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I think a mouse got into our air vent system. As soon as the fan is turned on we can smell something like a dead animal. How can I get into the ventilation system to remove the critter?

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the blower motor is located under the dash on the passenger side below the glove box. remove the 3 gold color screws with a flathead screwdriver or an 8mm socket and ratchet. there is also one electrical connector. this will allow the blower motor to drop down and you will most likely find a mouse or other debri. hope this helps

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You can take blower motor out from pass. footwell area.
It's under dashboard , behind glove box , close to right corner. Three screw holding the assembly (I think it's three). From under dash it looks like round plate with screws at outer edge.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

Testimonial: "You were right on the money with location, etc. The screw at the back (front, actually) portion of the assembly was a beast to get out due to tight quarters, but I finally got it. Thanks for the great help!"

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