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    mikesul is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Laundered FOB

    Threw some clothes in the washer, then dryer. Folding some after the dryer and find my FOB in my shorts pocket! Tried it and it didn't work anymore. Anyhow, I decided I would take it apart and wipe any soap residual out and try it again. No good. Well next step is try to replace the battery and see what happens. The SOB worked!!! Thought I was going to have to buy a new one. What luck.

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    Re: Laundered FOB

    This is good to know, as I do live in a certain amount of fear that I am going to do the same thing one day soon! This is the first car I have owned with push button start, and I keep the fob separate from my other keys (keeps it from getting hacked up ), so I am probably a prime candidate for waterlogged fob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73JPS
    This is good to know, as I do live in a certain amount of fear that I am going to do the same thing one day soon! This is the first car I have owned with push button start, and I keep the fob separate from my other keys (keeps it from getting hacked up ), so I am probably a prime candidate for waterlogged fob.
    Another trick is to put it in a bag of uncooked white rice and put it in the fridge. The rice draws out and absorbs the humidity from the electronics.

    It's a well known trick for people who drop their phones in the water. We did it with my wife's iPhone 5.
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    Re: Laundered FOB

    The fob had been through the dryer cycle, it was dry. Still had some soap scum inside though. Tough little fob!

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    Re: Laundered FOB

    I have done that twice with my Corvette fob! Both times I used a hair dryer to dry it out for a minute or two and it worked perfectly..!!

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    Re: Laundered FOB

    Main thing is to let it dry out before you try to use it! You can also buy contact cleaner and spray on a qtip and clean the circuit board if there is any corrosion on it. I had to do this once and it worked. Again - just let it dry before trying to use it.

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