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    One of my remotes got dunked. I've dried it out I think, put in a new battery, but it does not unlock and lock. The emergency detection works for starting the engine. Is there anything I can do other than replace it?
     
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    It should work once completely dried out.
     
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    As said , once completely dried out it should work , give it more time .
     
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    @DiscusbT As the lads have said ^^, it might be still 'damp' inside. Try putting it in a jar of uncooked rice for a day or two, that'll draw any remaining moisture from it. Has to be worth a try......
     
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    You could wash it in deionised water, this would then hopefully remove any contaminants from when it got dunked.

    If you can separate the halves and remove the battery then that might aid the drying process.
     
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    We have put phones in rice before.


    Coat pocket into wash bucket ?
     
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    Thanks for all the advice. So far no go, I split it, took the battery out, left it on a warm radiator for 18 hours, will now try the rice treatment. Have tried 2 new batteries just in case,
    I was quoted £350 for a repair, so will continue trying. I have of course 1 working remote, so at worst this could be a spare, but when the actual key is used to unlock the drivers door, the alarm goes off. This used to happen in previous models, and the alarm shut off when inserting the key in the ignition and started. With the keyless does the alarm stop when you press the start button? Didn't want to try because of the neighbours.
     
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    Could you use those little packets of silica gel? Would absorb moisture better than rice.
     
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    @DiscusbT Have you read your insurance policy? Some cover the cost of replacement locks if key(s) are lost - maybe [just maybe] yours will cough up for a replacement key if all else fails? :oops:
     
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    Good point, I'll look into that.
     
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    Drying out with rice didn't do the trick, so after a Google search I found Automobile Locksmith Ltd in Peterborough. They said they could repair it at a total cost of £44.40 including return P & P, and a new battery. Posted it off 1st Class Tuesday afternoon, received it back at 12:30 today Thursday. Haven't had to initialise or do anything,all functions just work.
    That I would say is good service
     
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