> OK, I know this is off topic, but....
> The BarcaLounger on Wheels ('86 Ford Crown Vickie) has developed some
> shocking behavioral problems, literally.
> Over the last couple of months (as the weather gets drier), I develop a
> charge of what I assume is static electricity which discharges when I get
> out and put my hand on the door (grounding myself). This occurs whether
> it was a short or long drive (five minutes to an hour or longer), but
> doesn't happen during damp weather.
> I'm a little tired of getting zapped, but have never ran into this
> problem before. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Council Bluffs, Iowa
> '74.5 RB MGB "Miss Maggie"
> '79 Midget "Miss Molly"
> '86 Ford Crown Victoria LTD "BarcaLounger on Wheels"
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My wife's car does this all the time, since day one. Two solutions,
one is it move to a humid climate, but that is a bit drastic. The
second solution and the one I use is to touch the key to the door before
I get out. Works for me, but I think my static comes from the rubbing of
my clothes on the cloth seat.