Washed my FOB in the washer

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Maintenance' started by NinjaMom, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. NinjaMom

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    Got it in a bag of rice right now, but it was being detected by my car last night and the car started. So I think I got lucky.
     
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    If it gets thoroughly dried out, it should be okay. Let us know if it keeps working.
     
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    I have saved my daughters phone this way. I just feel so ditzy. Lol
     
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    It is amazing the amount of things that get washed in the washer. Good luck with you FOB.
     
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    Did you open it up to make sure the battery contact points are also drying out?
    Mine fell out of my shirt pocket a couple years ago into the pail of water I was using to wash my car with, didn't notice till I went to empty the pail. After thorough drying
    it still works.
     
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    Not sure how to get it open... but after 2 days in rice it is working.
     
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    This has been tough to get used to. I was used to putting my keys in a drawer now I'm constantly leaving my FOB in my pocket. I'm afraid I'll lose it. It's good to know it may survive the wash.
     
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    It's simple to open.

    1. Remove the valet key by pushing on the slide and pulling it straight out.
    2. Using a thin-bladed screwdriver or a knife edge, unsnap the key fob by
    gently prying around all of the edges.
    3. Once the key fob splits apart, simply pull out the old battery and dry things out. (Don't worry, there are no loose parts).
    4. When dry, align the two halves of the key fob and snap them together.
    5. Reinsert your valet key.
     
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    ^^^ Thanks for putting that up ( how to open ) my wife is the one that opened mine up to dry it out and replace the battery. lol
     
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    Auto start in a garage

    You are lucky it didn't start in the garage and went to sleep....It happened to me in the day thank God and my wife thought she heard something in the garage. WOW God was looking over us.