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Mice damage...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4RunnerMT, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Jul 29, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    4RunnerMT

    4RunnerMT [OP] New Member

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    I got some bummer news back from the dealership about my T4R today. I took it out this weekend to do some camping up a fun forest road. When I tried to shift into 4L to do some crawling, nothing happened. Well, apparently a mouse got underneath and chewed up some wires and they have to take off the transfer case switch to fix it :( Now she's in the shop for at least a week (they're apparently super booked up). I saw another post about this happening to someone else last year - apparently the new wire encasing attracts mice much more easily. Just thought I'd give y'all a heads up - WATCH FOR MICE!

    On top of all of this, someone backed into my car with a bike rack this weekend and did a number on the front bumper (hit and run - nice). Time to replace that too. Not a great weekend for my wallet or T4R.IMG_8992 (2).jpg
     
  2. Jul 29, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    Downytide

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    Wow, sorry to hear that, but what wire did the mouse chew up exactly?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    4scooter19

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    Sorry for you're weekend.. that sucks. My dad is from Bozeman, spent a lot of time there when I was younger. My mom is from Conrad, most of my family still lives there. We are throwing around the idea of moving to Kalispell ( maybe Great falls). Montana is beautiful and I would love to make it home at some point. Hopefully your rig is fixed soon so you can get back to enjoying it!
     
  4. Jul 30, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    4RunnerMT

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    Oh nice! Bozeman is such an incredible place. Personally I would stick with the idea of moving to Kalispell over GF (I was born in GF - not much to do there except see your family in Conrad and go to the Sip n Dip). The access to beautiful lakes and mountains is unrivaled up by Kalispell! Glacier, Flathead Lake, Seeley-Swan Valley, great Forest Service Roads and campsites, etc. I might have to make the move up there one day...
    Thanks a bunch! I hope you can come enjoy MT on a permanent basis soon.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    travelinscout

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    That's a huge bummer! We have giant pack rats here in Arizona, and they used to chew up the wires on my Scout all the time. I tried traps, moth balls, bright lights, and nothing worked..:frustrated:
     

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