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hooked
03-29-2012, 11:21 AM
I'm not sure if that's what it's called...the plastic cover that is fitted on the driver's side floor to the left of the clutch or brake pedal to place your left foot. My Honda Accord has it and it saves wear and tear and stains on the carpet. Is there somewhere to get one that might attach with Velcro?

Alacoyote
03-29-2012, 08:22 PM
I have to say that I failed to even notice this until you pointed it out - damn you, black carpet! This seems like an inexpensive item that Mazda should've included because, as you note, it really saves on carpet wear and tear. I couldn't locate anything on the web that seemed to be a good fit for the CX-5 and most of what I saw was custom-designed for certain vehicles and was fairly expensive. What about purchasing an inexpensive set of thin, black, rear floor mats, cutting one to fit the "hump" exactly and then attaching it with adhesive-backed velcro? You could attach the adhesive back of the "male" (hook) part of the velcro to the piece of floor mat and then the hooks would stick to the carpet. I recently ordered the Weathertech Digital Floor Liners for the front footwells of the car (see related thread in this forum), so when they arrive I'll see how, if at all, they cover the hump where the dead pedal would have been. If not, I may experiment with the above suggestion. Note to forum readers: I've never tried this, so no warranties are express or implied and please be kind in your responses if you think this is a cockamamie idea(dunno)

CodyZoom
03-30-2012, 07:38 AM
sounds like a good idea to me, might try the velcro technique myself

inodes
03-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Little confused..... Are you talking about the foot rest? Is there no rest pedal with the manual?
My Mazda 3 (Manual) lacked one, but the CX-5 (auto) has a very comfortable one to the left of the brake.
Given you're mentioning the clutch, I suppose you're talking about the manual version.

Alacoyote
03-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Little confused..... Are you talking about the foot rest? Is there no rest pedal with the manual?
My Mazda 3 (Manual) lacked one, but the CX-5 (auto) has a very comfortable one to the left of the brake.
Given you're mentioning the clutch, I suppose you're talking about the manual version.

Inodes, there is a foot rest but (at least in the U.S. model) it is carpeted just like the rest of the foot well. So, even if you install an all-weather mat, your dirty left shoe will still be resting on a carpeted surface. Most foot rests (or dead pedals, as they are sometimes called when installed as an after-market accessory) have a rubberized or other non-slip surface to make it easier to clean and to prevent wear and tear on the carpet.

inodes
04-01-2012, 10:19 AM
Sounds like my Mazda 3. The rest is sort of there, but sort of isn't. But I assumed that was because a decent rest would get in the way of the clutch, and that's dangerous rather than annoying.

I'll take a photo of the rest in the auto I have. It's fairly big, although being predominately a manual driver, I'm not used to resting my left foot anywhere for a long period of time because it had a job to do.

hooked
04-02-2012, 10:06 AM
This is what the CX-5 looks like. There is a raised platform on the left side where you rest your left foot. But it's only carpetted.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o243/hooked01/2012-04-01_18-28-05_572.jpg

On my 2006 Honda Accord, there is a rubber cover in that area that protects from stains and wear and tear.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o243/hooked01/2012-04-01_18-35-30_437.jpg

I still haven't found anything decent (and cheap) that I can "McGyver" up a dead pedal. I might have to take Alacoyote's suggestion with the rubber mat.

Alacoyote
04-04-2012, 06:11 PM
sounds like a good idea to me, might try the velcro technique myself

As I discussed in another thread, I installed a Weathertech DigitalLiner in the driver's side footwell. However, it only covered about 40% of the foot rest. So, I purchased a single rear all-weather mat ($5 at Wally World) and cut a piece to cover the remainder of the foot rest. I used the male (hook side) of adhesive-backed velcro and attached it to the top and sides of the rubber piece and extended it about 3/4" over the top edge of the DigitalLiner (without attaching it to the liner). The velcro hooks affix it to the carpet very nicely. It ain't purty but it does the trick (and you can barely see it unless you're looking for it, anyway). Certainly if you didn't have a DigitalLiner, you could just cut the piece bigger and attach it to the entire foot rest in the same manner. I didn't do this so that the liner could be removed for cleaning without having to remove the rubber piece. Here's a photo:

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Modshack
04-04-2012, 07:32 PM
If you want something nice in aluminum, contact brian at: http://www.srpracing.com/
Likely he has something simiilarly sized that would fit. I worked with him to template and design these 370Z plates:

http://images116.fotki.com/v617/photos/5/7305/7471149/IMG_2097-vi.jpg

http://images54.fotki.com/v451/photos/5/7305/7471149/IMG_2086-vi.jpg

hollis
04-17-2012, 09:02 AM
solved by getting velcro pads and cutting to shape a Tile Liner (only had to cut length wise, width was perfect already), it actually looks stock as it has vertical lines on it and a side lip.
can take pix if requested

hooked
04-17-2012, 10:51 AM
hollis,

I'd like to see a pic. I don't know what a tile liner is.

VEZ
04-17-2012, 11:26 AM
Ditto!

CX-SV
04-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Yes, I'd like to see a picture. I would like to cover my dead pedal, since I tend to use it often.

hollis
04-17-2012, 07:06 PM
http://i.minus.com/jbnzTKswatPUYK.jpg

Here is the exact molding used.
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/flooring/vinyl-resilient-flooring/roppe/4-in-x-48-in-rubber-wallbase-dryback-white-50760.html

just use a degrease solution of choice on the rubber as there is a lot of greasy / oily residue that needs to be removed to make sure the Velcro pads adhesive properly to it.

I just walked around the store thinking about would work and bingo there it was.
good luck

hooked
04-17-2012, 08:16 PM
Thanks, Hollis. That looks perfect. But when I clicked on your link, the price was $85 for the case! Can you get it a la piece?

hollis
04-17-2012, 10:14 PM
It was $3.14 at the store... its 4" wide even at the top.. didnt have to cut it as the top portion just went into/under left plastic cover by the fuses and the down is exactly 4" wide already. The slight bend/curve/lip on the right side is great to prevent accidentally pulling it out and looks very clean. I used phone camera with flash, in person it is jet black like the other pedals and if you magnify the picture you'll see vertical lines on the rubber which are great for looks and make it less slippery.

jtsimaras
10-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Pretty silly that Mazda didn't do this from the factory .....

doughboyr6
10-20-2012, 03:58 PM
i've owned products from autovation which is similar to srpracing. i had a heel guard from before that i reused to not wear thru the carpet.

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/4539/dsc02903ru.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img15/781/dsc02904ke.jpg

i was going to contact them to have cx-5 pedals made, but got lazy to make a template.

Pudde
10-20-2012, 08:09 PM
since i work at a machine shop and run the CnC mill and various machinery,i decided to look at the no dead pedal issue for myself. i was thinking of making a nice lighted one with some milled out CX-5 and below that GT letters in it. once work slows down a bit (week or 2) ill have a bit of spare time to come up with a plan of attack. thinking either red led's and clear plexi or red plexi and clear led's. ill keep ya posted on what i can come up with (2thumbs)

Gio26NJ
10-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Pudde, if you do this (even without led's) would you be willing to sell? I would def be interested. Just saying...

Pudde
10-20-2012, 09:45 PM
i could..i would have to see how long it will take and if it doesnt tie the machine up too long.

Antihero
11-08-2012, 08:50 PM
The "German" solution.(bling)(first)

http://www.mazda-forum.info/attachments/mazda-cx-5-cx-7-und-cx-9/22700d1345386754-sammelbestellung-cx-5-fussstuetzenauflage-2-auflage-nov-2012-imag0156.jpg

Itīs made of "brushed" stainless steel.
If you like this.
PM me. ;)

darekd
02-13-2013, 08:26 PM
http://i.minus.com/jbnzTKswatPUYK.jpg

Here is the exact molding used.
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/flooring/vinyl-resilient-flooring/roppe/4-in-x-48-in-rubber-wallbase-dryback-white-50760.html



just use a degrease solution of choice on the rubber as there is a lot of greasy / oily residue that needs to be removed to make sure the Velcro pads adhesive properly to it.

I just walked around the store thinking about would work and bingo there it was.
good luck
Thanks for the idea. Got the molding, some velcro ($6 total) and 15 min later the dead pedal is well protected and it looks great. Thanks again.

STE92VE
02-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Some good ideas here. I might just cut up the winter mat from the E92 and size it to fit on the foot rest. Another idea is to use diamond plate, if anyone has access to someone who can cut it. Found this on ebay:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Aluminum-foot-Rest-Fuel-Brake-Pedal-accelerator-pedals-Pads-For-CX-5-2012-2013-/00/s/NjIyWDQwNQ==/z/vhEAAMXQgJRQ-lMC/$T2eC16FHJF8E9nnC6L+4BQ-lMCP!n!~~60_3.JPG

shadowfiber
02-15-2013, 01:51 PM
I too never really thought about this until recently when I was cleaning the carpets and noticed there wasn't a dead pedal. I am not a DIY kind of person. And I cringe when I have to drill holes into a new car. Is there an easy and cheap way to do put something there to protect?

darekd
02-15-2013, 02:08 PM
I too never really thought about this until recently when I was cleaning the carpets and noticed there wasn't a dead pedal. I am not a DIY kind of person. And I cringe when I have to drill holes into a new car. Is there an easy and cheap way to do put something there to protect?

You cannot go any cheaper than hollis's solution. It looks great (in my opinion), it's practical and it's cheap (just over $6). I was considering Husky liners but they are expensive and I don't need them in Virginia. After 5 years, I can buy new carpet floor mats for half of Husky liners price.

IFox
02-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Hey, i do really like the "German solution" is there a chance I can buy one? Thanks.. Karel Czech

STE92VE
03-04-2013, 10:03 AM
http://i.minus.com/jbnzTKswatPUYK.jpg

Here is the exact molding used.
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/flooring/vinyl-resilient-flooring/roppe/4-in-x-48-in-rubber-wallbase-dryback-white-50760.html

just use a degrease solution of choice on the rubber as there is a lot of greasy / oily residue that needs to be removed to make sure the Velcro pads adhesive properly to it.

I just walked around the store thinking about would work and bingo there it was.
good luck

This has to be the cheapest and easiest solution ever devised! Thanks so much! It took no time to install and for less than $4, I had enough material, including velcro tape to do the other 2 Mazdas in the family. Here's this pic from mine: (and it is black, as mentioned it just looks lighter in the pic)

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/STE92VE/deadfootpedal_zpse24e1635.jpg

rcs914
03-06-2013, 05:37 PM
So I had the old set of cheap aftermarket floor mats from my wife's car laying about, so I made dead pedal from one of the rear seat floor mats:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12663092/dead%20pedal%202.jpg

And on the back I cut off the nubs, and then filed down the crosshatch in the plastic. I then bought $3 worth of wide industrial strength velcro from Walmart so that it could stick to the carpet:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12663092/Dead%20pedal%201.jpg

I'll add another picture when I install it in the car.

rcs914
03-07-2013, 06:11 PM
And here is the picture with it installed - as the piece of carpet is longer than the dead pedal, I pushed it over so the velcro behind would stick to the top of the pedal.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12663092/dead%20pedal%203.jpg

Martines
11-17-2013, 11:45 AM
Well, I've ordered this set of pedal covers http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Foot-Rest-Fuel-Brake-AT-Pedal-pedals-pads-For-Mazda-CX5-CX-5-2012-2014-/231096699964?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AMazda|Model%3ACX-5&hash=item35ce6fcc3c&vxp=mtr for less than 25 USD. I think it is worth this money instead of DIY.
I wanted only to have foot rest part, so other covers are not installed. I mounted it with provided screws and fixed to background without drilling. There is something soft, like plastic behind carpet.
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=205212&d=1384704788

<a href="http://www.fuelly.com/driver/Martines/cx5" target="_blank"><img src="http://badges.fuelly.com/images/smallsig-metric/233299.png" width="115" height="40" alt="Fuelly" title="Share and compare MPG at Fuelly" border="0" style="border:solid #ccc 1px;padding:4px;background:#fff;"/></a>

RedBaron
11-17-2013, 11:01 PM
The support behind the carpet is just expanded polystyrene (like the packing pieces used in large electronics, but black in this case). I was quite surprised - not sure how long it'll stand up to pressure.

Seminole
11-18-2013, 12:59 AM
MazdaUSA just listed "alloy pedals" as a new accessory, and one is a foot rest:

http://www.mazdadealeraccessories.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10696&categoryId=16083&parent_category_rn=16045&yearSel=2014&modelSelected=vc254&modelName=2014+CX-5

Martines
11-18-2013, 03:38 PM
Thanks for news. 50 USD just for foot rest is slightly over estimated in my opinion.
Polystyrene as a basic for foot rest is also surprising me. At least with this pedal cover I increased the durability likely.

<a href="http://www.fuelly.com/driver/Martines/cx5" target="_blank"><img src="http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-metric/233299.png" width="500" height="63" alt="Fuelly" title="Share and compare MPG at Fuelly" border="0"/></a>

Synonym
11-19-2013, 05:19 AM
Ordered from Japan (Rakuten)
About 3000 yen

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/2075/2m9w.jpg

skeptical
11-20-2013, 02:51 AM
I have the OEM hardware. Installed the brake and accelerator so far. Dead pedal is next.

http://s21.postimg.org/afpakvz13/IMG_0567.jpg (http://postimage.org/) image hosting (http://postimage.org/)

CaptainFurious
11-20-2013, 02:27 PM
My Weathertec matts took care of this problem.

See attachment.

CX-SV
11-20-2013, 03:21 PM
My Weathertec matts took care of this problem.

See attachment.

From the picture, does the Weathertec drivers side mat only go only half way up the dead pedal?

CaptainFurious
11-20-2013, 05:00 PM
From the picture, does the Weathertec drivers side mat only go only half way up the dead pedal?

It only covers the slanted portion.

CX-SV
11-20-2013, 05:14 PM
It only covers the slanted portion.

So is the portion that your shoe rests on completely covered? (Hard to tell from pic is why I asked)

minnesotaart
11-20-2013, 06:48 PM
It only goes 1/2 way up. I have Weathertechs too.

CX-SV
11-20-2013, 08:30 PM
It only goes 1/2 way up. I have Weathertechs too.

That's how it looked to me. Therefore I'm planning to do the cover that Martines showed in post #31. This dead pedal area gets lots of use.

nXt
11-30-2013, 04:02 AM
MazdaUSA just listed "alloy pedals" as a new accessory, and one is a foot rest:

http://www.mazdadealeraccessories.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10696&categoryId=16083&parent_category_rn=16045&yearSel=2014&modelSelected=vc254&modelName=2014+CX-5

Holy hell that's expensive. $57 for EACH pedal. WTF. Anyone know if these are snap-ons? On my 2004 Mazda3, they came in a set and were cheaper. And you removed the rubber pedals and snapped on the aluminum ones.

Update: Checked on eBay and they have better pics, yeah it's screw on.