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ZAPP... Static Shock Hurts!!!

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:49 PM
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ZAPP... Static Shock Hurts!!!

Might just be me and my car, but every time I exit the car and put my hand on the door to close it I get shocked. It's not the little shocks either, it's a pretty painful popping shock, lol. I've heard that, to avoid it, you can put your hand on the A-Pillar when you exit (or something like that), but it doesn't work. I've resorted to not touching the car with my arms at all and pushing the door closed with my butt because it hurts less in that area.

Is this happening to anybody else? It started happening a few months ago, so maybe it has something to do with the Winter time, although it's 80 degrees here now in SD.
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:54 PM
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Happens to me every time on my fit and my Fiances 08 civc
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:55 PM
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Yep not just a lil pop ,thinking about spraying my seats with static guard
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:55 PM
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Not just you man. I keep getting shocked too. I almost never want to touch my door to close it. My friends used to ask me what i kept complaining about, until they started hearing the shocks and realizing what was going on. But they never get shocked...
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:01 PM
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I usually use my elbow now since its cold here and wear long sleeves every day
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:18 PM
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A lot of Hondas do that in the low humidity of winter, mine too. My Subaru doesn't.

Sux.
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Fit_Dr View Post
A lot of Hondas do that in the low humidity of winter, mine too. My Subaru doesn't.

Sux.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:38 PM
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yeah it did it all last month.
to the point where i could actually see the little bit of electricity.
painful
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:43 PM
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The car is electric!

Shockingly good!
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:36 PM
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Good. At least I'm not the only one. Seems like only the driver gets it. My passengers never feel my pain.
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:37 PM
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I had this problem until I got some waterproof neoprene seat covers.
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:40 PM
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Has never happened to me. IDK....
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:01 PM
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That only happens whenever my leg slides against the seat cushion before I get out. My suggestion: Make sure you don't slide in the seat as you get out.
 
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its the crazy weather we are experiencing in CA. Low humidity and higher temps plus the friction from rubbing against the fabric of seats will cause some static buildup in you. all that static has to discharge somewhere..
When getting out, I either get shocked in the back of the calves from the side skirt, or touching the side to get out. I slap the car so the slap cancels out the shock pain i receive lol

A previous thread had this topic, I think someone posted if you can put your feet on the ground before you leave your seat, most of your static goes to the earth and there will be less static.. sounds possible, I hate getting shocked and havent mustered up guts to do it myself, I'll stick to using my hips to close the door lol
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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it used to happen to me all the time too!
it helps if you keep your hand on the door sill as you step out. sometimes, if my fingers are spread apart by just the right amount, i still get shocked and you actually see electricity jumping between my spaced fingers... sucks
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:26 PM
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Yesterday I saw some JDM Honda static things you put in the door pockets. I'll see if I can find them.

Here ya go:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-H...Q5fAccessories
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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yea, this topic was covered like a year ago, the general consensus was that it was the fault of the fabric used to upholster the seats. ever since i put my recaros in, getting shocked is a thing of the past for me.
 
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wow that costs alot!

i found this static discharge keychain for $15.
Gadgets: Discharge Keychain Keeps Static Demons Away

i think i saw one at fry's before this whole static craze
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:48 PM
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Yes me to it really does hurt. But i found a trick that works. Don't clean the car!! I have not clean my car in about 3 weeks. Been busy with work, school and the holidays. Has not done it sience. But i am cleaning it this weekend i hope
 
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:28 PM
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