[A4] Remote went for a swim.

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Tue Jun 5 07:10:30 EDT 2007

one of my B5 remotes got ruined from water exposure as well.
there was no fix, just the option to replace for several
hundred dollars.  needless to say, we're more careful with
our B7 keys.

ziplock bags are no good for sports.  you'll want to get
special river bags, or plastic boxes, from somewhere like
REI.  the little ones, designed for cigs or your cell phone
or your weed stash, are great for thinks like wee electronics.

http://www.rei.com/product/697944  also see

On Jun 5, 2007, at 1:27 AM, Tyson Varosyan wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> Went kayaking last weekend and found out the hard way that the zip- 
> lock bags
> don't quite work as advertised. Either way, keys got way for my 98  
> A4 2.8.
> The remote wont work. I didn't think that it would be a big deal it  
> being
> fresh water and all. I took the remote apart that evening, dried  
> everything
> out and noticed that the batteries died from exposure to water.  
> Replaced the
> batteries only today (2 days later) and to my shock, the remote  
> still wont
> work! Nothing inside looks corroded - the circuit board there is  
> not very
> complicated. What gives?
> I think that maybe the remote got out of sync with the car and  
> needs to be
> trained again? If so, what is the procedure for doing that?  
> Previous owner
> kept the manuals :(
> Tyson Varosyan
> Technical Manager, Uptime Technical Solutions LLC.
> tyson at up-times.com
> www.up-times.com
> 206-715-TECH (8324)
> UpTime/OnTime/AnyTime
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