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Waterproofed my keyfob (lots of pictures)

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by AC1K, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    So i was waiting for a huge disk restore to run at work, and i decided to waterproof my keyfob, I live in Calgary where it was flooded earlier this year, it could happen again and i dont feel like paying hundreds for a replacement fob.

    the unmodified aquapac was a little large, and that silica gel pack was a little over kill, so i decided to downsize it a little.

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    its small and thin enough that i don't even really notice it.

    EDIT: i found out the Local Mountain Equipment Co-op has EV/Low emit parking!
     

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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Am I missing something? The last image is the same as the first? Still looks large and has the gel pack?
     
  3. ModelS1079

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    I believe Brian33, during a petit mal brain heist, swam with his KeyFob in New Hampshire this summer, and it worked just fine after.
    Past performance is no indication of future returns. I'm just saying.
     
  4. AC1K

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    i got a smaller silica pack, and cut the aquapac to be shorter so it fits in my pocket better

    i think he got lucky, any electronic board will prematurely fail if exposed to water while a voltage/current source is present (battery)
     
  5. bareyb

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    They need to put an O-Ring inside of the fobs like Lexus does. I WASHED my Lexus key and it still works. :D
     
  6. mknox

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    Those Calgary floods were horrible, but I think I'd be more worried about the car getting flooded than the fob!
     
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    I (unexpectedly) took a dip in my friend's pool with my fob in my pocket. Still works fine.
     
  8. AC1K

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    Yeah that's true but I can't drive the car without a working fob :)
     
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    Yes you can. If the fob is dead, the RF still works and allows you to unlock and drive the car.
     
  10. mknox

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    How so? I don't believe the fob has any kind of passive technology in it. There are a couple of spots to place the fob (windshield edge, cup holder) when it is weak, but I think it still has to have some battery power to perform.
     
  11. wycolo

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    > swam with his KeyFob in New Hampshire this summer [ModelS1079]

    Just so it wasn't at the NH seashore!
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  12. gctseng

    gctseng All around good guy

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    Anyone with pictures of how to completely disassemble the key fob? This way some silicone sealant would do the trick.
     
  13. dsmith2189

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    NH seashore?:confused: Oh, that 1 mile stretch of rocky beach.:biggrin:
     
  14. wycolo

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    > NH seashore? Oh, that 1 mile stretch of rocky beach. [dsmith2189]

    One mile/15 miles, who's counting; from SaratogaNY/BenningtonVT area its our beach! :tongue:
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