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    Unhappy Astra electricutes me

    hi

    I have a x reg mk4 hatch with one problem, every time i climb out of the car, and touch any of the metal on the car, i get a static shock, i have some ice fitted, i disconnected
    my subs and amp, and this problem still happens, any one know whats happening??????

    how do i fix it???



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    Funny you should say that,My first Astra was an X reg and i got static shock from it....And it had no ICE so that might not be the cause.

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    There is a static buildup of a small charge of electricity when the car is driven. You can get small tabs that you attach to the rear of the car, and they discharge the buildup by touching on the ground. I used to have this in my old nova. Once I got out with my phone in my hand, and when i got the shock it turned my phone off! Can be unpleasant.

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    Same thing started to happen to me lately as well, new thing. Am putting it down to the weather really, i wear a wolly jumper as well when am out of the office and it doesnt like either.

    Is this a earthing problem

    99 Opel Astra 82.5k on the clock.

    The car is going into Opel in the morning for a service ill ask them about it ok.

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    thank you for your replies


    i'm going to take it to a vauxhall dealer now to find out what the problem is

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    Also, it sounds stupid, but the type of shoe soles seems to have an affect - lol - did in my old car lol
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    Some info on this can be found at this site:
    http://www.iop.org/news/104

    As mentioned earlier you can by a set of these, which should rectify it
    http://www.extremeautoaccessories.co...p?section=1205


    I get the shocks too btw and mines a 2001 reg, dnt think age has much to do with it.



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    Static builds up from air passing over the paint work as you drive along.

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