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    Electric Shocks

    Hi Guys, Does anyone else suffer from electric shocks from their A3s?

    I keep getting quite nasty shocks from the A3 after a drive, only just started really.

    Car is garaged every night.. if that makes a difference

    Anyone else or is it just me?

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    I don't personally but my wife often gets a static shock when she touches the doors. I also say it's her electric personality!
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    I get the odd ones but nothing that takes me by surprise!

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    My GF got one from my A3 yesterday, i gotta say that i have never got one from it.

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    i used to get really bad electric shocks from other cars ive had but never had any from the the two A3s ive had

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    Yes.
    I have got into the habit of 'thumping' the car when I get out though.
    Just a quick thump with the side of my fist to 'earth' me.
    Better that than the helluva jolt you get when you gently touch metal with a finger.

    To be fair,it's probably the car getting it's own back on me for hating it with a passion.
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    I used to get shocked by my ex's Punto all the time, she would just p*ss herself laughing at me! Stupid left hand drive car getting its own back for saying its been built the wrong way round!!

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    I used to get the odd shock on my Ibiza once a well or so, but so far nothing on my A3.
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    Perhaps you need to try different trousers or shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.c
    Perhaps you need to try different trousers or shoes
    True,I do get more shocks if I wear a particular pair of shoes.
    I enjoy thumping the car though.
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    I get a static shock everytime I touch the door. In every car I get out of...
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    the amount of static build up on your car can depend upon the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDude
    I get a static shock everytime I touch the door. In every car I get out of...
    Same for me

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