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I Love My Daughter...  
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Today while washing my car, my two year old daughter got a hold of my keys. I drive a Volkswagen Passat, so it has one of those all in one key fobs. Anyway, rather then harmlessly play with it like she usually does, she took it over to the bucket of water and dropped it in there! I was washing the hood when I heard this and instantly realized what had happened....ugh. Now I am out $175 for a new key, which wont arrive for a week or so.

Anyway, my rant is over. Anyone else have a similar experience?


Chris


Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

I hope you used this as a teachable moment about respecting other people's stuff.

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
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Heck, in 13 years, she'll be abusing the car itself....  Wink




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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 1):

Oh, you bet. I felt kind of bad afterwards, but I'm pretty sure she learned her lesson.


Chris



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

There's a reason they call it the terrible twos  Wink


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2719 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Thread starter):
Anyway, my rant is over. Anyone else have a similar experience?

What about my Nokia mobile under the shower? Kevin is a danger but i love him  banghead 
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion para la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

What's most amusing (though I doubt you see the humor right now) is that car keys have gotten so high-tech they can be ruined by a quick immersion in water. Not to mention the fact that they're so preposterously expensive to replace.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineAlfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

A week for an all in one key?


The best things in life aren't things!
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Thread starter):
ow I am out $175 for a new key, which wont arrive for a week or so.

And you dont have a spare or some sort of override? So you are carless?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Why so expensive for a key.Is it Autolock attached.Wheres the Duplicate key.
Only thing you could do is Explain polietly to the Kid they learn fast.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2659 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

1) Set kitchen oven to 100 degree F.
2) Place fob buttonside-down on middle rack.
3) Leave in place for an hour or so.
4) Go drive!

oh...

5) Cancel the order for the new fob.  Wink


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

The key is still usable though. So it's not the end of the world, if you ask me! The fact you can still lock and open the car with the actual key blade doesn't ruin you!  Wink

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

My father once place the spare key to my mothers car on the edge of our trailer and drove off. We looked for a while to find it and when we wre going out later that afternoon I spotted it on the road around the corner. It had taken a pretty severe beating and all the electronics on the inside were distroyed. But the actual metal key part still started the car.

User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Thread starter):
Anyway, my rant is over

Man that sucks... didn't your car initially include 2 keys?

$175 for a key???????? what's going on in this world??  banghead 

-Zaki


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 4):
There's a reason they call it the terrible twos

the "twos" are great !! it's the threes you got to worry about. I never understood that saying.  confused 

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 3):
but I'm pretty sure she learned her lesson.

hmmm.... we will see  Wink



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

I can still manually unlock the doors and turn on the car, but all keyless functions are completely useless. And I do have a second key, which is my wifes, so with both those reasons combined, a new one is needed.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
the "twos" are great !! it's the threes you got to worry about.

She is well into the transition. She turned 2.5 on July 31st so we are getting the best of both ages. Some days she is good, and others, like this morning when I took her to the park, she can be a complete pain. Oh well, thats why we love them right?


Chris



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

While visiting from out of town, my cousins wanted to see my actual pilot's license. So I pulled the thing out, and showed it to them. Then, I put it back in my wallet. My second cousin (about 4), liked the color of it, and she took it from my wallet. I took me about ten minutes to find it again. She had stuffed it in her boot! Cool kid, but it scared me for a moment.


From YVR
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 15):
She turned 2.5 on July 31st so we are getting the best of both ages

Mine turned 3 last Friday. Oh boy!!... she is very difficult.

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 15):
Oh well, thats why we love them right?

i guess.  Wink



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
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Quoting JetsGo (Thread starter):
Anyway, rather then harmlessly play with it like she usually does, she took it over to the bucket of water and dropped it in there!

It didn't survive a simple dip in water? Hell, my fob was sent through the washer (was laying on the bottom when I took the clothes out), and worked just fine  Smile



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):

Lucky you. I was hoping for the same, as it was only in there for about 15 seconds. Even my cell phone has survived wakeboarding. So that must mean only one thing: Volkswagen builds shitty key fobs! Down with VW!


Chris



Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
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If it makes you feel any better...

When I was about 4... I decided to be a helpful little boy and try and help my parents water the plants on the main floor......except i brought the garden hose inside the house. Oops. That was a mess  Smile  angel   blush 

-AA777


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 15):
She turned 2.5 on July 31st so we are getting the best of both ages

My Kids nearly 5.I clearly remember the Ages 2-3yrs It was a Nightmare  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 13):
$175 for a key???????? what's going on in this world?? banghead

Its a VW  Smile
four hundred eighty pounds for 'hazard' sign replacement - otherwise the guys at VW Maidenhead claimed that it would fail its MOT....
Its only 9 months old!
Never again.
Alex


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8616 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 19):
Volkswagen builds shitty key fobs! Down with VW!

Lol... now I'd love to know who actually builds them.  Silly



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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 13):
$175 for a key???????? what's going on in this world??

It's a german key, ja, very hight technology, ja



rolf
25 Post contains images Saxdiva : My mother in-law tells a story about the time my husband was about four and decided he'd help fill up the car. Yep... the garden hose again. Apparentl
26 Lufthansi : Sweet! Give her a big hug from me! What a nice idea to clean Papa's keys. She'll be a big help in future! And I feel quite sympathic with you as you
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : I did that Too.Filling cars with Water was Fun. regds MEL
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