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Mouse chewed wiring

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by tewdlu, Jul 10, 2024.

  1. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:30 AM
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    tewdlu

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    I have a 2016 4Runner. On a recent trip, a mouse got into the cab and must have chewed through the wire that allows me to unlock the vehicle with my key fob.

    My service tech couldn't find the wiring that was chewed so I'm wondering if someone can help me with the location of the wire. I believe it might be under the driver's seat, but am not positive.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
     
  2. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:57 AM
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    Was it a field mouse or home rodent? Please be specific.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:45 AM
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    It was a stowaway field mouse from near Rapid City
     
  4. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:52 AM
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    Sorry to hear and can't offer any advice on identifying a wire, but this is a concern of mine. I wonder how often this happens. A lot of people camp in remote area area where I imagine hungry rodents are.

    Good luck on getting this repaired.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:57 AM
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    When troubleshooting sometimes its best to start with the simpest of things. You sure its not the remote's, likely 8 year old, battery?
     
  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:20 AM
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    I have done the troubleshooting, including checking the batteries on both remotes - they both stopped working on the same morning. I also spent quite a bit of money with my service technician who was unable to find it. It happened over Memorial Weekend and I have been searching for a solution since then. This is a last resort and I hope that someone can point me to the wire...
     
  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:34 AM
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    I found this. I looked briefly and it looks like the door lock info is there (1st file in the diagram folder) but I’m on my phone so it’s tough to see everything. See if this helps.
     

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    Thank you! I will definitely look this over. This is what I was hoping for!
     
  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM
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    Search and you will find a thread for products you can use to help prevent this.
     

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