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In a stroke of genius, I put my remote key through the washing machine, and it stopped working. I've taken it apart, taken the battery out and dried it thoroughly - should it work now? Will I need to reprogram it? Has anyone else been this daft, or am I the only one in the world?
 

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Not the first and not the last!
You have done right in taking it apart and drying it. so it should be ok but there is only one way to find out!
 

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It works just fine, but it lost its programming. So if you ever do the same thing, here's what to do:
(1) take the battery out and dry it
(2) dab as much water as you can out of the two halves with a tissue
(3) lay the two halves open-side-down on another tissue, and leave them somewhere warm and dry for a day or so
(4) reassemble the key and try re-programming it
 

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I had the same problem once, but after drying everything the battery kept going flat.

I then took the battery out again and used a load of switch cleaning spray "Servisol" and left that to dry. This cured the battery drain problem. Some dirt had probably caused a path to drain the battery.
 
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