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Machell
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Ok I made my first mod :lol I got a new gas and brake pedal. I got the brake on but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the metal pin out of the old gas pedal to put the new one on, I know someone else has done this. any advice? :seeya
 

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wildcat66 said:
Ok I made my first mod :lol I got a new gas and brake pedal. I got the brake on but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the metal pin out of the old gas pedal to put the new one on, I know someone else has done this. any advice? :seeya
You may have bent the pin with that lead foot :lol :lol
 

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Hey, Wildcat

You get a freeby on this - I did it all wrong!!!!! - so you gain from my experience. The good part is once you get through this, the pedals are really cool. Did mine in August, so I'm straining with my slipping mind to remember it all.

The pin is hardened steel, and pressed in place. There is no way it is coming out willingly.

I skipped step 1 (remove pedal), and went straight for the Dremel when I realized I really didn't want to remove the pedal. That didn't help - thoroughly trashed the cheap plastic pedal cutting it up, but the damned pin still wouldn't budge, even after I cut half of it off. wearing out a couple of $5.00 dremel cut-off wheels, and used a bicycle chain pin remover to try to pop it out. It broke, so I still had to get the pedal out of the truck.

Step one is to remove the pedal from its mount - I think it's only 3 bolts, but they are a weird metric size, and extremely uncooperative. It's somewhere in the 7/16 to 1/2" size, but if I remember correctly, neither would work, and I had to dig out the metric sockets. Not much room to work, and you may need to go with a metric wrench - all while you're standing on your head with your butt hanging between the seat and the door. It helps if you can scratch your knees while standing - arms of an Orangutang would help. Oh yeah - don't push against the plastic seat lower panel - I broke mine while doing the contortionist thing. :mad

Once you get the pedal loosened or off, the electrical connector needs to come off. I can't give you exact directions, but I remember having to carefully pull out some small locking mechanism before the connector would come apart. I would suggest not breaking it - nothing good will come of that.

The next part is easy. Drill a small (1/4") hole in a block of wood, get a hammer and a nail set type of punch, line up the pedal so the pin is over the hole and with one or two solid raps, the pin will pop out. Slip on the new pedal, and reverse the process.

If you decide to accept this mission and something goes wrong, I will disavow any knowlege. This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.

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WOW! Well Houtex the pin is bent :lol it bends and slips over the shaft with a hook on the end, that was the only part I could get off. Getting the pin out has become the issue and since like Flash said not much head and arm room under there. I will take a look with a mirror tomorrow and after that I will resolve to the Girl in distress mode and ask some nice guy to help me out , I am shameless. :lol :lol It is a good thing I started out with and easy mod. Can you imagine? Happy Cruisin'
 

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wildcat66 said:
WOW! Well Houtex the pin is bent :lol it bends and slips over the shaft with a hook on the end, that was the only part I could get off. Getting the pin out has become the issue and since like Flash said not much head and arm room under there. I will take a look with a mirror tomorrow and after that I will resolve to the Girl in distress mode and ask some nice guy to help me out , I am shameless. :lol :lol It is a good thing I started out with and easy mod. Can you imagine? Happy Cruisin'

Hey Wildcat...in SSRland there is no such thing as a "Girl in distress"! We are "Family"! When one is in distress, we're ALL in distress!
 

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:lol thats a good one..... Flash is right on, the whole arm needs to come off, then you can work on it a lot easier. took about 30 minutes for the dealer to take it back for me and have a mechanic put it on. The mechanic had already changed one and learned the hard way on it so mine was a breeze for him. The pin is machined in so getting it out with damaging the original pedal may be difficult. I now have a slighty damaged original pedal but it is on the underside so it is still usable. Oh by the way the girl in distress thing worked well, they put it on for Free. :party
 
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