Aluminium pedal installation on a Saab 9-5.

The original pedal pads on the car got torn from heavy use, so I decided to replace them with a generic pedal kit from a local auto parts store. The mounting hole pattern differs between kits, so chose a kit that could be attached to your pedals without having to drill into the arm on the back on the pedal. I only had one hole that came too close, so I tapped the thread in it instead of using the nut on the back.

It might be good idea to cover the floor before you start drilling. Getting those metal shavings out of the carpet is not easy, even with a powerful vacuum cleaner.

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Old pedals

The sorry state of the pedals on a car that's been thoroughly enjoyed for almost 10 years and 350K km. You can tell the previous owner did not accelerate much, but used the brakes and clutch a lot - the rubber pad on the brake pedal is long gone, and the pad on the clutch is coming off too.
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Aluminium kit

A "racing" set of aluminium pedals from a local auto parts store. I chose this one because it was all business - three honest pads of plain aluminium with riffled surface for extra grip. None of that cheesy nonsense like stickers of fake carbon fiber. Surprisingly, it was the cheapest too.
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Pads removed

First, remove the old rubber pads.
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Drilled

Then mark the screw holes with a thin drill bit.
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Tapped

Drill the holes to a larger size. The upper hole on the brake pedal was too close to the pedal arm to fit the nut behind it. I just tapped the hole instead.
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Installed

Fit the pads and tighten the screws. The kit came with flat headed screws so they would be flush with pedal surface, and nylon locking nuts for extra safety.

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