Electrical & Lights Static - Ouch!

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  1. minesaredwine Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    My 09 silver CR-V (i have had it a couple of months) is 'shocking' myself and others to the point we get tingling fingers for a minute or so afterwards . Dealership have had it back & checked all earth points everything is fine. So why dosen't our other white 12 plate CR-V do the same. Dealership tell me it's the paint colour. Anyone any ideas? :Aghast:
     
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  3. Robbie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    It's normally caused by friction of materials. You haven't got leather seats in your Accord, and the material is rubbing against your clothing producing static electricity. When you step out of the car and get hold of the door handle, the electricity dissipates and shocks you. The CR-V either has leather seats or a different material that doesn't produce static so easily. It might also be static is unable to build up because it is leaking away from your clothes somehow whilst you are seated in the CR-V. I used to have this with my Omega in very dry weather. You could hear the crack when my hand touched the door handle.
     
  4. minesaredwine Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I will take advantage of my full window tint - test drive a nude trip to Sainsburys tomorrow !
     
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    LOL Nudist alert :Wassat:
     
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  7. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Static shocks is something I tend to suffer from ,mainly in the summer months (remember those warm days we used to get?)
    If my car is dirty, which to be fair is not very often, I get less shocks. If it is the materials worn by the driver/ passenger rubbing on the seat material you would have thought that you would still get shocks. Mind you I suppose they would contain more moisture in the damp weather and so would be lubricated rather than dry and less likely to create the static?
    A computer specialist I know suggested that one way static is produced is by dry dust passing over the body of the car, the cleaner the car the more the dust would react and the greater charge would be generated. When the car stops and you get out you take this charge down to earth( with a crack!!!)
    All I know is that it hurts !
    Thinking about, since Having all leather trim I don't recall getting a shock.
    Mike c
     
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