|11-16-2012 01:49 PM|
|1sloho||damn...8 year bump..|
|11-16-2012 01:20 PM|
I got it all the time for a while the beginning of this spring/summer with my 2001 Focus and then it eventually went away.
And then I sold it. Problem solved.
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|11-16-2012 05:40 AM|
I get some crackly sparks almost evertime I exit the car. I even bought a Gates Static Strap and it did nothing even though I made sure it was grounded to frame and dragged on ground almost 8".
Removed it finally and I just be very careful before I pump gas to ground myself with a metal part on the gas hose.
It happened with and without car seat covers.
|03-17-2004 03:42 PM|
|poisonivory||hahaha thats mad funny, my girlfriend says she gets shocked damn enar every time she gets out of my car. its only happened to me a cpl times. lol Those foci, just so damn electrifying!|
|03-17-2004 03:09 PM|
|03-17-2004 02:51 PM|
|hodgenpodg||I get it but only during the winter (which is right now) and it also depends what im wearing such as a sweatshirt or if im just wearing t-shirt then it usually will not happen|
|03-17-2004 01:30 PM|
haha... Yeah, you never know with Ford.. You're wish may come true about the gas station explosions and recalls..lol..
I have leather on mine and haven't had a problem yet, but EVERY other car I've owned had this problem. It may be the fabric, I'm not sure. I also had a 2001 Cougar and that had leather. I never had a problem getting shocked in that either..hmmmm..
|03-17-2004 11:29 AM|
Here's where being a nerd comes in handy. First of all, the earlier replies that say to grab the metal door frame before getting out are right - this is by far the most practical way to prevent the shock. Keep in mind that you need to grab a metal part of the car BEFORE you break contact with the cause of the static buildup (in my case, it's obviously the cloth seat). Otherwise, you'll still get a shock.
IF YOU'VE ALREADY EXITED THE CAR AND YOU KNOW THE SHOCK IS COMING (and you're a big baby), all you need to do is find a piece of metal on your person (coins, house keys, jewelry, switchblade, etc.) and use it as a sort of reverse lightning rod. I find that a house key works well - I just hold it at one end and touch the other end to the inside of the door. The spark jumps from the end of the key to the car, and I don't feel a thing. You can also use this technique to give somebody a static shock that will be completely painless for YOU, but it won't take long for your victim to learn how to retaliate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't use your ignition key for this! I've used it by mistake several times and haven't had any problems yet, but it's possible to fry that little chip with a static discharge (plus you'll have to be sure not to hold onto the plastic part of the key).
|03-17-2004 10:42 AM|
|~04~SVT~||get leather recaros /drool...cept when ya put leather cleaner on them, maguires makes some damn slippy cleaners hehe|
|03-17-2004 10:32 AM|
|soonerman77||I've been shocked from day one while owning my Focus.|
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