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Well, I forgot to remove the car key from my jeans and the missus put it through a complete wash cycle.
I am very pleased to report that other than an exceptionally clean and fresh smelling key, it still works.
I pulled it apart straight away and stuck it in the hot water tank cupboard for a couple of days.
The electrics part actually has a good seal, there was no water in there at all - probably lucky she does a cold wash cycle, the key folding mechanism was full of water though.
Put it back together, it wouldnt unlock the car so I had to use the spare key, put the dried out key in the ignition, started the engine and now the dried out key locks / unlocks the car.
And that should also answer " How to reset the key" when changing the battery - without the submerged part of course, lol.
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Awesome. Maybe all of our keys need a good washing
 

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Brings to mind the old Timex jingle......it takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. I guess that can now appropriately be applied to Lamborghini keys as well. ;)
 
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For future reference another trick with accidentally wet electronic parts is to put it in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days. The rice will draw out the moisture. But they won’t smell “Bounty fresh”!
 

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Brings to mind the old Timex jingle......it takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. I guess that can now appropriately be applied to Lamborghini keys as well. ;)
Wonder how many members on the forum remember those old Timex ads with John Cameron Swayze. Classics.
 

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Wonder how many members on the forum remember those old Timex ads with John Cameron Swayze. Classics.
Growing up it was so pervasive on the airwaves, and I must say, convincing that whoever developed that slogan was a genius. Leaves one with, Timex = durability and toughness. Alas, a much simpler time.........
 
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That's a great day! You got a clean key and avoided the Lambo tax on a replacement! Woohoo! Gotta take the little things as they come along. Life is short, enjoy all the little blessings!
 
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