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Offline Booth11

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Footrest cover fitting
« on: 23 January 2016, 18:44 »
Replaced the plastic oem footrest cover with one that matches in with the pedals.





Purchased from here http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-2016-For-VW-Golf-7-MK7-Seat-mk3-footrest-pedals-Car-pedal-Cover/32433307485.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.11.6SzX41&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_2,searchweb201644_3_10001_10002_10005_301_10006_10003_10004_62,searchweb201560_5,searchweb1451318400_6150,searchweb1451318411_6448&btsid=b0248db2-21f8-4eb5-a883-a9a7b51069db

Easy job – took 20 mins.  Need a T20 Torx bit and a sharp knife/blade.  Quick installation guide below:

OEM footrest cover – locate Torx screw



 
Undo Torx screw – T20 screw Torx bit required.



Once unscrewed and tore screw set aside, remove the oem footrest by pushing it up towards the bulkhead, tilting it at the same time.  Note the square holes into which the locating lugs on the new footrest cover slot into.



OEM locating lugs have a marginally wider slot than aftermarket cover so a little of the plastic may need shaving off with a sharp knife.

OEM slots


Replacement footrest slots – narrower – may need a little slicing off


Fit new footrest cover – angle it into place and slide it from the top pushing down and to the left at the same time.  Give it a moderate tap from the top and it will slot into place.  Screw Torx screw back into position.  The screw hole on the new footrest is much shallower than on the oem one.



Voila!

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Offline SunnyGTI

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Re: Footrest cover fitting
« Reply #1 on: 10 April 2016, 10:51 »
Looks great! I wonder if I can get something similar for my mk6 gti

Offline cosmos

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Re: Footrest cover fitting
« Reply #2 on: 10 April 2016, 11:46 »
That looks brilliant. Can't understand why VW don't fit this as standard (well, I can as it's an easy area where they can save money, but still...). Such a simple upgrade and it's one of those little finishing touches that can make such a big difference.

How long did delivery take from that site?
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Offline asm1

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Re: Footrest cover fitting
« Reply #3 on: 18 January 2017, 12:51 »
Replaced the plastic oem footrest cover with one that matches in with the pedals.



Purchased from here http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-2016-For-VW-Golf-7-MK7-Seat-mk3-footrest-pedals-Car-pedal-Cover/32433307485.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.11.6SzX41&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_2,searchweb201644_3_10001_10002_10005_301_10006_10003_10004_62,searchweb201560_5,searchweb1451318400_6150,searchweb1451318411_6448&btsid=b0248db2-21f8-4eb5-a883-a9a7b51069db

Easy job – took 20 mins.  Need a T20 Torx bit and a sharp knife/blade.  Quick installation guide below:


Mmm Might have to get one of these, my foot keeps slipping off the OEM one.  Is it any 'grippier' than stock?  I assume yes because my previous car had a footrest that matched the pedals.

Offline Watts

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Re: Footrest cover fitting
« Reply #4 on: 18 January 2017, 14:24 »
Not sure about it being grippier but it does feel more solid (probably isn't though) and I seem to use it more than I did the original rest. But it really improves the look of the interior and I don't regret fitting mine so go for it :smiley:
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Offline hog_hedge

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Re: Footrest cover fitting
« Reply #5 on: 24 February 2017, 20:11 »
Thanks for the guide Booth11, that's another link saved for when my pride and joy arrives :) I have ordered from  http://www.superskoda.com/Volkswagen/Golf-VII/VW-Golf-VII-MK7-GTi-designed-footrest-for-RHD-cars-MANUAL-TRANSMISSION for £33 delivered from the Czech Republic.