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Electric Shocks

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cjp2k, May 27, 2007.

  1. cjp2k

    cjp2k Member

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    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?

    Also I dont have any problems with the fabia vRS
     
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  3. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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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!
     
  4. Boydie

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    I get the odd ones but nothing that takes me by surprise!
     
  5. RobinA3

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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
     
  7. Amchlolor

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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.
     
  8. Shades

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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!!
     
  9. alanjonesbath

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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.
     
  10. neil.c

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    Perhaps you need to try different trousers or shoes ;)
     
  11. Amchlolor

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    True,I do get more shocks if I wear a particular pair of shoes.
    I enjoy thumping the car though.
     
  12. SamDude

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    I get a static shock everytime I touch the door. In every car I get out of...
     
  13. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
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    the amount of static build up on your car can depend upon the weather.
     
  14. gg9485

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    Same for me
     
  15. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    ;-)

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