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Shocking...

Is anyone else getting shocked when they get out of their truck?? What the hell causes that?
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well yea, but i mean...is there anything that can be done to stop it?
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Its the cold and low humidity
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I notice this too! lol.
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ah...read on the trailblazer (please dont stone me) forums, that it might be caused by sliding on the seat when you exit..
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If you use fabric softener you will create less static electricity.
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I killed 10 cell phones due to static shocks, new phone's all different makes and models acting all crazy my 11th is good!
He's a web page~
http://www.static-sol.com/articles/static_shocks.htm
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it'll make your truck smell good too...
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Simple static electricity! You build up a charge by moving back and forth across the seat when driving and your body stores this charge. Also, it is heightened by the cold and low humidity, as Ant said. When you get out, your body releases the charge and you get zapped. It's like shuffling across a room with **** carpet in wool socks and touching a doorknob. Fun, huh?
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ive never had an issue????
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it's always been a problem for me....sucks..
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To avoid shocks when getting out of the car -

HOLD the metal door frame before you get out

KEEP HOLDING as you get out, until you are fully out of the car.

It's easy with practice!
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Rubber floor mats?
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Rubber floor mats?
got some...doesnt make a difference..
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how are you going to hold it while the door is closed?
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To avoid shocks when getting out of the car -

HOLD the metal door frame before you get out

KEEP HOLDING as you get out, until you are fully out of the car.

It's easy with practice!
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edited for the slow folks

To avoid shocks when getting out of the car -

OPEN THE DOOR AND HOLD the metal door frame (any part)before put you feet on the ground.

KEEP HOLDING as you get out, until you are fully out of the car.
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Thanks from us slow folks....
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Thanks from us slow folks....

LOL you're is welcome
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This thread reminds me of the fun/stupid stuff we used to do with the Vandergraph Generator back in the Electro-Mech shop at my highschool....
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Ahhh...the good old days huh?
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Yeah....multiple fires, arrests, and plenty of burns, cuts, and bruises....
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What did you do after prom? lol
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eh....not gonna go there.
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<- Works real good too
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