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#1 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 02:43 PM
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ever since I've started using the heater in my '01 civic I've gotten a static shock when I touch my car when I get out. It happens every time, even if I open a window or something. It's not thaaat painful but its pretty annoying to get sohcked every time you touch your car.

I asked my dad and he said that he thinks the cleaner I use on my dash absorbs so much moisture that the air becomes too try, and I get shocked. Has this ever happened to anyone?
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That's Honda's way of saying "Sell me and get a bimmer!"



Honestly though that doesn't really make sense. The car is on rubber tires, so it's not grounded... maybe your negative terminal of your battery is loose or something.
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It kills me. I'm from one of those rich NY suburbs and so many of my friends have bimmers, ahhh I wish I had one so badly. Especially since the honda hasn't given me any maintenance trouble since I got it.. so I feel like I'm invincible, and if I had gotten a bimmer my life would only be that much better.. sounds stupid, but I want one so badly.

Honda is the biggest macarena of a car company ever. I posted on a honda message board the same question and these are hte replies:

I get shocked almost everytime I get out of the car.

Grab the metal latch that's behind you if you were to get out of your car. Hold onto it until your whole body has left the car and you should be safe.

its the fabric on the OEM seats. I got that too everytime, sometimes you could see a blue lightning bolt! When i got my recaro, the problem went away. havnt gotten shocked since. You can try some static guard stuff, it works for about a week.

use to always happen to me when i first got my car. it stopped after 3 yrs owning the car. it would only happen on sunny days. i use to hit the door kind of fast with my hand so i wouldnt feel it as much

They say money doesn't buy happiness but I bet I'd be happier with a car that didn't shock me..
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snowjob - I had a VW Golf that always used to shock me when I was wearing certain shoes!

It;s the build up of static from what you are wearing when you are rubbing around in your seat - when you get out of the car you discharge yourself even though the tyres are rubber because your shoe soles aren't - i.e you suddenly ground yourself when you step out

Try buying the anti-shock strips that hang under your car - this will stop it (if it bothers you that much)

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This is exactly the sort of thing that makes me wish I had gotten an older nicer car. I had looked a lot at E36s and high mileage E46s when I went shopping for a car this summer, but I knew that I needed something that would last a long time.

Unfortunately, this is the consequence. I know the grass is always greener on the other side, and the fact that I love BMWs and many friends have them influences me, but still. Even my old '91 Accord didn't shock me.

It's so tempting to juts sell my car right now, I could easily get $12k for it, and buy a nice E36! Ahhhhh! And I know it's stupid that a high school senior is whining about not having a BMW and I understandt hat I'm fortunate to have a car at all, but I hate the new Bangle designs and I'm probably going to go into medicine so I'm not gonna have enough money to get a bmw for like 20 more years
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My Taurus did that from the day I bought it, til the day I sold it. I eventually just wore Wolverine SD boots and the shock never happened again. If I wasn't wearing those, though... OUCH!

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