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Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:52 pm

Good afternoon gents. I will shortly be soundproofing the entire van including the cab. I’m not sure/confident about removing the accelerator pedal. I can’t see much information on here apart from one post where the photos won’t open.
Apart from the torx bolt, and, I’ve read, 2 clips at the bottom, is there anything else I need to be aware of? I don’t want to break anything!
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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by Doc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:06 pm

The wiring plug is a bit difficult to remove but I've always had a ballache with the two clips at the bottom. One pushes back to release, one moves to the side.
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Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:09 pm

Thanks for the reply Doc. I presume it’s a plug with a locking tab on? Yes they can be a bit fiddly in my experience. I’ll go easy with the clips.
I assume that unplugging it and refitting it with the ignition off will not cause any fault codes ?


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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by Doc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:15 pm

Nah, there won't be any fault codes from unplugging it. The wiring plug release tab pushes down and you have to pull the plug up, just don't force it.
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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:17 pm

Cheers for the advice mate. I’ll be as careful as possible.


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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by ViralEye » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:04 pm

I had the exact same issue earlier today when o was trying to get it off do I can get the carpet out.... I admitted defeat in the end

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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by Barbel330 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:30 pm

The problem with removing it is, you need to have a look at the clips which hold it to the floor because you can’t see which way they slide off from. As Doc says, each clip goes a different way. If you can find a picture of the clips somewhere then it’ll become a lot easier to understand how it unclips. I snapped the clips when I fitted Touran carpets but it didn’t make any difference as I was replacing it with a golf gti alloy type pedal.
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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:35 pm

Cheers for that mate. I’ll have about and see what I can find


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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:44 pm

Having just spoke to ViralEye, he managed to remove his carpet without removing the pedal. I’ll give that a go first and hopefully save myself an awkward job!


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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by Bionicman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Removed mine a few years ago and I used two thin long screwdrivers which did not cause to much hassle. It is a case of getting them at the right angle into the tabs and a little gentle persuasion should remove it. VW have a special tool (T10240) to do this but not sure you can purchase one. Have seen picture of it though and it looks like it could be made quite easily.

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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by stan-the-man » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:05 pm

You can get a tool for it at VW. Think it’s was €10.00 or so but that was around 3 years ago. It inserts into slots at the base and releases them. Like a tool I broke my pedal trying to use random tools Image, then I got myself the tool.Image

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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by ViralEye » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:06 pm

That's good to know as I'd like to eventually get nice pedals and don't want to go through all this again

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Re: Tips for removing accelerator pedal

Post by the swan fiend » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:14 pm

Well I managed to get the pedal loose today. Instead of undoing the 2 clips, I undid the small mounting plate held down by the 2 10mm nuts. I then rested it on the brake and clutch pedal. That’ll give me enough working room for now


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