Friday, June 26, 2020

Yeti Driver's Footrest Upgrade

installing a genuine VAG footrest
Having a plastic footrest when my other three pedals are not plastic irritates me. Let's get rid of it.
Today, I will ditch plastic for metal.

A quick search and I find an exact match to my main three pedals. And a genuine left-hand drive VAG part, too (in the UK you will need the RHD version, obviously).
I place my order and it arrives fast.

Footrest: fuel, Clutch, Brake Pedal Cover Kit for Skoda Octavia A5 2010-2014
It looks like I am going to have to remove the side skirt trim.
Starting with the bonnet release and it comes off easily.

how to remove skoda yeti hood / bonnet release
Now a Torx screw and I can remove the side skirt trim…

undoing vag car torx screws
removing interior yeti side skirt panel
The skirt trim must be removed so as to get at the second Torx screw😕

difficult footrest removal on Škoda
With that second Torx out it’s an easy removal of the footrest…

be careful of driver's knee airbag when working on skoda car
At this point I will use this opportunity to wipe over all the trim.
I will use my trusty no-shine Armor All - it protects as well as cleans.

non shine armor all inside skoda suv
cleaning the inside of a skoda yeti
detailing the interior of skoda suv

Now let's peel off the protective film from this new footrest and install it...

removing the protective film on a skoda yeti footrest
I fit the new pedal, put everything back exactly as I removed it, and…


matching alloy pedals in Škoda

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