: Is the 2005 Cadillac FOB waterproof?



CStradling24
08-23-10, 10:16 PM
I just got stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi and a question has arisen in my head. Is the FOB for the 2005 STS waterproof. I know when I take it apart to replace the battery it has a really good seal but does anyone know if its waterproof? Even if they say its not has anyone tried?

dkozloski
08-23-10, 10:22 PM
I think you are safe if you drop it in the toilet. I wouldn't take it deep sea diving.

EChas3
08-23-10, 10:29 PM
^^^^ Water Resistent.

madmanmogan
08-24-10, 09:31 AM
Dropped mine in the tiolet once about a year ago, it was toast. I would think rain on it is fine but not being submerged.

madmanmogan
08-24-10, 09:31 AM
oops toilet

next2pool
08-24-10, 11:40 AM
I just got stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi and a question has arisen in my head. Is the FOB for the 2005 STS waterproof. I know when I take it apart to replace the battery it has a really good seal but does anyone know if its waterproof? Even if they say its not has anyone tried?

Mine went through the washing machine and still works fine! Maybe it's the luck of the draw.

dkozloski
08-24-10, 12:10 PM
Mine went through the washing machine. I took it apart, rinsed it in warm water, and dried it with a hair drier. It works fine.

kschwed
08-24-10, 12:16 PM
It might have to do with whether or not it has been taken apart to have the battery replaced. That might break the "seal" just enough. Also, keep it away from salt water. I've seen that just demolish phones that I have dropped in pools.

turnerbend
08-24-10, 01:18 PM
If it get submerge, quickly remove battery and dry out. Good to go.

EChas3
08-24-10, 09:19 PM
I've seen grimy electronics refurbished in a dishwasher. If it gets soaked, make sure it's dry before pressing any buttons.

boboduflachi
09-27-10, 12:22 PM
i dropped mine in a cup of coffee and it worked fine...just dried it out.

lreddiablo
09-28-10, 04:43 PM
Good to know. Was at the beach saturday, had it in the pocket of my shorts, right before hitting the water I was lucky enough to think about it. My thought was good thing I remembered or I may not have been able to start my car :)

Greg00coupe
09-29-10, 12:25 PM
Electronics are funny......... my cousin who destroys cell phones dropped her's in the toilet but wrapped it up and dried it in a clothes dryer of all things. And it worked. I'd be a cautious as possible but accidents do happen. A hair dryer sounds like a good approach.

EChas3
09-29-10, 09:02 PM
It's the current running through wet electronics that destroys them. Dry a wet item thoroughly before turning it on and there's a good chance it can be saved.

Salt water; less chance. A powered on cell phone? Are you feeling lucky?

lreddiablo
09-30-10, 12:57 AM
Got to be extra careful with the salty Pacific I guess!