By mistake my keys with the remote to my Expedition were left in my jacket pocket and I washed them and dried them in the dryer. My husband heard a loud clatter in the dryer and found the keys and remote. Now my remote does not work properly. It does unlock the car but that is about it. What should I do?
remote not functioning properly on 1998 Ford Expedition
by osita in Lemoore, CA on March 23, 2009
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by hemicuda on March 23, 2009
Open up the battery compartment and use a hair dryer on it, Be careful don't overheat it, Dry it out and change the battery.
COMMENT by osita on March 29, 2009
Thank you for the answer. We don't have a hairdryer so I let the remote air dry for about a week and put in the new battery like you said and now the remote works. I am going to buy a hairdryer for these types of situations. Last year I washed my new cell phone and it never worked again.