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    Ok i think i figured it out, when i put in my amp i didn't secure it with a grommet because i couldn't find a hole to put the grommet in. So i just snaked it next to the big grommet on the passenger side behind the down pipe. Apparently it ate through the rubber siding and exposed it to the firewall. So i took out the wire and wrapped it in a crap load of electrical tape and it fixed the problem. Now i only have the normal static where i can hear it but i can't feel it twinge all the way up my arm. I guess the original little static shock made it able to gather the electrons near the site for a monster shock.

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    LOL..dude...you were getting shocked by the capacitors discharging from your amps into the frame. When you mentiouned about your fingers going numb and feeling it up to your elbows....major clue. Glad you found the ground source though. Might want to monitor your battery though. I can't figure out how the improper ground was responsible for a charge build up around your area. Just doesn't seem likely. More likely was that the entire car built up an opposite polarity charge that you were isolated from while sitting in your seat. As soon as you touched something inside...ZAP.

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    yea i thought i may have been the cause because i know what 12volts feels like that it take a crap load more to jump 2 inches than 12 volts, also my amps been wigging out, dropping power in and out.

    I thought it was a grounding problem because even if the whole car was building up a charge the ground should have been able to handle it.
    Last edited by Knome; 01-19-2007 at 11:53 AM.

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    For the common static shocks there's this, a costly and difficult way to accomplish something easy:
    http://www.northursalia.com/modifica...ic/static.html
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