OK, so the 3-button + Panic key fob/remote for my 07 Accord went through
a complete clothes washer cycle in my pants pocket (I know, I know...)
I immediately realized what I had done and tried to open the case,
remove the battery, and dry it out as best I could-- of course without
pushing any of the buttons and closing the circuit. But the little
Phillips head screw wouldn't budge-- and I burred it a little bit. One
YouTube video recommended a drop of penetrating oil and sitting over
night so I tried that-- no joy.
Next day, I took it to the best locksmith in town to see if he could get
it open. He worked on it for a good 10 minutes-- eventually rounding the
slots completely (with my permission) and gave up.
He recommended just putting the key out in the sun all day, heating it
with a hair dryer, or hanging it in front of the air conditioning
register in the house. Well, I tried all those, even leaving it hanging
on the register for a almost a week.
So today was the day. Happily I was able to start/turn off the engine
with it and then I pushed the buttons for the first time--- and damn if
it didn't work perfectly. Lock, unlock, trunk, panic. Remains to be seen
I guess for how long it stays that way.
Not sure what I'll do when the battery dies-- maybe drill out the screw
or some such...
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