|04-26-2013, 03:28 PM||#1|
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F30 M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals Install DIY
My local dealership was running a parts special for M Performance items, so I picked up a set of the F30 M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals (Automatic). Couldn't find a detailed DIY on the forums, so here we are. Was an easy install taking me less than 45 minutes to complete.
The MSRP for the pedals are $150 and I paid like $116 with discount then taxes. I know that is an absurd amount of money to pay for a set of pedals but it adds a very nice touch to the interior of the car to which this F30 driver feels should have came standard with the Sportline, but I digress.
Okay, so you'll need about an hour and a few tools to complete the task:
- Power Drill (I used an old school corded drill because you have to drill holes into the brake pedal)
- 7mm wrench
- Screw driver with a star pattern bit (I will post a picture of the bit)
- M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals (#35002232278 Auto)
Here is what you get inside the box for the pedal kit:
This is the stock pedal setup in my 328i:
Your first step is to remove the stock rubber brake pedal cover.
And here is the naked brake pedal:
Next find the nuts and bolts included in the pedal kit (3 nuts and 3 bolts) and find a drill that is a little bit larger than the bolt. The bolt needs to slide freely through the brake pedal to thread into the nut on the opposite side. Once you have found the correct drill bit, go ahead and put just the rubber portion of the M pedal on. There is a lip on the inside of this cover that the brake pedal needs to fit under in order for it to line up properly. Once the pedal is aligned, take the drill and make some starter holes on the pedal. The starter holes will allow you to remove the rubber M pedal and continue to drill without ruining the rubber. It takes a little bit of elbow grease and time to get these holes drilled through the carbon steel pedal. This is a picture of two holes finished with one to go to give you a general idea:
After all the holes are drilled, you can put the rubber M pedal cover on and then place the stainless steel part on and thread the bolts through attach the nuts to the other side. As mentioned earlier, the bolts are a STAR PATTERN and NOT PHILLIPS. Here is a picture of the bit I used:
On to the next pedal, go ahead and take the time to clean the stock plastic pedal to ensure good adhesive contact. The M gas pedal has an adhesive backing that has two screws that screw directly into the gas pedal. We just have to drill some small pilot holes for the screws to thread into first. So go ahead and practice putting the M gas pedal on and see how it lines up because I believe once you stick it to the pedal you won't be able to remove it.
Now that you see how it lines up, go ahead and remove the adhesive backing:
Find a drill bit that is slightly SMALLER than the screws provided. If you drill this too big, the screw threads will not grab to the plastic and you have wasted your time. With the correct drill bit selected, go ahead and drill some pilot holes. Once they are drilled, go ahead and use the star pattern screw bit and screw them into the stock gas pedal.
Your completed product should look similar to this:
And here with my rubber floor mats placed back in to complete the look:
Overall, this is a very easy install that if you take your time and be careful should have no issues with. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 in terms of difficulty because of the drilling factor. Again, BMW should have included this in the Sportline and M Sportline but they didn't because their German formulas didn't compute. Good luck.
2012 328i Sport Line - Alpine White / Coral Red :: Premium Package :: Premium Sound Package :: Cold Weather Package :: Xenons
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