When I got out of the Mazda today I was carrying too many things at once, and as I closed the gate by the pool, the switchblade key slipped out of my fingers and went bouncing across the stone, skittering away from by grasping hands, right into the pool
I fished it out with the pool strainer and tried to open it up. I had to go online and I found a very helpful DIY with photos explaining how to separate the key into two pieces, but it didn't seem to disassemble any further. So I took it apart as much as I could and tried to blow out as much water as possible with compressed air, and then filled it as much as I could with WD-40 in hopes of displacing any water I had not been able to blow out. However, I'm not entirely convinced that I was able to access all of the interior of the key. After wiping away the excess WD-40, I tried all the remote functions and they seem to work...for now.
Does anybody have any experience with this? Is there anything else I can, or should, do? If it were going to malfunction, would it necessarily malfunction immediately, or might it corrode and stop working later?
I really don't want to call the Mazda stealership and ask them the price on new internals for the key, I'm afraid it's going to be well over $200.