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Plastic battery cover?

victorofhavoc

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Kansas City
Does anyone know if there's a plastic battery cover out there that would fit the MK7 battery? I've only found some carbon fiber ones, but i'm really not interested in paying hundreds of dollars for a silly battery box. I'm really not too concerned about appearance, just looking for something that's not fabric and still insulates the battery.

...I've got a mouse living somewhere in or around my garage, and I'm tired of it digging a hole on top of my fabric battery cover to make a nest. Two days ago I found a nest with a baby mouse, so this has to stop...plastic seems like a decent solution.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
Have a cat, he's useless at catching mice. He can't even catch a butterfly (he's tried) :rolleyes:. Also have multiple mouse traps and regular pest service, and this one gets away. Every spring, it never fails, there's a nest on my battery...
Must be Mighty Mouse. Try poison.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
The traps are poison traps, lol.

In reality I need to insulate my garage and replace the garage door that leaves a big crack in the corner, but that costs a lot more than a battery cover...
From the sound of things that mouse will defeat anything that you do.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
I know it sounds silly, but this has been a 3 year nuisance, lol. I really think just some plastic might do the trick...
Don't know why a cover would make any difference. The mouse can still build a nest on top of it or move to the engine cover or the top of the intake. Or inside the car.
 

victorofhavoc

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Kansas City
Don't know why a cover would make any difference. The mouse can still build a nest on top of it or move to the engine cover or the top of the intake. Or inside the car.
How would he get into the cabin? He's literally digging a hole into the fabric cover... I'm hoping he won't do this on plastic...
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
How would he get into the cabin? He's literally digging a hole into the fabric cover... I'm hoping he won't do this on plastic...
Your cat can't catch it. The poison doesn't kill it. He'll find a way into the cabin. You must not drive the car very much. I don't even have a battery cover.
 

victorofhavoc

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Kansas City
Your cat can't catch it. The poison doesn't kill it. He'll find a way into the cabin. You must not drive the car very much. I don't even have a battery cover.
I work from home and almost never drive more than 3-5 miles at a time... In 4 years I've put 15k miles on the car and more than half of those are track miles :). Now that we have an infant we take the wife's Q7 even for short trips because it's easier to drop the car seat in.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
I work from home and almost never drive more than 3-5 miles at a time... In 4 years I've put 15k miles on the car and more than half of those are track miles :). Now that we have an infant we take the wife's Q7 even for short trips because it's easier to drop the car seat in.
Leave the hood open since it's parked in a garage.
 

Elwood

3-7-77
Location
Long Beach, CA
I had a rat camping in the same spot. I cleaned it ll up, then, as luck would have it, it was time for me to flush the brakes. The job went well, but I always manage to overflow the MC and get brake fluid on everything underneath. I sprayed everything down with Simple Green, then hosed it off. The rat came back once (I found a couple hairs), but hasn't since. My theory is that the Simple Green soaked into that fabric battery cover and he didn't like it.
 

KevinC

Autocross Newbie
Location
Cochise County, AZ, USA
Ride
'19 Golf R, '08 Z4MC
Call in an exterminator. We had a mouse in our garage in our new house shortly after moving in 2 years ago. Exterminator is here monthly and sets various traps and poison on his monthly visit. Have never had a problem since. Also keeps out the scorpions, camel spiders, and other lovely desert-dwelling creatures around here.
 
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