Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by larry9901, Feb 9, 2010.
After 38,000 miles. I assume this was never changed.
There is already a sticky for this topic:
I wish there was a way to make my "check your filter" thread pop to the top of the thread list once a month...everyone needs to see those photos and learn to check and change their own filter....to avoid just this kind of thing.
Just looking at the picture made me wheeze!
Did you find the mouse in your car yet?
didnt find the mouse but I was kind of scared when I reached in to pull all the debris from the air filter compartment.
I'm serious...all that stuff (looking like dryer lint) on top of the filter didn't get there randomly.
Well, if you don't see any mouse poop on the filter, you might be OK.
Patrick's right. That's mouse debris.
You can see the seeds it brought in for food and the shredded insulation for nest materials. That stuff did not blow in by itself.
+1 you bet ya.
Actually, since the rodents were in the dash area, I'd also check the engine air filter for shredded wheat and other breakfast items they may have left behind.
I did check the engine air filter and it did have some shredded nuts or whatever they eat under the filter portion of the airbox.
I guess thats what you get for buying a low mile car for its year. a 2006
That looks like cyberprius' air filter, after the mice attacked her Prius!
What a deal, you even got a free pet!
(or maybe pets?)
Time to replace the cat.
LOL, too funny! I always wanted some more pets
And, If I get tired of them Ill just stick my cat in the car for a few days.
After cleaning and replacing the filter I kind of feel bad for destroying their comfortable living arrangements.
They like to eat wires also, I will rent you my cat.
Yes, they do chew through your wiring....someone wrote somewhere...that wiring on these cars is soy-based, which attracts the mice even more....is that true?
Sticking a cat in the car doesn't work, at least with my cat and car.
All he does is stand on the dash and "yowl." It doesn't scare the mice and eventually gets on my nerves. I am also scared that he will eventually get mad and start to shred my seats....
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