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Old 10-16-2015, 11:00 PM
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Don't throw away those washed key fobs. (You know, when someone else other than your mother doesn't know what's possibly in your pockets ) About two years ago [on separate occasions ] toyota fob then S fob were washed... and dried. Mmmph. Ok, new fobs for both, but only until about 6 months ago. As it turns out, the gods asked me to clean this evening, and these old dusty fobs come back into focus. I decided to test them one more time before the final chuck... wa-la, the truck fob worked, and then, with her cozy blanket and own private room, the S fob worked. 2 years of dormancy, whodhu thunk. Made my evening! So now what to do with them?
(I entered two mega quick picks tonight btw)
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:01 AM
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I'm assuming you had the S fob replaced? The Honda will take up to two programmed fobs and it's a simple process to program them to the car. Yeah, after drying out sometimes they come back to life.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:46 AM
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Remove the battery as soon as you can after the immersion being careful not to activate any functions or buttons before removal. Dry it out with a bag of rice or a dehumidifier (I have an electric one I use in my safe) also placed in a baggie.

You can bring it back from the dead. Alternate drying can be with WD-40 but you will need to follow up with an electronic cleaner spray you can get anywhere (Walmart or Radio Shack) to remove residue from WD-40. (The WD stands for water displacement)
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Glenn1 View Post
I'm assuming you had the S fob replaced? The Honda will take up to two programmed fobs and it's a simple process to program them to the car. Yeah, after drying out sometimes they come back to life.
Yes, both the S and truck fobs were replaced. I didn't realize the S would only take two programmed fobs though, but that's ok since the S only came with one - I bought the S used with only 3k miles, does new come with two?
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cosmomiller View Post
Remove the battery as soon as you can after the immersion being careful not to activate any functions or buttons before removal. Dry it out with a bag of rice or a dehumidifier (I have an electric one I use in my safe) also placed in a baggie.

You can bring it back from the dead. Alternate drying can be with WD-40 but you will need to follow up with an electronic cleaner spray you can get anywhere (Walmart or Radio Shack) to remove residue from WD-40. (The WD stands for water displacement)
Good to know. And I forgot about the rice trick, but also didn't realize fobs can come back from the dead. Hmm, wonder if this would work on an iPhone that sat in a puddle of liquid. That would make my day.
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:24 PM
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Oh - my quick pick won me $3, spent $2! Not that I'm superstitious, but what the hey.
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:26 PM
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Yes, new comes with two. See the picture for what the master key looks like.


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Old 10-21-2015, 04:17 PM
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Any idea what a new fob costs from the dealer? I still have all 3 original keys, but my second fob got cracked a few months ago.
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Any idea what a new fob costs from the dealer? I still have all 3 original keys, but my second fob got cracked a few months ago.
I don't know about the dealer but on eBay they go for $20-40.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:26 PM
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Geez, I just looked for part number 72147-S2A-A01 and the dealer retail is $180 and discount online is $130 to buy one of these. Yay eBay.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:04 PM
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Yeah I paid over $100 from the dealer, can't remember exactly. They program it for free. Geez, ya think?!
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