Honda civic 2019 honda insulator hood repair?

Soulz

Member
Hi,

I have a honda civic 2019 coupe sport. I took my car for maintenance and they found out that my insulator is all "chew" up or at least that what they said.

It seems it was a cat or something which i have never seen near the house. Do you guys think the same or something else? I just got the car this past may.

If you guys do think it a cat how can i avoid this?? is hard to check always if a cat is around tho.

If so should i have the dealership repair it? i see it costs around 100 bucks there or can i get it elsewhere cheaper and DIY? I am really pissed! also it seems is not cover my the insurances i bought with them and do you know if is cover by my auto insurance?

As you can see is not a big hole and it's only above the battery do you think it will burn or something they say they don't think it will. Should I?

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Triple_peaz

Brother Taresa
Just buy another one from Honda and put it on yourself.

As for the cat, there's two ways of dealing with it.
1. Lethal, put some radiator fluid out in a bowl and let the fucker drink it. (I wouldn't go that route, even though I hate the cats around my house)
2. Non lethal, call the SPCA or animal control. Tell them you need a trap for cats. I think it actually cost you to rent it. They will bring you 1 and you can bait it with food and soon enough the cat will be trapped. Then you can drive it to a remote location and let it go or bring it to the animal shelter.
 

Soulz

Member
Just buy another one from Honda and put it on yourself.

As for the cat, there's two ways of dealing with it.
1. Lethal, put some radiator fluid out in a bowl and let the fucker drink it. (I wouldn't go that route, even though I hate the cats around my house)
2. Non lethal, call the SPCA or animal control. Tell them you need a trap for cats. I think it actually cost you to rent it. They will bring you 1 and you can bait it with food and soon enough the cat will be trapped. Then you can drive it to a remote location and let it go or bring it to the animal shelter.
Yes I get it I can't do lethal we have a dog.

The other night be the non lethal.

The dealership can install it with no charge. I mean. If is worth the 100 bucks that the part costs. I added a new photo is not a big hole tho
 

shoegazer

assistant to the assistant manager
Just my thoughts... but I don't see enough room for a cat to get up there. I'm wondering if it's a squirrel or mice. The aftermath looks like a nest under construction maybe.

My understanding is that the thing is there to protect your hood from heat damage. I've seen aftermarket ones. If you're gonna' have to spend $100 either way, maybe there's a better one. Or maybe there's a DIY with some other (non-flammable) material.

I've been experimenting with an ultrasonic rodent scram thingy. And I just bought a small bottle of red fox piss on Amazon. The jury is still out.

Good luck.
 

ExVTEC

Senior Member
For real! I pop the hood at least 2x a week because I'm always screwing around. My girlfriends car at least 1x wk. I wipe things down because winter makes it messy and I always top off fluids, check battery and do visual inspection to be safe. Takes 2 minutes.

When was the last time you open the hood ?
 
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