




    Then remove the plastic pies under the stereo.

    Remove the stereo.

    Remove the surround plastic panels for stereo/climate control. Before removing them pull the knobs off the climate control.

    This is what it will look like, click on the picture to see it big:



    The blower motor is behind that big black box at the centre.

    This should be enough information for you to reach the blower motor.

    My first suggestion is still using the glue first, and killing and removing the the mice in a safe and simply way.

    May seem stupid but I think that is the best solution.

    I repeat here my last comment:

    Although mice often build the nest in the warmest spot, often near to
    the air duct, you can find them nesting wherever they find a tiny hole.

    The
    best thing to do to get them without wasting too much money is placing
    some mice glue traps in strategic points near the motor. And leave the
    car to rest for a couple of days.

    Put chocolate, chips and cheese baits in the glue traps and wait few days.

    When you catch the mice remove the traps and the car is clean.


    I forgot to say thanks for the pictures to toyotanation



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    Ginko Nov 14, 2008

    Errata Corrige to my last post:

    To remove the blower motor.

    Remove the Glove box first:




    Then remove the plastic pies under the stereo.

    Remove the stereo.

    Remove the surround plastic panels for stereo/climate control. Before removing them pull the knobs off the climate control.

    This is what it will look like, click on the picture to see it big:



    The blower motor is not behind that big black box at the centre, but it is the box located at the right side, check also the air duct located at the centre, that is the big black box in the middle, mice are also in there .

    I think this is clear enough.
    This should be enough information for you to reach the blower motor.

    My first suggestion is still using the glue first, and killing and removing the the mice in a safe and simply way.

    May seem stupid but I think that is the best solution.

    I repeat here my last comment:

    Although mice often build the nest in the warmest spot, often near to
    the air duct, you can find them nesting wherever they find a tiny hole.

    The
    best thing to do to get them without wasting too much money is placing
    some mice glue traps in strategic points near the motor. And leave the
    car to rest for a couple of days.

    Put chocolate, chips and cheese baits in the glue traps and wait few days.

    When you catch the mice remove the traps and the car is clean.


    I forgot to say thanks for the pictures to toyotanation


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Mice cant stand the smell of peppermint extract. so just spray some pure peppermint extract maybe like once a month.

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OK 
Remove the blower motor by extracting the three (3) mounting screws 

1-Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds to proceed work due to the SRS system. 
2-Remove the glove compartment. 
3-Detach the blower motor electrical connector. 
Remove the blower motor by extracting the 3 screws.

To install:

1-Install the blower motor and the tighten the three screws. 
2-Attach the blower motor electrical connector. 
3-Install the glove compartment.

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    futureloginn Nov 14, 2008

    View of the blower motor direction and wiring harness terminal polarity-Avalon Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds to proceed work due to the SRS system. 
    Remove the lower No.2 finish panel. 
    Disconnect the blower motor wiring harness connector. 
    Remove the screws and then the blower motor.

    To install:
    Install the blower motor and install the 3 screws. 
    Attach the wiring connector to the blower motor. 
    Install the No.2 lower finish panel. 
    Attach the No.2 under cover.


    hOPE IT SHOULD HELP U

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You can access it by removing the three screws which retain the glove box and then remove the glove box itself.
You then remove the duct between the blower motor assembly and the heater assembly. 

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Pull the blower motor out, the mouse will be right there near it in the air duct, it is close to the heater core and they build there nest in that location because it is warm, pulling the blower is about a 30 min job.

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Nov 14, 2008

    Behind the glove box, remove the liner from the glove box, you will see the retaining screws for the blower. Why the Thanks for Trying, I gave you the correct info???

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    yadayada Nov 14, 2008

    Haynes manual shows it under the passenger's side dashboard, near the firewall. It looks like there's a bundle of wires running to it from the switch and the blower motor itself.

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