Originally Posted by ipodnag
Hi everyone i recently machine washed one of my key set, which had my Acura key fob on it, yes stupidity of mine. Currently the key kinda works, when i mean kinda half of the functions work. None of the buttons on the fob works but the vehicle still recognizes the key in its proximity. When inside a hand full times the car will start.
I open the actual key fob and it doesnt seem like and rust has formed. When inserting a battery the red led turns on for a couple seconds then turns off.
Any recommendations they get this back up and running? I know with some other brands you can add a fob if you have two fobs already. Can you do that with Acrua? How much would a different fob? Does i have to be new?d
I havent called the dealership but im already thinking it will be up the arse.
A few things you can try:
Dry out the fob entirely by removing the battery, wrapping it in a Kleenex and putting it into a Ziploc bag with uncooked rice. Leave it for a few days.
Once dry, use a new battery and see if it works. If not, then you'll most likely need a new key.
You cannot use a "used" fob. It has to be new and will need to be programmed by the dealer.
Yes, it will be expensive, let's hope that the rice and new battery work.