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Old 27 Aug 2008, 07:37 pm
Gary Brown
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Default Can RSX Key Be Submerged?

Hi,

We have been doing some canoeing and kayaking lately.
This raises the problem of going over with my RSX key in
my pocket. Can it be water damaged by a dunking?

This wasn't a problem with my previous cars that had plain,
metal keys.

Thanks,
Gary


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Old 28 Aug 2008, 04:42 am
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Default Re: Can RSX Key Be Submerged?

It's just a key...
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 06:15 am
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BEZERK <bezerk805@gmail.com> wrote in news:a4a5ac6d-4b72-4c6f-99ca-
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>> Gary Brown wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> We have been doing some canoeing and kayaking lately.
>> This raises the problem of going over with my RSX key in
>> my pocket. Can it be water damaged by a dunking?
>>
>> This wasn't a problem with my previous cars that had plain,
>> metal keys.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Gary

>
>
>
> It's just a key...




Gary Brown's question is a fair one and I wish I knew the answer.

The transmitter (with buttons on it) will definitely get damaged if it gets
wet. A key with an embedded chip and no pushbuttons? Not sure. I guess it
would depend on the integrity of the join between the key's plastic head to
its shaft.

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Old 28 Aug 2008, 07:54 am
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"Gary Brown" <garyjbrown@charter.net> wrote in
news:Nqmtk.24319$9u1.11385@newsfe09.iad:

> Hi,
>
> We have been doing some canoeing and kayaking lately.
> This raises the problem of going over with my RSX key in
> my pocket. Can it be water damaged by a dunking?


does it use a battery? if not,then it can be submerged.
if you're still worried,use a ziploc baggie.

>
> This wasn't a problem with my previous cars that had plain,
> metal keys.
>
> Thanks,
> Gary
>
>
>




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Old 28 Aug 2008, 08:22 am
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On 2008-08-27 19:37:52 -0500, "Gary Brown" <garyjbrown@charter.net> said:

> Hi,
>
> We have been doing some canoeing and kayaking lately.
> This raises the problem of going over with my RSX key in
> my pocket. Can it be water damaged by a dunking?
>
> This wasn't a problem with my previous cars that had plain,
> metal keys.
>
> Thanks,
> Gary


I think the rfid chip is completely encased in plastic and should be
waterproof. Mine's gotten plenty wet in the 4 years I've had it with no
problems. Mine's a 2002 - I don't know if they added the remote/key
thing to later models - if you have something like that, then no, it's
not waterproof.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 05:55 pm
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> It's just a key...

No, it isn't. The key contains passive circuitry that is
queried by a transceiver in the ignition lock. If water
gets into the key's circuitry it might not work. The
remote is separate and definitely is not waterproof.
It can be detached and locked in the car.

I should have mentioned it is a 2005 Std in case the
keys changed over the production run.

Gary


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Old 29 Aug 2008, 07:09 am
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"Gary Brown" <garyjbrown@charter.net> wrote in
news:E1Gtk.6$Fm6.4@newsfe02.iad:

>> It's just a key...

>
> No, it isn't. The key contains passive circuitry that is
> queried by a transceiver in the ignition lock. If water
> gets into the key's circuitry it might not work. The
> remote is separate and definitely is not waterproof.
> It can be detached and locked in the car.
>
> I should have mentioned it is a 2005 Std in case the
> keys changed over the production run.
>
> Gary
>
>


Well,then what are the chances of water getting into the circuitry that's
.....molded into the plastic of the key? IMO,nil.

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