Key fob vs the washing machine and survives!

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by KentuckyKen, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Well call me a dumb @$$, because it only took me 5 months to leave a key fob in my pants pocket and put it through a one and a half hour wash cycle.
    I thought it was goners and I had blown $300 or so but it came out still working!

    I then took it apart and dried it in a bag of rice and then in a baggie with some silica desiccant. I didn’t find any visible water in the inner electronics. It seems to be protected by a solid silicone membrane behind the buttons which also forms a gasket to seal the plastic back side around the circuit board. This thing may not be water proof but it’s built to be very, very water resistant.
    I don’t recommend testing it, but It made it through a washing machine cycle. And if I’m right about water not getting into the electronics, then I shouldn’t have a problem with corrosion in the future.
    Thank you Honda for a great design.

    One note if you take it apart and remove the silicone membrane. Be careful, the key covers on the outside that you see are individual and will fall out and be hard to find. (Don’t ask how I know this)
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  2. Alantn

    Alantn Member

    Congrats and thanks for the info. But I'm asking how ... :p

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