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Motors Washed key fob!!!

Discussion in 'General' started by phinix, 9 Jul 2013.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    I know... how on earth I managed to wash my key fob.... but I did...

    Came back from a beach trip, left it in my shorts, threw it in the washing machine...
    I haven't used it. What I did is I put it in a bag of rice last night, will see if it absorbs the moist.

    Do you have any helpful hints how to make it work?
    Well, I don't know if it works or not, haven't tried it yet, but I believe it doesn't for now.

    I have a spare, but need the second one too.
    It's BMW E90, doesn't have this "comfort access", looks like this:
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  2. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Test it first .
     
  3. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Test it, then if not working it's new key time
     
  4. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Take lube when you go to the dealers for a new key.
     
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  5. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    if it's not working, you could open it up and clean the circuits with meths - just make sure to mop up any residue. That'll drive the water out. Just have to hope that no components are fried.
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    as with all wet electronics leave it somewhere warm to completely dry out before testing it.
     
  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    How much it's gonna hurt?
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Yeah, that's what I'm trying to do now - left it in bag of rice first for 24hr.
    Then will use hair dryer... then will test it....
     
  9. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    I have a feeling it will be over £100
     
  10. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Well-Known Member

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    Think you will be looking at £120 + VAT for a new key.

    You may want some cream for the after-burn.
     
  11. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Put it in a bag of rice for at least a day before trying to use it again.
     
  12. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    £120+VAT + KY cream... I'll be prepared...:waah:
     
  13. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    I think it'll be closer to £200incVAT on one of those newer keys. Diamond shape BMW keys in 2011 were £160incVAT.

    Try going on BMWland.co.uk - you might find a dealer willing to give you a discount. You'll need to go to the dealer with photo ID and the V5 though to prove you aren't nicking a car...
     
  14. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    Put it in the oven

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
     
  15. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    At low temperature...

    And don't use a hair dryer if I were you.
     
  16. sniperdude

    sniperdude Active Member

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    Erm they are meant to be water proof you know
     
  17. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Dit you take the battery out?
    Actually take it as far apart as possible, then dry it.
    Shouldn't be fried, just wet.
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    A work colleague has just done something similar (also a BMW owner).

    Whilst giving her the same advice dispensed above, our research revealed that the fob is glued together & recharges wirelessly when slotted into the dash.
     
  19. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    If you have a tumble dryer, place it on top while its on a high heat cycle..... fixed the Missus iPhone after a trip down to loo!
     
  20. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    +1

    The dealer wanted £180 for a new fob for my Passat.
     

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