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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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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.
View attachment 791

One of them also holds down this piece.
View attachment 792

To remove the rivets, pry up the center section and remove the whole thing.
View attachment 793

The air intake holes are visible now.
View attachment 794

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.
View attachment 795

Why any automaker would leave holes that big to the outside is beyond me.

For more information please visit the companies website here https://greencountryoffroad.com/parts/engine/cold-air-intake-for-ford-focus/
How often should you clean your cold air intake?
 

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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?
Thanks
Had a nest on my cabin filter from mice getting in on my 2020 Ranger. You can get to the opening to the heater system fairly easy. Take off the plastic grill covering on right side where the wipers are at. You will see the air duct going into the firewall. I put some screen wire over the opening and wedged it in with rubber blocks, difficult place to get to.So far so good.
 
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