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    Whenever I get into the car and turn it on, then get out and touch the body, I get a nice big shock. This is whether the computer is running or not. Is this a common problem and is there a common fix?

  • #2
    I have the same problem with my parents car


    I have NO idea whats causing it.. or.. well.. my parents car has carpeting on the floors inside the car. Mine does not... maybe friction is charging us up ?

    it really sucks *hehe*


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    • #3
      We've had this one on a crx forum Im on, and a lot of people put it down to the tyres on the car. I used to get a shock off my crx with P6000's fitted, now have A539's and no shocks any more.

      Dave

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      • #4
        I get shocks in my S-10 as well, but I don't think it has anything to do with a carputer, since I don't have one. It's happened to me in lots of cars I've driven. I actually think it has to do with my shoes rubbing the carpets in the truck, then grounding when I get out.

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        • #5
          funny thing is... in my car... it makes a difference what shoes i'm wearing... if i wear my SAO boots, no shock, my nike xtrainers, no shock, my adidas, i get shocked.... why/how? i have no idea
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          • #6
            It's called static, deal
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            • #7
              Probably has something to do with the material the shoe's soles are made up of.

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              • #8
                Damn this almost freak me out... I had both the waterflow and this thread in a Swedish motorforum recently

                if you hold into your car's frame while getting out, you get small shocks instead of one large like when you close the door.

                to prevent the problem, you could use the key to discharge yourself before closing the door(when standing outside).
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                • #9
                  I saw a report on the news a few months back about people blowing up at gas stations because of static...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PatO
                    I saw a report on the news a few months back about people blowing up at gas stations because of static...
                    whatever

                    Wait, were they filling portable conatiners ? If so, I wthdraw my whatever
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                    • #11
                      in auto, my teacher had that prob with his truck, so what he does is as your getting out, have your keys in your hand, touch one end of the key, and touch the other end to a bare piece of metal, releases the static, no shock to you :-)

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                      • #12
                        I'd think it'd be a bad earth/ground from the car to the actual ground from the tires if its a sizable shock, otherwise id think just normal static. You could try getting those fugly dragging ground strips that provide a "better" ground .
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                        • #13
                          What kind of car is it? My parents have had a few Hondas, and the Hondas always would shock you upon getting out of the car. I always chalked it up to the type of material they use for seat covering or carpeting (b/c you are sliding across it getting out of the car). I have never seen another brand of automobile suffer from this as bad as Hondas.

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                          • #14
                            It also depends on what material your cloths are made of.

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                            • #15
                              Its my shoes. Every car I get out of I get shocked. I've learned to transfer the energy with the tips of my fingers to hurt less.
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