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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy [2018] Remove Dead Pedal (Footrest)?

Is there a way you can remove the dead pedal? My left leg and hip are dying... Yes. There is a serious pain now.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 08:15 AM
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I haven't looked at mine closely, but I would imagine that the dead pedal is a bump-up molded into the floor. You could probably eliminate some of the bump-up by removing the carpet underneath it, and/or hammering the floor with a sledge hammer. Otherwise, you should probably try an adjustment to your seating position.
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Is there a way you can remove the dead pedal? My left leg and hip are dying... Yes. There is a serious pain now.
This is an interesting one, I have seen hundreds on another forum I am on WISH for a dead Pedal. I have never heard of anyone wanting to remove the dead pedal. I would have to agree with RIT33, maybe try adjusting your seat.
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Is there a way you can remove the dead pedal? My left leg and hip are dying... Yes. There is a serious pain now.
Many if not most smaller and mid sized front wheel drive vehicles have intrusion of the front wheel wells into the passenger compartment which robs foot room. The dead pedal often is used a way of masking this intrusion and has sometimes been marketed as an "advantage" as it can be used as a foot brace when driving aggressively.

I looked at removing the dead pedal also but didn't do it yet. There is a molded plastic piece under the carpet that can be removed and would provide some more room. However, there is not much that can be done to the wheel well itself. The plastic piece seems to be shaped to flatten out the wheel well surface. If removed, there would be more room, but your foot may rest at a more uncomfortable angle.

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Is there a way you can remove the dead pedal? My left leg and hip are dying... Yes. There is a serious pain now. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.equinoxforum.net/images/TerrainForum_2017/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG]
This is an interesting one, I have seen hundreds on another forum I am on WISH for a dead Pedal. I have never heard of anyone wanting to remove the dead pedal. I would have to agree with RIT33, maybe try adjusting your seat.
It may not be that simple. I know I’ve been in rental cars (or relative’s cars) where I found something about the dead pedal to be annoying. I think it was the angle, and then there was not enough room to comfortably *not* use it.

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The carpet is molded to fit the hump there. *If* you can remove the hump, you'll also have to figure out how to flatten the carpet. Just an added thought to keep in mind on your journey.

Meanwhile, I wish my Silverado had a dead pedal to alleviate my hip pain.

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The carpet is molded to fit the hump there. *If* you can remove the hump, you'll also have to figure out how to flatten the carpet. Just an added thought to keep in mind on your journey.

Meanwhile, I wish my Silverado had a dead pedal to alleviate my hip pain.
Well, I need to do something about it. This is so unfortunate. I am 5ft10in tall with 29in inseam and not too long hands. If it was possible for me to move seat back I would not be complaining. Well, I will have to continue my research.

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Well, I need to do something about it. This is so unfortunate. I am 5ft10in tall with 29in inseam and not too long hands. If it was possible for me to move seat back I would not be complaining. Well, I will have to continue my research.
Moving the seat back is not the only direction the seat moves. I can find 3 separate positions where I am comfortable driving. What does the length of hands have to do with anything? do you have a problem wrapping them around the steering wheel or something?
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I am pretty sure you also have a tilt/telescopic steering wheel which may help in your adjustments.
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On ours, I can move my left foot to the right of the dead pedal, then there's tons of forward room and space for my foot the left of the brake pedal.
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