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Old 24 Oct 2004, 11:30 pm
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First time logged on site. Just picked up GT 03. Every time I get out and shut the door I get shocked! I've heard of the refueling bit but this is really ridiculous, every time. The cruiser is a midnight blue and the interior is black. does anyone have any ideas about getting rid of the static?

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Old 25 Oct 2004, 05:56 am
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SPRAY A LITTLE FABRIC SOFTENER ON THE SEATS.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 08:09 am
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Welcome, Bluzcruz.
Usually that's a winter problem when humidity is way low. Truckers dangle a chain down from the frame for that reason. The fabric softener or "cling free" should help a lot.
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Welcome Bluzcruz,
My wife told me they have anti-static sprays you can buy. The name is Static Guard, Kmart sells it.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 09:19 am
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it is possible that you could have a short somewhere. Are the shocks consistent strength or do they vary in strength?
get a ground strap and see if it helps. it is a rubber strip that goes under the car and touches the ground. The old cars used to have them hanging off the rear bumper.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 08:47 pm
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Welcome bluzcruz, all of the above ideas are great ones.
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 10:48 pm
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it is possible that you could have a short somewhere. Are the shocks consistent strength or do they vary in strength?
get a ground strap and see if it helps. it is a rubber strip that goes under the car and touches the ground. The old cars used to have them hanging off the rear bumper.
It will be worse if you have a cloth interior, I used to get shocked horribly in the winter when the winds would kick up.. [:0]

Static Guard on the seats help, but the ground strap will work better.. The static guard wears off..
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Old 27 Oct 2004, 02:01 am
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I have read stories and seen them on television about folks getting back into their cars when refueling. then going back to the fuel nozzle touching it and creating a spark igniting the gas vapors.
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Old 27 Oct 2004, 12:22 pm
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Welcome to the forum.

I have the same problem when my girlfriend rides with me, she complains about getting shocked from the door. Yet I never do.

I would try the fabric softner.
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