12-25-2010, 02:19 AM
HI out their my name is rick and I'am new to the forum, This is my question, I don't understand why I get a GOOD shock everytime I get out of my 2010 focus I only have it about a month and a half so far everything is real good, Thats the only thing I have a problem with is that damn shock!!!!!!! anyone know what to do about it????? Thanks Rick......
12-25-2010, 02:24 AM
12-25-2010, 10:49 AM
It's ok, my 08 is really bad about it too.
12-25-2010, 11:20 AM
All the cars I drive that have a cloth seat do it. Not much can be done. I started to tap my forearm onthe door once I stepped out before I touch anything else. You could also hold a metal key and hold it close to some metal to discharge without the shock. You get to see a cool electric arc too.
Don't poke the key at the car though like a door knob or fence post n stuff
But I changed to corbeau suede seats and now I have leather it doesn't zap me [:)]
12-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Yup - static shock I've got a real phobia about it. Like already said, just ground yourself on the door frame as you slide out of the seat. It's worse in very dry weather. It's not that something's wrong with your Focus - it's science.
12-25-2010, 02:13 PM
Get a spraybottle mixed with water and some Downy then spray your seats down with it not only will it smell good shock will be gone. Bad thing is static shock can be very bad at the gas pump.
12-25-2010, 02:19 PM
This is why I made it a habit to touch my door everytime I get out of the car
12-25-2010, 02:24 PM
Ugh I hate that, every time I get out my girls zx3 the freaking thing shocks me. It's got me good sometimes. lol, I hate getting shocked by it, I joke around and say to her it must not like, good thing I got the wagon, maybe it will like me more.lol
And welcome buddy.
12-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Thanks for all the info, What I didn't mention was that even if I'am holding the top edge of the door and that black plastic door trim I still get a zap but I guess that's just from slideing out of the seat, I think what I'll try is the downy spray and see if that'll work who knows I just get tired of haveing my hair standing stright up and looking like some wild guy everytime I get out of the car.....Thanks go.army1969 RICK
12-25-2010, 11:28 PM
Posted via FF Mobile Just do this when you get out, take your key and touch the door with it with your fingers touching the metal part of the key. Then close the door. Should work.
12-26-2010, 12:45 AM
The downey is a good solution. Now what I would do is buy a real cheap static wrist strap (electonics stores). Put it around your wrist and clip the other end to ground. If that works, then try it on your ankle. If THAT works, then try it on your pant leg. It may be all you need to do is remove the rubber pads on the pedals and replace with momo (or suitable metal pads) to help drain the charge while you drive. Tricky stuff to ID how to get rid of. You can also try running a extra ground to your seat frame (just use a clippy cord) and see if that does the trick. The paint all that before assy so maybe you got no ground!
12-26-2010, 12:41 PM
Thanks everybody for the quick responce to my question,As far as the car is concerned I just going to leave it stock but the only thing I'am going to do is put a "BRA" on it and try and save the front clip....... by the way are their any MARINES out there????? I was in the corps for 12 years and did three tours in NAM... talk to you guys later......RICK
12-26-2010, 12:55 PM
Hit up the military fanatics section, rick :)
Damn car always used to shock me. Leather seats ftw.