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      07-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Anybody wash their key?

Key fob got thrown into the wash. Was in my pocket, maid didn't check. What do I do? Will it die?
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      07-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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why dont u attempt to use it instead of making a thread
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      07-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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why dont u attempt to use it instead of making a thread
Yea this
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      07-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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      07-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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I did the same thing. Throw it in the dryer, you'll be good to go!
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      07-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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+1 Just make sure it is completely dried out before trying to use it...
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      07-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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If its a CA key, take the battery out and pack it in a zip lock bag with a cup of uncooked rice for a week or so.

Hope for the best.
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Oh, and get a new maid.
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Just thought I would ask. Searched and found everything,but that. So,thought it might help to ASK. It is CA key, it locked and unlocked the car afterwards.So I'll let dry a bit and see what happens.
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Just thought I would ask. Searched and found everything,but that. So,thought it might help to ASK. It is CA key, it locked and unlocked the car afterwards.So I'll let dry a bit and see what happens.
Do the rice thing overnight, it will help. Dry rice is a hugely effective dessicant. Good luck. Would be three figures I Think for a new key.
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just make sure you don't forget the key in the rice bin. steaming the key later prolly won't help things
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My CA key went through the wash, found it in my pocket as I was taking my pants out. Put it in a bag with uncooked rice over night and it worked fine in the morning.
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I keep the desiccant bags that come in various stuff for just such a situation. I have not put my key through the wash (yet) buy one of my daughters put her iPod in the washer. I found it after the washer but before the dryer. I put it in a zip lock with a bunch of the desiccant bags and it worked fine about a week later. I am not sure how the glass did not get shattered in the spin cycle of the front load washer. Hope it works out
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      07-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
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Any help was appreciated. Seems to work fine now. Threw it it a bag of rice for a day or so and tried it. Forums are very helpful! Thanks!
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is the maid hot?
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does she work at Sofitel in New York?
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Hope not
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