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Old 03-04-2004, 10:53 PM   #31
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i have not been zapped yet...but if i do i will be pissed an probably kick the car next to mine cause i don't wanna hurt my baby
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:56 PM   #32
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the only time my focus every shocked me was when we took our ride in the median (but i guess that could more easily be considered "scared" then "shocked")

i have never had this problem. i have cloth seats and use the cheap wally world drier sheets.
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:59 PM   #33
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lol
the last time i was shocked was by my friend, so i punched him....but i actually never have been shocked my my car thankfully.....cloth seats all the way...
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Old 03-17-2004, 07:12 AM   #34
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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!!!
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:32 AM   #35
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I've been shocked from day one while owning my Focus.
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:42 AM   #36
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get leather recaros /drool...cept when ya put leather cleaner on them, maguires makes some damn slippy cleaners hehe
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Old 03-17-2004, 11:29 AM   #37
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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).
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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..
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Old 03-17-2004, 02:51 PM   #39
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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
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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!
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