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12-08-2009, 09:47 PM #1
Why do I get zapped when I get out?
Why do I get zapped when i get out of my truck. It never use too happen?
12-08-2009, 10:28 PM #2
In cooler weather the air can be drier which helps promote static electricity. Also polyester pants or perhaps a nylon windbreaker is another source of the zap! I work around electronics all the time and we go to lengths to prevent static build-up. A small zap can ruin an $8000 circuit card, and that is a big OUCH!
That spark you generate while getting out of the car can be dangerous. Check out these videos:
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This guy was filling a gas can and it almost cost him his life:
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12-08-2009, 10:33 PM #3
do you have any aftermarket subs or eletronics installed??
12-09-2009, 05:52 PM #4
Lol i sure do, and some dome light issues, just wanted to know if they may be connected in any way
12-12-2009, 05:44 PM #5
A quick remedy is to rub your truck seat contact areas with a fresh dryer sheet. It will knock down the static and doesn't hurt to make the interior smell better. There are also anti-static sprays, but I prefer the smell of clean clothes. Winter's a *itch.
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12-12-2009, 06:07 PM #6
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I get shocked ALL THE TIME during the winter here in DFW. It didn't happen growing up becuase I lived in the Northwest with higher moisture content in the air. I just expect it and I ground myself on the car door when I get out virtually all the time when I get out. Just press the outside of my arm against the door and get rid of that static.
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