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I seem to have gotten a rat or some other fairly large rodent in the heater ducts of my 2020 ranger.
I would like to cover the entry points with screen, is there anything that shows me where they are?
I suppose I have to take the whole dash apart to get to them.
Has anyone else had this problem?
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Hi. I did some digging and found out where the fresh air intakes are.
First you have to remove the passenger side cowl cover.
It has 5 plastic rivets.
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One of them also holds down this piece.
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To remove the rivets, pry up the center section and remove the whole thing.
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The air intake holes are visible now.
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I cut two pieces of metal screen about 5 X 6 inches.
I used 1/4 inch mesh as that is what I had.
You want to use metal so they can't chew through it.
I wedged them in with a couple pieces of foam core, but the semi-rigid poly packing foam might be better.
After it was done I put some good blobs of adhesive caulk to help hold it in place.
You might be able to come up with a more elegant solution.
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Why any automaker would leave holes that big to the outside is beyond me.
 
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