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Chris, Auto Service Technician
Category: Mercedes
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Experience:  43 years of automotive repair, Smog license
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I forgot my key fob was in my pants pocket and ended up

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I forgot my key fob was in my pants pocket and ended up sending it through the wash.
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: yes the battery was wet i plan on buying a new one today
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 2002 mercedes c230
JA: Are you fixing your C230 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, i took the key batteries out and am letting it air dry...the key won't turn of course i used the manual key to unlock the door
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thankyou
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Chris replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will assist you today. With the key opened up, place it in a jar of white rice overnight. That should allow the moisture to be removed and the key will probably be okay. I have done this before and it worked.

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 8 months ago.

Hello, just checking back to see if you received my answer from earlier today.

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 8 months ago.

Hello, any luck drying out the fob?

Chris