We found it when unloading the dryer today, and it still works!
It's actually a pressure housing, capable to taking it to 1000'. Also, in a million years some archeologist will chip one out of the lava from that Hawaii eruption and it will still work.It must have been reasonably waterproof as well, because the whole load went through the washing machine first.
Aren't we lucky to have them around to ensure we get the facts straight?A correction my wife pointed out. It went through the wash overnight while the car was in the garage. It went into the dryer the next morning after I had driven it to work with the other key fob. So we don't know if the dryer would have sent lock, unlock, and panic signals or not. I am guessing it would have.
Ah , the answer I'd like to use for so many issues but as you discovered, an expensive one over removing the battery.I had a Mazda fob go through the washer/dryer. Seemed OK until 2am when the car alarm goes off. The car is in the driveway of my friend's home in Oregon. I used the 2nd good fob to stop the alarm, but after 5 seconds the alarm restarted. This went on for 5-10 cycles (remember Chritine?) which I'm sure upset a few neighbors. Finally set the offending fob on the garage floor and smashed it with a hammer. That fixed the problem. $350 later I again had a 2nd fob.