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I've noticed that my Odyssey builds up a lot of static electricity while driving. I've received my fair share of little static shocks whenever I get out of the Oddy and then close the drivers door. Basically, I'm grounding the Oddy with my body and receiving a SHOCK.. This is understandable since the Oddy pushes a lot of air and likewise causes the friction. Does anyone know of any tricks or tools that I could use in order to avoid the SHOCK?

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I've heard that a dryer seat on top of the "butt" cusion will help. Also holding onto something metal (like the door frame) when getting out really helps.

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I currently have some seat covers on my van and have not been shocked ever since. Maybe you should consider that?

Poodleluvr - couldn't help but notice your little signature quote, is that true? I assume this is post WW2, since we've been to war against Japan and they have McDonalds...Just wondering.
 
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I read that in the back of AutoWeek. It's not my quote, but I thought it was funny. I'm not sure how true it is tho.

I'll try to see if I can find you an answer.

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I read somewhere that you could also take the dryer sheet and rub it all over your seats. I did that last winter (when it is dry and static electricity is greater) and it did improve for awhile.
 

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I am still waiting for my new Odyssey, but this topic caught my eye because I have a 1998 Accord which has the same problem. It bothers me so much that I joked that I was going to sell my car. I remember the black strips that used to hang down from cars as a kid. Were these for discharging static electricity? I might consider it, although I don't think it is the best look in the world.
 

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Carpeted floor mats can be a factor as well, try vinyl mats. Besides colder weather, static electricity is also contigent upon decreased humidity levels.
 

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you can do what I did to get rid of the shocks. I traded in my 2000 for an EX-L


me and my wife hated those shocks.

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Try that Static Cling spray made for clothes. This does work, but requires re-application.

I shiffle my left foot and move around in the seat which generates more static electricity. (It is same as shuffling you feet on carpet)

The other ideas of seat covers will work fine, I like to stock seat look.

Hope this helps!
 
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