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Car keys and salt water

Postby davedej » Fri May 03, 2019 8:09 am

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby dejavu » Fri May 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Place you key in a Loksak 3"x 7" and seal. Then place this in an Aquapac waterproof pouch. Been using for 7 years. Replaced as they wear but never had a wet key.

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby br44 » Sat May 04, 2019 2:18 am

Rental cars can be a pain, but some designers thought of this issue already. My key detaches from the electronic piece, and I take it with me in the water. It's just a simple key, only opens the door but that's enough. The electronic key stays in the locked car.

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby BWD » Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm

Problem is the newer ones from some brands that will not allow doors to lock if the electronic key is inside an unoccupied car, and other stupid “smart” features...

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby Kamikuza » Sat May 04, 2019 1:37 pm

BWD wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Problem is the newer ones from some brands that will not allow doors to lock if the electronic key is inside an unoccupied car, and other stupid “smart” features...
Oh what fun we had with our first rental card that had a smart card...

"Ok I'll push the button to lock the car..."
CLUNK go the locks
"...now check the doors are locked HEY what the?"

Repeat until frustration.

Walk over to wife.
"I can't lock the car doors. I push the button on the card but then they open."
"What? That's weird..."

Wife walks over to car.

"What're you talking about? Car doors are locked."
"Eh?"

I walk over to car.
Door opens when I try it.

"Ohhh, I wonder........."

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby Greenturtle » Sat May 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Yep. These modern keys can be a pain.

Double bag in ziplock, then pouch.

Or!
Simply hide the key somewhere safe on land. Far enough from car that it cannot transpond. What I normally do.
This way others in the group can easily go back to car any time. And no chance of getting wet.

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby deniska » Sat May 04, 2019 2:39 pm

BWD wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Problem is the newer ones from some brands that will not allow doors to lock if the electronic key is inside an unoccupied car, and other stupid “smart” features...
I had a fun day with my ML350's keyless entry. In theory (and most of the time) it does not let you to lock the car when the key is inside.
Apparently there is a blind spot in the trunk area in the back. So I drop the kite bag with the key in the cargo area, press the "close door" button and head to the driver side door.
Well the door is locked and I just heard the beep confirming that the trunk door is locked too..
I am alone in a wet suit on a remote beach :-)
Also had one close call when the battery in the key almost died while from the cold (after staying in a cold bag on the beach for 2 hour in near 0C degrees).
Took me a few tries to open the car and I had to warm up the keys in order to start it...
God help you if you lose the damn key - my local dealer charges $600+ to get and program the replacement..
I hope someone sues Mercedes for this shit.. I miss the days when you could start a car with a metal dumb key.

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat May 04, 2019 4:34 pm

I use one of those waterproof pouches and haven't had a problem. When I was more paranoid about it I used to also put the key in a balloon and tie a knot on the open end. I got them cheap by the bag at Walmart.

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby ELI » Sat May 04, 2019 8:05 pm

I leave mine on a lanyard over the stick shift, I can reach them through the open window.Keep the gear in a pile in the back of the pickup for ease of access .

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Re: Car keys and salt water

Postby BWD » Sat May 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Forgot to add i have a friend who literally used to wrap his key in foil so he could leave it in or near the car...

While we’re at it, how about integrated screen for nav, a/c, radio, engine diagnostics, kitchen sink.
Shouid not exist.
Best nav is an ipad with a velcro strip on the back. Relaibly works and replaced from any store for a few hundred instead of a week at a dealer and $1000+


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