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Old 05-30-15, 01:29 AM   #1
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And how many have figured out how they can get in? Are the drain points in the trunk area large enough? I'm surprised the designers didn't do a better job keeping rodents out. So far no problems except when I got the first one years ago it had the engine valley nest found at a starter change. Has any one had wire chewing problems on the Gen1's?
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This happens to all cars. Newer cars have soy based wire coatings that will attract rodents.
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Haven't had it on a personal car of mine, but did have a friend with an F-350 whose A/C compressor wiring was eaten to bits.... that was a fun repair.
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The older GM stuff had special designed mouse entry points. I've seen a few posts about them in Lexus but not many LS400.
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Lol on the GM comment!

But unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to fully mouse proof a car, i've seen mice run/climb up vertical brick walls like nitrous powered spiders. The agility of those little buggers astounds me sometimes
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And how many have figured out how they can get in? Are the drain points in the trunk area large enough? I'm surprised the designers didn't do a better job keeping rodents out. So far no problems except when I got the first one years ago it had the engine valley nest found at a starter change. Has any one had wire chewing problems on the Gen1's?
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yeah my LS sometimes is parked for long periods, and one day i found debris and feces under the car right in the middle. since the car is pretty much sitting on the ground due to my air suspension, i suppose a rodent made a nest in the heatshield area above the driveshaft. left a trap out and never caught the bugger. drove the car and it never returned.

best way to mitigate such a nuisance is to set out traps, keep the yard clean, get a cat/dog, and drive the car often!
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Other than a bad wire grommet in the firewall, the only other point of entry I can think of in an ls would be in the trunk where the moon roof drains would be. Are there air outlets too? Hmmm what about the AC drain?
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When I first read this I thought: "When did the LS400 add a mouse to their nav system?? Lol. I had the 94 LS for 10 years and never once had a creature issue.
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