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Problem fitting RS4 pedals

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Codestud, Sep 19, 2009.

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    [Sep 19, 2009]
    I bought some RS4 pedals from eBay to swap with the dull rubber standard ones on my A4 S-Line - and have been led to believe it's an easy swap.

    Oh no it bloody is not.

    I've tried following the instructions given and the rubber backing is nightmarishly difficult to wrap on to the pedal.

    I've only barely managed to get one of the existing rubber pads off! Never mind get any of the new ones on (except for the dead pedal - which is easy because it just screws in).

    If anyone else has done this mod, can someone tell me what the secret is? I've also tried heating the rubber with a hairdryer but it doesn't really make it any easier. Obviously I'm doing something wrong.

    Failing this, if you genuinely think you can help - I'd actually be happy to pay anyone of good standing on this forum for the petrol + time for you to visit me to help me out on this one.

    Please PM.

    Thanks
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    I did this 2 weeks ago and it was a nightmare! My fingers were sore for hours after.

    I really fought hard to get the old ones off. Try peeling one side then slot a screwdriver under one side and then try to peel it off that way.

    When putting the new ones on, make sure you soak them in boiling water for a while to sofften the rubber up and it will be easier to slip them on.

    Good luck!
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    BOILING water!!! me thinks not, hot yes but i wouldnt do the boiling bit, it may deform the rubber like speedys brain lol
    i struggled a bit but got there in the end, where abouts are you, if your close enough, i dont mind meeting up and popping them on for you mate.
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    That's what I stuck mine in! Rubber seems fine but if your worried then let it cool down for a short while.
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    Boiling Water!!! :w00t:

    Thats's the trick I was looking for! I've now got two of them on.

    Thanks very much for that, mate!

    Will post back when they are all on so you can see the results.

    Must admit, cooking pedals on my hob is the weirdest thing I've done for a while, LOL. Had the nice by-product of cleaning them, too!
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    lmfao, picturing the cooker with pedal covers in a pan, lol
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    [Sep 19, 2009]
    Ovens and car parts are very compatible :)

    [​IMG]
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    That's exactly what I was picturing. If only you had taken a pic.

    Glad it helped.
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    I'd like to see the pics from the 1st 2 attempts at not melting them,lol, :undwech:
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    Lol:laugh::laugh:
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    [Sep 20, 2009]
    Well this morning I put the clutch on! Here it is in the pan!

    [​IMG]

    Interesting thing about the clutch is that, unlike the other two pedals (which are metal underneath) the backing is actually plastic - I was a bit worried about breaking it but it was OK in the end.

    It was also the most difficult to do - had to go back and reheat it about 3 times until it finally went on.

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    Having now done it - can't say it's an experience I want to repeat.. a lot of gnashing of teeth and it drew blood on my hands as well!

    End result looks good though - used to have pedals like this on my previous car so I wanted to have them again.

    Thanks again all!
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    you might find them easier with a pinch of salt and stir whilst bringing to the boil.:)
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    And who said it wasn't good to boil them!
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    i doubt it got to boiling point mate, well i wouldnt anyway, theres no need, just need to supple them up a bit.
    if you get them to boiling, by the time the metal had cooled down enough to touch, the rubber would have been cooled to much.

    any time you feel the need to question my advise on this matter speedy, ring me like you did when you were fitting yours, ENOUGH SAID !! lol
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    Where did you get your pedals mate and how much did you pay?
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    i had my centre caps in the oven when i refurbed my wheels a few months back and my girlfriend went to get in the bath and my front grill was in there soaking one day too she regularly find something that should really be on the car or at least in the garage. makes it fun for them
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    From this shop on eBay (http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Tuning-Fanatics-Shop__W0QQ_armrsZ1).

    They are based in Germany. The set weren't cheap, around £100 or so. Obviously it's up to the individual as to whether you think they are worth it or not - personally I prefer the OEM look.
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    lmfao, good one

    Touche
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    Yeah i have him on my favourite sellers list, has some good stuff including s4 mirrors but not sure what the quality is like as they are obviously just copies.
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    I had TT pedals on my A3 & they were much easier to fit than the RS4 ones on the A4... A bowl of hot water & some elbow grease does the trick though, as everyone's found out!

    I didn't bother with the footrest though as it was nearly £100 more when I bought my RS4 pedals.
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    Are these the right part numbers for the Pedals and Footrest? Well except the accelerator one, I don't have that part number.

    Clutch Cover - 8E1 721 647
    Brake Cover - 8E2 721 989
    Accelerator pedal - 8E2 *** ***
    Dead pedal - 8E2 864 777 B 4P
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    [Dec 3, 2009]
    I found a hair dryer worked well to get the old ones off. Needed to be careful heating the new metal ones up though, they can get a little hot.
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