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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

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Location: Bristol

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Posted:Every time I get out of my car and touch the door to shut it, I get an electric shock. I wouldn't mind but they hurt! Anyone have any ideas of how I can stop it happening??

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:use some laundry softner sheets on your seat maybe...

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:yes smile

put your hand on the door BEFORE getting out. Keep it on the door when getting out. That way, when your foot touches the ground, you're already connecting to the car and earthing it, and you won't feel it!

Advice from my driving school teacher that is automatic behaviour for me now, and I haven't had a shock off the car in 8 years biggrin


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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

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Posted:Oh that's fab Birgit, thanks. I thought would must know a trick to stop it smile

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:Firstly its a charge that you have built up in your own body most likely by walking around, its unlikely to be your car, as you walk around your body builds up a charge by frictionfrom your shoesor dclothes on your body, that charge needs to be released and so when you come into contact with your car it is released ina static shock which hurts, it hurts more with tips of your fingers, so if you cant ways to stop the charge, release it ina less painful way. try touching your car with the back of your hand first, taht'll hurt less. Have you recently changed shoes? some soles on shoes build up charge easier, or changed the carpet in your house?

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Posted:len.............. you can get strips to fit t your car that earth it so you don't get static shocks, sounds like you have a bad earth on your car and possibly a loose wire



pay a visit to halfords, or stop playing with your toaster in the bath ubblol


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Auckland

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Posted:Buy better shoes...with leather soles... But Birgits idea sound sthe best...

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

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Posted:Dont use you breast to discharge it wink

You can get those little rubber strips that hang down for your car. Grab the car firmly is less painful too.


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


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Posted:Have you tried running from the car as quickly as possible when getting out?

umm


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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 784
Posted:It has to be me rather than the car- it happened with my last two cars as well. No new carpets/shoes. Do you think it has anything to do with the weather?

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Have you tried running from the car as quickly as possible when getting out?

umm



And I would shut/lock the door + get the kids out........with a long stick? You may have a solution there Ucof wink


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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

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Posted:*imagines batting the kids out of the car with a stick*

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


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Posted: Written by: MissCorinthian

And I would shut/lock the door + get the kids out



With remote control central locking and a megaphone biggrin


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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 784
Posted:Aah- but you are (wrongly) assuming my lovely children do as they're told. I have a built in megaphone anyway, or so I'm told. A stick would work better. A nice pointy one.

Well, I have been forgetting to keep my hand on the door today, but no shocks confused


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Well, the car has figured out that you have IT figured out so it's decided to be nice because it can't win anyways.

That is until it turns into this car from the horror stories that bites your leg while you're driving and uses your blood as fuel. Electric shocks were just the testing phase! Bwahahahahaha!

redface got carried away there, sorry! I need to go out more.


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Firetramp

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Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:Get a bicycle biggrin

No, sorry. I always get shocks in cold weather and not just off cars. Gates, people, the television it's just horrible. I'm just full of energy, that's how I see it devil


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Posted:shocking

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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 784
Posted:Yes how very. I get them from shopping trolleys as well...but only in Sainsbury's confused Good job I rarely go in there.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:i get shocks off Sainsbury's shopping trolleys too, but rarely Tesco's ones. Hmm, that is odd.

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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Location: My House

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Posted:after a while they dont hurt anymore. i used to work in a shop where the shop had airconditioning and the centre it was in had aircon, so the air was completely dry and they had the brilliant idea to put metal handrails on the stairs, and i was the poor guy who had to work upstairs, so every day at least 5 times a day i'd get a mean shock, i got to kinda like it and would do it on purpose in the end, i also got sad when people stole my shocks

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Kln/Bonn-Airport is the worst. They've got this metal floor, it's just unreal! Especially touching the button for the elevator is like medieval punishment, but with electricity wink Well, at least the floor looks nice! tongue

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