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So bummed... I put my key through the washing machine. It didn't go through the dryer though. I have it sitting in a bowl of rice to try and dry it out. Has anyone done this with an Ody key? How did it turn out? How long should I leave it in the rice? Any other brilliant ideas?

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You can open the fob and it will dry quicker.
 

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I wonder if I have the right size screwdriver. Should I put it in the rice when it is open? I'm going to put my husband on the case of trying to open it... although that might be a risky move;).
 

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Because it's a Honda?? lolo
Nope... I've read that putting electronics that become wet in a bowl of rice helps them dry out faster.

Anyway, I took the key to the dealer today. They opened it up and replaced the battery and it IS WORKING (at least for now). :)

It was dry in the green board area b/c that part is sealed. I wonder though if the individual buttons are sealed? I'm wondering if water got into that part. Only time will tell.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it.

My key washing experience -

2000 VW "switchblade" style key - washed and dried 3-4 times and it was fine...it was not fine after leaving it in my pocket and getting into a hot tub for a 30+ min soak :)

2008 Nissan "smart key" style key - washed and dried once, didn't work for about a day then was fine.

2006 Nissan key fob - washed and dried a couple of times, generally 'wet' from outdoor activities several times (this is a truck key) - works fine, still in service.

2011 Honda Ody. key - washed/dried about a week after we got it...no problems at all, took it right out of the drier and tried it out, still was fine.
 

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Your keys seems to be part of laundry list.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it.

My key washing experience -

2000 VW "switchblade" style key - washed and dried 3-4 times and it was fine...it was not fine after leaving it in my pocket and getting into a hot tub for a 30+ min soak :)

2008 Nissan "smart key" style key - washed and dried once, didn't work for about a day then was fine.

2006 Nissan key fob - washed and dried a couple of times, generally 'wet' from outdoor activities several times (this is a truck key) - works fine, still in service.

2011 Honda Ody. key - washed/dried about a week after we got it...no problems at all, took it right out of the drier and tried it out, still was fine.
I don't wash my car this often.

Have you considered getting a fanny pack?

Well I'm glad we have an expert in this field among us.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it.

My key washing experience -

2000 VW "switchblade" style key - washed and dried 3-4 times and it was fine...it was not fine after leaving it in my pocket and getting into a hot tub for a 30+ min soak :)

2008 Nissan "smart key" style key - washed and dried once, didn't work for about a day then was fine.

2006 Nissan key fob - washed and dried a couple of times, generally 'wet' from outdoor activities several times (this is a truck key) - works fine, still in service.

2011 Honda Ody. key - washed/dried about a week after we got it...no problems at all, took it right out of the drier and tried it out, still was fine.
Don't want to know what else you find in those pockets *after* doing laundry ("oh look, a bubble gum!" :p)
 

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Don't want to know what else you find in those pockets *after* doing laundry ("oh look, a bubble gum!" :p)
I have a habit of tossing my pants on the dresser when I change after I get home for the day. My wife has a habit of moving these to the hamper and/or starting a load of laundry.

Also on the list of things I've washed would be:
Money - many times, paper money holds up just fine
Bullets - I know I've washed countless .22's and a few 9MM, .380, .45, 357
Shotgun shell - the crimp can/does come open and you DO get shot everywhere.

Oddly enough, I've never washed a cell phone and don't think I've washed a leather belt, but the little stuff seems to get in there pretty often.

I doubt a load of laundry gets done w/o change ending up in the lint trap too.
 
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