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Old April 26th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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static electricity release antenna

I have an LX and I get a static electricy shock when I get off my car and close the door. I think the EX has a built in static release thing, which my car doesn't have. Does any body know if these aftermarket antennas actually work and release the static electricity so that you don't get shocked, or are they just for looks?

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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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I would think if our cars had that it would be indicated as a sales pitch on literature and such..
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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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i have one ex, and one lx, dont have that problem with either one
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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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prolly the cloth try some static guard?
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Old April 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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I have insane static problems in my solara...damn cloth seats
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Old April 27th, 2005, 07:20 AM   #6
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I would think if our cars had that it would be indicated as a sales pitch on literature and such..
Well then what is that little rectangular thing located on the rear of the roof? My car (LX) doesn't have it and it is a 2004, but the EX model does have it.

I guess leather seats would help prevent static electricity.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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Well then what is that little rectangular thing located on the rear of the roof? My car (LX) doesn't have it and it is a 2004, but the EX model does have it.
The XM radio antenna.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 07:33 AM   #8
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That is satellite antenna, EX model comes with XM receiver.




and this just an antenna for regular radio



Suggestion
when you about to get out car, before you put your foot on ground grab metal part of car with your hand. this way you will release static charge to ground without been zapped.

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Old February 8th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #9
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i was going to post about this, but found this thread with search.


i have an lx v6 coupe and i get shocked damn near every time i get out of the car. is it really from the cloth seats, or is there a short/bad ground or something going on?

i hate it, every time when i get out and touch the door to shut it.....zap.

what can be done?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #10
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i have an ex.. fully loaded.... i got shocked (static electricity) twice within this last week.....

maybe try the aftermarket antenna thingy
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Old February 8th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #11
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try the following, copper wire. tie it to the chassis of the car. have it trail on the ground.

that will ground the car of any charge built up.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #12
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OR. Touch the metal on the door before you put your foot on the ground
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ive experienced this to and put a towel on my seat and it works. a little ghetto but it works
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Old February 8th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #14
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i get shock everytime. i kick the door to close it or bang my ass on the door.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #15
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My EX shocks me just about every day. I'll just start hip checking the door!
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Old February 8th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #16
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How about try different shoes / sandals see if it makes a difference.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #17
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LMAO this is funny.

static electricity builds up on YOU, not the car, as a result of your clothing rubbing against the cloth seats. once you have this electric potential build up on you, the first moment your skin "sees" another sink for the charge to move towards, it will jump in that direction.

two options here:
(1) ground yourself WHILE you are getting out of the seat. (ie. touch something metal while u climb out) this will prevent the storage of excess charge in your body.

(2) after you get out, ground yourself in a way such that it causes little discomfort. i usually pick this route, by using the BACK of my hand to ground myself. the back of your hand has fewer nerve ending than your finger tips, and will thus hurt less.

(3) the antenna is bull****.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:16 PM   #18
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OR. Touch the metal on the door before you put your foot on the ground
Yup. Very dry here in AZ and I get the crap shocked out of me all the time. I place my hand frimly on the door jamb as I get out. I can often feel just a little tinlge going out my shoes but that's it. When I forget to do this...ZAP!! DAMN!!


I also agree that this anti-stat antenna is bogus. Though I did have some luck with anti-stat spray applied to the carpet.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #19
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i had that same problem on my 91 accord ex, which had cloth seats - only in the summertime though. the cloth seats build up so much discharge in the summer that i'm literally shocked every time i shut the door. i have no cloth inside my 99 4runner or 06 accord, so it hasn't happened since.
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OR. Touch the metal on the door before you put your foot on the ground

haha i do that man i still get static even tho i have leather...only happens when the air is super dry and my skin looks like the desert and my lips start to bleed =/ as a matter of fact when i get out of my car my jacket is like stuck to me hahah
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Old February 8th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #21
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i have cloth in my 6th gen LX, and ive never had this problem. ive had it with my moms car tho, shes got a 2000 camry ce, she gets it herself from her car too, haha, but yea, anyone try the static gaurd thing yet? maybe just spraying it thru the car would help, then spray some kinda of air freshener to make it smell better, cuz that static stuff stinks....imo. when i was in elementry school, i remember i used to drag my feet on the carpet in school and shock people that way, so maybe spray some static gaurd on the floor of the car? just a thought.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #22
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basically if its dry out there it'll shock you that much more

Try spraying the cloth interior with febreeze it will get things a little damp and make your car smell nice

Yeah.. wearing jackets that are made from polyester doesn't seem to help the matter -_-'
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Old February 9th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #23
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Yes...I hate the freaking shock...I know it is coming and it is just the most annoying thing. Kind of like pissing on an electric fence ;-) I thought it was becasue I switched all my dome and door interior lights to LED's and thought I might of disrupted the electical system. Going to have to remember to ground myself as I get out and see if that works. OR maybe some antistatic spray that they sell in the detergent and fabric softner section, but then I lose that "thank you dirve through french fry smell".
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