Peddle overlay nightmare lol

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  1. MiamiNice

    MiamiNice Senior Hellcat Member

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    Oh my God. Maybe I'm missing something but the brake peddle took me over an hour.
    Absolute beating. I was assuming it would take 5 mins at most. The accelerator peddle done in 10 seconds

    Saw elbows and knees. Finally done using grease and force and an alum wrench.

    Jeez
     

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    I got carpet burn on my elbows and poked a hole in my finger with the screwdriver but I got the damn thing on. It took me about an hour for the brake pedal cover too! My knees and side are sore also. Glad it's done!
     
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    Dang! I'm glad they put mine on during the prep. Sounds like a real hassle!
     
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    The dealer installed them on my car.

    I thought that was part of "dealer prep".
     
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    Mine were still in the box, I picked it up on a Saturday, they told me I could bring it back in on Monday and they would install them. I had a 5 hour trip so elected to go it on my own.
     
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    I've had to do this twice once on my SP and recently on my Hellcat. The dealer "forgot" to put them on both times. It's been the last thing I've noticed both times. I can't stand being at the dealership any longer than I need to be to sign the paperwork so decided to do them myself rather than wait or have to come back. It's a huge PITA.
     
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    My first car had them off. Gas pedal wasn't too bad. What a struggle with the brake! I wound up using soapy water and one of those paint can openers to pry it on. Rug burn to the max and lots of cursing.
     
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    Yep it was same for me. I fought that dang thing for almost 2 hours... Then..... Soak the brake pedal in HOT water!! Slipped right on and took only 1 minute

    USE HOT WATER!! :)
     
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    Markp Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Club Member

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    I tried started swearing freaked out a bit and threw the pedals back in the box. I decided to just let the dealer install them. I went today for service work and totally forgot about them. This thread just reminded me:mad:
     
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    Haha glad I wasn't the only one. Gas pedal was easy but good grief that brake pedal had me cursing. Took me close to an hour, finally did that hot soapy water and got that bastard on. This really should be done at the dealer......wonder if they are any better at doing it or realize it's a pita and that's why so many don't install them.
     
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    As Gixer Jay stated above, soak the pedal cover in HOT water.

    After removing the pedal cover from the HOT water work the corners with your thumbs, stretching the rubber, then put back in the HOT water.

    I did this a couple times and placed a couple small cuts in the corner before installing the cover over the brake pedal and it went on a LOT easier.
     
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    They came in a box when I ordered my 392 back in 2012 and I was never able to get the brake pedal cover on...tried hot water, grease, the works. Thankfully they were installed during dealer prep on my 2016 cat.
     
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    I actually used thick grease, its still in the peddle(lol) but hey its on now. A BEATING for sure
     
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    Best way to install the brake peddle is to make a small slit in all four corners of the back of the peddle with a razor blade.
     
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    I installed one on my 09 and poured boiling hot water in a bucket and let the peddle cover sit in hot water for around 5 min. It was really easy to work with after it was warm-hot. The installation took about 10 minutes to complete. Hopefully, this helps someone in he future.
     

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