Nice, clean key fob

taffyhornblower

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Morning all

The other half decided to do some washing only the spare key fob was in my pocket. Now the blame as to whether it is my fault for leaving it in the pocket or her fault for not checking will go on for a while, I am sure ;)

I have dried it with a hair drier and changed the battery over and it unlocks the car fine, locks it after a few presses but it isn't showing as available when it is in the car so unable to start it.

Does this mean it is now unusable and need a replacement or is it salvageable?

Thanks in advance
 

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Hi MrKis

Thank you for taking the time to reply. No I haven't, would it maker a difference? I didn't want to keep it in just in case it leaked.
 

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It seems that some fobs can be picky of the battery they use. There have been a few posts where swapping a brand new battery for another one (Panasonic rings a bell) has cured the symptoms you describe. Definitely a thing with BMWs. Worth a try.
 
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