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Remote car door opener got wet and won't work

I dropped my keychain with the remote door opener thingie (the thing with the buttons on it that you click to lock or unlock your door or open your trunk) for my 2004 Chrysler Sebring into a puddle, and now when I press the button, nothing happens. I can't open or lock the doors or the trunk using it, nor will the panic button work. If anyone knows of any way to fix this, I would greatly appreciate some help with this. Many thanks!

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  • nycchick Dec 04, 2008

    I can verify that this works. I washed my fob along with the laundry today. I took the case apart, used my blow-dryer to dry the moisture and then set it aside.

    I wasn't sure if I had done the right thing until I came across this post. Sure enough, it works.

  • bumforsun Jan 08, 2009

    which direction do the batteries go into the remote?

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    my car remote went swimming with me I haven't tried to use it and I still need to retrieve it from the pool/pier where I was swimming it's been about 3 hours but I think what's been writen makes sense. As long as the circuit in the remote doesn't get used (and current does not pass through it while it's wet) it should be fine. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    opened the car with the remote but the front doors dont open but they are unlocked even if you open them from inside, but the back doors can open.. Chrysler sebring 2008

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    cant open doors after manually locking them

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I have a problem with my 2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan.
    When I open the drivers door from outside, it doesn't automatically opens the passangers door.
    The funny thing is that the centerlock works great. Yhe LOCK buttons on located on both doors in front work from the inside.
    Also, when I close the drivers door from outside using de key, it will close all four doors.
    Any idea how to fix this small problem.
    Thanks !

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I replaced the battery in both remotes and still it does not open the doors or trunk and does not shut off the security system.

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Well first open it up completly. Remove the battery. Get a hair dryer and dry it out completly. Then let it stand for several hours to cool down. Make sure that the contacts where the battery fits are clean of any rust, or corrosion. Now install a new battery. It should work.

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