This is my first post in Automotive India and hope it helps.
This happened around six months back, I had plan for long drive to Nagpur from Pune ; I woke up early in morning and went ahead to my duster in full excitement.I switched on ignition and got a early morning shock , ABS
indicator was ON even after engine start.
And result is , I had to postpone my long awaited long drive.
I opened bonnet to gauge damage ; as expected ABS
wire was damaged and found lot of cotton like material in AC vent.
I rushed to Renault service station who quickly infer that Rat
After lot of research and consultation with service guys ; I found solution that worked for me.
Solution contains two things. Change Position of Parking your vehicle
- changed the way i park my car ; just reversed the direction. Rat get used to same entry and find it very easy to enter vehicle as it already know the way in. Tried to Keep vehicle front away from walls , normally rats follow path along the walls ; you will hardly find rat moving in clear area. Tobacco pooches in engine bay
- Bought tobacco (In Maharashtra , we have renowned brand called"Gai(cow) Chaap"
) and created six small pouches in thin cloth and placed it under bonnet at multiple places covering whole engine bay . I kept these pouches only in those places where heat dissipation is none or very less. Avoid keeping pooches near engine and any part which dissipates heat during drive.
After following above two things ; i didn't face rat problem till today from last six months.
Hope this helps.