I came in yesterday exhausted and sore from a "day off" of heavy yard work, and needing to get ready for the Trick-or-Treaters. I took my filthy clothes off in the utility room, removing stuff from the pockets (guess again) and putting them into the washer.
After showering, I started putting clean clothes together. OMG, where's the key to my S500?
Yes, you know already - in the pocket of the jeans I was washing. At least, that's where it started. It was out among the load. In the water. Glad I had benznodubs' post on the new Smart Key at Got my very cool New Style OEM Smart Key today ! - MBWorld.org Forums
- maybe this was the excuse I needed.
Anyway, expecting the worst, I dried the key's exterior - and tried it. It worked!! At least, to lock the doors. But a moment later, it wouldn't unlock the doors or open the trunk. I let it dry on a key hanger (red button down) until the Trick-Or-Treaters were done - about 3 hours - and tried again. It works! Everything! Starts the car, operates locks - and now, it's clean and smells fresh, too!
Well, OK - it's not a procedure I'd recommend to anyone. And yes, my washer is a front loader with minimal water usage, so the key wasn't under water all the time (it certainly was when I fished it out, though).
Now I'm looking for another excuse to buy that snazzy new key.