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Pack rat in engine, now the engine+VSC lights on!

I found pack rat living in the engine compartment. I clean the are for dropping and so on and saw wiring to the break fluid reservoir is gone. Closing the hood, starting the car VSC and Engine lights came on and stays on. The dealer cannot take me for another 2 days and encourage me not to drive the car. Is it hazardous to drive the car? I need to get around....

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If the brake lines are ok and you have good pedal feel then yes, should be fine. but mind you that your anti lock brakes probably wont work so drive accordingly. only one who lives in the desert can fully appreciate natures little follies.

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