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Is my Fob dead forever?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Col4bin, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Col4bin

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    my Meso minimalist Fob went through the washer and dryer unfortunately. I pulled it apart and am letting things dry- no new battery on hand to test it.

    Am I fuq’d? Figure can’t be the only one who’s done this LOLOLOL
     
  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Bertw192

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    Chances are... yes. The circuits and contacts will corrode. Especially with the detergents used in the laundry.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    na8rboy

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    I have washed my Lexus fob twice. Dried it out new battery, and it worked fine.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    mds08

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    Dry it out, prop up a hair dryer on cool and let it blow air accross it for about an hour. It will work, ask me how I know. It happened to me with my 4runner remote about a year ago.
     
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  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Col4bin

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    Well, guess I’ll get a new battery and give it a go tomorrow. Worth a shot I guess. Thx guys
     
  6. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    na8rboy

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    Try the battery from your 2nd fob.
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    mds08

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    Also put it in a bowl of rice.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Col4bin

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    That ain’t a myth?
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    TACOVRD

    TACOVRD I Identify As A Prius

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    Workin' on it....
    I killed a cell phone twice once wading into a lake and the second time jumping into a pool.

    Rice brought it back from the dead....twice.
     
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    Quimby

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    No, it actually works. I’d be worried about the detergent as someone mentioned already.
     
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  11. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    I knew I should have eaten the tide pods and not saved them for the laundry damn it!
     
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    My wife washed mine before. It still works fine.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    So you can now say “ MESO disappointed.”
     
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    Bahahhahahahaha
     
  15. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    Also MESO honnnnney soldier
     
  16. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    I have that for my primary fob. Not sure it would help the stupidity of washing it tho!
     
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    The rice works well, but it's slow. Desiccant crystals work much better; faster too. Both methods have saved me from having to buy new phones, several times.

    Of course, all of this hinges on having removed the device from the water, almost immediately.
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    Uncooked rice :rofl:
     
  19. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    godzilla888

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    Take the battery out and let it dry, once it dries completely (the longer you give it the better) then insert a battery and give it a shot. Any current running through it while its wet will damage the circuit board
    Had to explain that to my wife and daughter, not easy :annoyed:
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    None yet, that’s why I’m here.
    Should be fine provided the buttons weren’t pressed while wet.

    Dry and new battery. Should work fine. Every fob I have had has been washed at least once.
     
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