92 honda Accord mice chewed control box wiring wont start now !

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What does this control box do? and what can I do so I can move it around my lot?

  1. How to wire control box just to move car

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  1. Parkman

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    Yeah they also chewed the wires badly coming out of the firewall from the computer going to the control box, so that bit of wiring harness would have to be cut from a donor car. I dont really want to hit the junk yards on a search! that would be up to my son-inlaw as its his car.
     
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    Sounds like more trouble than it is worth. Life is short.
     
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    A lighter note
    FYI:
    Honda had lawsuits for this rodent issue, the use of 'environmentally friendly soy based wiring'.
    There is a TSB, and a special anti rodent tape, seriously -

    Also the damage can be claimed on auto insurance under 'comprehensive'.
    I did not make this up,
     
  4. Parkman

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    Anti rodent tape ! thats a new one on me. Mice chewed the wireing up totally on a trailer, I have parked in the back of my field, twice! The wiring runs through the trailer tonque, I finally used some armored shielded 4 wire house wireing to stop it. This old honda doesn't have comp. insurance and the body isn't that good.
     
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    WOW, Kev, great info.
     
  6. Parkman

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    You are totally right !!! can't believe there is a lean on this old heap !!
     
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    Well, I learn something new here everyday. Honda spicy rodent tape.

    Not my writing,

    Unlike other automakers, Honda does seem to acknowledge this issue and offer a solution in the form of electrical tape treated with capsaicin. That’s the same stuff found in hot peppers that turns chili into five-alarm chili.


    The tape is available for purchase through dealerships (part number 4019–2317) and costs about $36 for a 20-meter roll.
     
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    Sounds like I may have to get my boss to buy some of this stuff as the ground is soon to start freezing and the montreal city rodents will be looking to nest somewhere soon. I swear, I have never heard of this, but after some research, it would appear they started doing the soy wiring switch in around 2012ish. Other companies also.

    For those who wish to read, see the link here. For those who want to buy spicy chili tape, see other link. 100$ cdn for a roll of spicy tape. Wow is all I have to say about that. If it was me, I would buy a can of pepper spray. May be cheaper. That was a joke BTW. Can someone tell me why the article says you can buy it from honda for 36$, but amazon says it costs us cannuck's 100$? Discrepancy here for sure.

    http://www.hondaproblems.com/trends/soy-wiring/

    https://www.amazon.ca/Honda-4019-2317-Tape-Rodent-40192317/dp/B00AJTG3N0
     
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    Thanks Nick, I have heard from some guys with boat motors peppermint oil works pretty good, geeze we only had thus thing parked in the field for about a month, but my neighbor had oneof his injector wires on a 2003 silvarado chewed overnight, Hate rodent's
     
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    Nick I did get the accord running by removing and plugging the vacuum hoses at the manifold. Actually it even runs pretty good! at least good enough to move it around the property, thanks again!
     

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