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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:47 AM
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Stainless Steel Pedal Kit Installation

I prefer the looks of the BMW Stainless Steel Pedal Kit to the stock pedals and prefer the subtle look as opposed to the aluminum pedal kit.

The Stainless pedal kit is more expensive as it includes a new, full accelerator pedal assembly. You do not need to drill holes either (making lining up the pedals more difficult).

Tools required: T-30 Torx Driver, flat blade screwdriver

What is included (manual):



Accelerator Pedal

At the base of the accelerator, you will see a small round cap. Remove the cap with a small flat blade screwdriver.





With the cap removed, remove the T-30 Bolt and set it and the cap to the side. The next step is to remove the accelerator pedal. Slide the pedal assembly up, there is a clip that the pedal must slide off of. It has a wire harness on the side to the center console so do not pull too far up, just enough to free the pedal assembly. With the pedal removed, undock the wire harness and remove the pedal.



To install the new pedal, it is the inverse of the removal. Connect the wire harness and make sure it locks. Then slide the pedal down over the clip (as seen in the above picture just behind the wire harness). With the pedal assembly in place, install the T-30 Bolt and replace the cover.




Brake and Clutch Pedal

To install the brake and clutch pedal pads, remove the stock ones. The rubber is "hooked" onto the pedal so you simply peel it off. The installation of the new pads is the same as the removal. While it seems easy, this can be a bit difficult. If you look at the back of the new pads, you will see a lip that goes around the pad. This lip needs to wrap over the edge of the pedals.



I found that is best to start with the clutch pedal. The clutch is plastic and is a bit thinner than the brake pedal (which is metal and has 'waves' that make it a bit tougher). Slide the pad over the pedal and get side of the lip over the pedal. One side should not be too difficult to get. Begin working your way around the back side of the pedal, gently pulling the lip over the pedal with your finger. Just work your way around and it will go. The trick here is that you do not pull the rubber too much. If you do, you can dislodge the stainless steel from the rubber.

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thanks for the nice photo documentation! i got my pedals over the wiinter and should be installing them soon. one question: there was a similar thread (I think on the z4 forum) that said that you need to disconnect the battery or there was a chance of the airbags deploying, is this right?
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thanks for the nice photo documentation! i got my pedals over the wiinter and should be installing them soon. one question: there was a similar thread (I think on the z4 forum) that said that you need to disconnect the battery or there was a chance of the airbags deploying, is this right?
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When working with electrical stuff, it never hurts to do that. Leave the key out of the ignition and you should be fine.
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Cool New Z4 Aluminum Pedals M type

I installed the M Aluminum pedals on my Z4, required drilling 4 holes in all three pedals. Clutch and gas pedals are easy, they are plastic and easy to drill into. By the way, I did not have to remove any pedals during the installation, Just have to remove the rubber pads on the clutch and brake, nothing to remove for the gas pedal. The brake pedal is steel, and quite difficult to drill holes in, but with alittle elbow grease and patience, I was able to drill the holes. Check out the picture, I think it looks pretty cool.
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It looks like the surface of the stainless pedals is mostly rubber. That seems like a good thing from the standpoint of being slippery when wet. Some users of the aluminum pedals have commented theirs might be slightly more slippery. Any comments from stainless users on this point (or alumnium)?

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Wink Aluminum pedals not slippery!


I have not noticed the pedals to be slippery at all, but I live in Los Angeles, and it really does not rain here all that much, so I might not be the greatest judge, but if you wear regular rubber soled shoes, i noticed that these aluminum pedals actually grip better than the stock rubber ones, which I had more slip issues with...hope that helps!
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