Washed my Keyfob

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So last week I ran my key fob through the washing machine. I noticed that during the spin cycle the panic button went off. I pulled the battery out and let it dry for about a week now. I just put the battery back in. If I click any button, its like I clicked the panic button. Think this fob is shot? Is the dealership the only place to get a new one?





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Is the dealership the only place to get a new one?
I haven't seen or heard of any other way to get a new one.

Some extended warranties or insurance cover damaged/lost keys. Check yours first.
 
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I haven't seen or heard of any other way to get a new one.

Some extended warranties or insurance cover damaged/lost keys. Check yours first.
I called the parts dept and they said they are back ordered, and is weeks before they are allowed to order another. Then after they get that fob, it has to be programmed.
 

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I called the parts dept and they said they are back ordered, and is weeks before they are allowed to order another. Then after they get that fob, it has to be programmed.
Back order is due to the global chip shortage. Unfortunately, it will be quite a while before that gets cleared up.
 

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So last week I ran my key fob through the washing machine. I noticed that during the spin cycle the panic button went off. I pulled the battery out and let it dry for about a week now. I just put the battery back in. If I click any button, its like I clicked the panic button. Think this fob is shot? Is the dealership the only place to get a new one?
I did the exact same thing happen. I ended up opening the FOB to let dry and went to home depot to get a new battery. Popped it in and now works fine
 
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I did the exact same thing happen. I ended up opening the FOB to let dry and went to home depot to get a new battery. Popped it in and now works fine
I can start the jeep with the key.. but just any button i click the light flashes on the remote and sets off the panic button.
 

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but just any button i click the light flashes on the remote and sets off the panic button.
It's possible that when the panic was set off while the fob was in the washer, something on the circuit board shorted out. If a new battery hasn't fixed anything, the fob is probably shot.
 
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you didn't notice having a brick in your pocket when you threw them into the washer? j/k.
Expensive mistake I guess.. LOL. Was rushing to get some stuff washed before my sons baseball game and threw my jeans in with it.
 

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I can start the jeep with the key.. but just any button i click the light flashes on the remote and sets off the panic button.
oh...i thought you put the same battery back in. mine was acting the same way with panic mode until i put a new battery in.
 

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Shouldnt have try using it!. Next time (if it ever happens again). Take the battery out and put it in a bag of rice for 24 hours before using it.
 

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