I have a '01 Taurus that gives off a static shock when the ocupunts
exit the car. Don't have any ideas on what it might be, I made sure
both battery terminals were covered. that is the only idea I had... &
its static electricity that is doing it.. the atmosphere has a lot to do
with it occuring sometimes and not other times.. if they have a NAPA ,
national auto parts store or other stores in your area that sell truck
parts then you can go there a buy a braided wires that looks like the
old time battery cables... it attaches to the underside of the car, onto
metal(a good ground on the car) and then just drops to the ground(cement
or blacktop) road.. this will let all the static electricity flow out to
the bottom of the car and will not just run out on the occupants when
they exit the car.....
they have or used to have them on all delivery trucks when i was a
kid... they last a long time, probably the life of the vehicle.....
dont have any idea of what they cost today...
hope this helps.
Hey Jim, Give the seats a spray of lemon pledge. The lemon oil should
stop the static. If not... just drive around nude, thats the sure cure.
Have fun....the straps won't help...the car is already negative.
Here we go with the grounding traps again : ( The issue is charge between
the passangers and the car, NOT the car and the earth! As the passangers,
slide off the seats, a static charge is produced. Hold on to the metal
window frame while getting out to null the charge.
Take a sheet of Bounce, you know the stuff you put in your cloth dryer to
stop static cling, and rub down you car seats. It will eliminate the
static electric charge from building up when you get out of your car.
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