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Old 03-19-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Yeah. That happened.


Those key fobs can't be more than three or four hundred bucks each...
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oh wow ~ what a coincidence !!
I have a cell phone to match !!

and yeah, it DOES happen.

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Those key fobs can't be more than three or four hundred bucks each...
Check Amazon for the keyfobs. I have gotten Chrysler fobs there. They came with the procedure to program them. Basically stick it in the switch, turn on for X number of seconds, turn off, do something else and they are programed. Piece of cake.

Look up by what your cars are. The fobs may have numbers on the backs.

https://www.amazon.com/YITAMOTOR-Key...s%2C180&sr=8-4
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You can pull them apart and clean them. They probably still work. Nothing about latex paint should make the electronics stop working and I seriously double that it got into the mechanism.



Get some alcohol and clean them up
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Ya, I'd try to clean them up first before resorting to replacement. Denatured alcohol is what you want to dissolve dried latex paint. Because of what it is - use it sparingly.
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Yeah. I pulled them apart. Stupid valley key is how it got in. We'll see what happens.
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I have bought replacement shells for my fobs, on e-bay, and replaced the shell, It comes apart, and you transfer your module to the new shell, it looks perfect again.

Don't you just hate it when stuff gets on them?


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Good grief! How did you do that?
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Good grief! How did you do that?
See that metal flip-flop? Works great for popping open paint cans.

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ultrasonic parts cleaner and denatured alcohol. Good as new.
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OMG... This gives me another reason why I never let my guy carry ‘my’ fob on his keychain.

If he uses my car he gets the fob from the key chain holder
in the kitchen and then puts it back. Saves mucho grief!
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Check Amazon for the keyfobs. I have gotten Chrysler fobs there. They came with the procedure to program them. Basically stick it in the switch, turn on for X number of seconds, turn off, do something else and they are programed. Piece of cake.

Look up by what your cars are. The fobs may have numbers on the backs.

https://www.amazon.com/YITAMOTOR-Key...s%2C180&sr=8-4
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I have bought replacement shells for my fobs, on e-bay, and replaced the shell, It comes apart, and you transfer your module to the new shell, it looks perfect again.

Don't you just hate it when stuff gets on them?


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Well, both fobs seem to be working. I think I dodged a bullet.

I actually just went through this not too long ago. The shell of my Jeep key broke. I had it held together with epoxy for a long time, but eventually it was just too unreliable. I thought I did my research. I went to a locksmith and asked on the Car Talk forum. Nobody had any great ideas for me. I wound up going to the dealer and paying through the nose.

That amazon fob says you need to have two keys to program it yourself. So if mine is fried, I'd still have to pay somebody $150 to program it. Still a great price, though. For twenty bucks, I should get one just as a backup. Everybody should.

And Ed's idea with the shells is brilliant if I could in fact find it. That definitely could have saved me hundreds of bucks if I knew that one last time. And I could do it this time even if it's just cosmetic.
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