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Urine smell in car after getting out of storage

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Old 04-10-2017, 03:55 PM
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Urine smell in car after getting out of storage

I just took my g out on the weekend and when I got in it, all I could smell was urine. Clearly there was a mouse camping out in there over the winter.
I took the cabin filter out and there was no sign of it being in there. I also cranked the heat up and didn't notice the smell getting worse. I ripped up the back seats, looked under front seats and also checked the trunk and there is nothing.
My guess is it's in the dash somewhere, when I first turn the car on, it gets more potent.
Has anyone had a mouse living in their dash somewhere? Just trying to get an idea of where I should start, or some common places that other people might have experienced. TIA
 
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Originally Posted by kerrdawg View Post
I just took my g out on the weekend and when I got in it, all I could smell was urine. Clearly there was a mouse camping out in there over the winter.
I took the cabin filter out and there was no sign of it being in there. I also cranked the heat up and didn't notice the smell getting worse. I ripped up the back seats, looked under front seats and also checked the trunk and there is nothing.
My guess is it's in the dash somewhere, when I first turn the car on, it gets more potent.
Has anyone had a mouse living in their dash somewhere? Just trying to get an idea of where I should start, or some common places that other people might have experienced. TIA
Never had a problem with both of my Infiniti's
Of course I use mine every day year round.
Mine loves snow.



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By not using your vehicle you treated mice to a nice winter home. They choose their vehicles carefully. Nice choice for them.

I believe there are products that discourage mice. You are lucky they only pissed in your vehicle and did not chew up your wiring harness. Then you would really be pissed with an expensive repair.

Googled and found this one

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...of-stored-cars



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The last time mice got in my car it was in the dash. Also de-grease the engine, just because it's easy...overlooked...and might need to be done anyway.
 
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Did you wash the car yet? Maybe some drunk guy pissed all over your car or a homeless guy used it as his personal bathroom a few times and that scent is getting pulled in through the ventilation system intake.
 
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:13 PM
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The last time mice got in my car it was in the dash. Also de-grease the engine, just because it's easy...overlooked...and might need to be done anyway.
Do you remember where abouts it was in the dash?
 
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Originally Posted by telcoman View Post
Never had a problem with both of my Infiniti's
Of course I use mine every day year round.
Mine loves snow.







By not using your vehicle you treated mice to a nice winter home. They choose their vehicles carefully. Nice choice for them.

I believe there are products that discourage mice. You are lucky they only pissed in your vehicle and did not chew up your wiring harness. Then you would really be pissed with an expensive repair.

Googled and found this one

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...of-stored-cars



Telcoman
I did the bounce sheet trick on the interior of the car, I didn't put them under the hood or anything. I guess I'll be putting them literally everywhere this winter.
 
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Do you remember where abouts it was in the dash?
Front windshield defroster, I saw the bastard poke his head through once.
 
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:14 AM
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lolololol that's funny.


OK not really, I would have been very irritated at the little fvcker..........
 
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When I was purchasing my car and reviewing the records I noted the entire harness had been replaced at the dealership because of rodent damage.

Fast forward, six months later during knock sensor / knock harness replacement I found the nest and bedding-- under the lower intake manifold of all places. Nestled in the V of the block.
 

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