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11-16-2012 02:49 PM
1sloho damn...8 year bump..
11-16-2012 02:20 PM
WiscoGTI 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 06:40 AM
NorCaLarry 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 04:42 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 04:09 PM
TryToFocus
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Originally posted by goalkeap
I dont have too much of a problem with the cloth seats shocking me, but every single time my girlfriend gets out of the car it shocks her. It would be nice to find a solution to this so I dont have to hear her wine every single time she gets out of my foci!!!
Hey, I just thought of a simple solution - get your girlfriend to wear leather pants!
03-17-2004 03:51 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 02:30 PM
bszarek001 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 12:29 PM
TryToFocus 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 11:42 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 11:32 AM
soonerman77 I've been shocked from day one while owning my Focus.
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