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Erannic

6N2 Polo pedal box

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Erannic

Hi All, I think the dreaded pedal box has finally struck my Polo. I have been concerned for a few months that gear selection was occasionally difficult and the clutch pedal creaked and was lower than the brake pedal but after adjusting the clutch cable a bit all seemed ok.Due to family problems the car has not been used much then when i was on the way back from the shops the other day it went again. I have tried to get the lower dash panel off (the one with 3 screws) to have a look at the box but for some reason it just will not move? With some difficulty ( i am not young enough to bend double anymore lol) i have managed to get a camera up by the pedal and if what it shows is the bracket it looks to me like the spot welds have broken ( i also found a small piece of broken metal on the carpet) .It would really be helpful if someone who has dealt with this problem could just confirm that’s what the photos show and a rough idea of what it’s lightly to cost me to have it fixed in the Birmingham area so i can try to avoid getting ripped off. Any help gratefully recived.Thanks for your time. Eric

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vwfan3

Hi All,... I have tried to get the lower dash panel off (the one with 3 screws) to have a look at the box but for some reason it just will not move?.Thanks for your time. Eric

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The panel above the pedals. Once all the screws are off, just pull it towards the seat.

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Erannic

Hi vwfan3,Thanks for the reply, thats what i thought was the way to get it off but after undoing the screws and giving it a pull it looked as though it was trying to take the whole dash with it lol. Now you have confirmed it i will go back and give it a much harder yank and see if that moves it.Hopfully then i can see enough to confirm it is the pedal box thats causing the problem.If it is a local garage has quoted £283 parts and labour which seems a lot of money but have no idea if thats the going rate? Any way thanks for your imput its appreciated.

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nige8021

The pedal box was around £65 a year ago, but once you remove it you might fing you can do a weld repair on it :)

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Erannic

Thanks for that nige8021,thats about the price i thought it would be.To be honest 10 years ago it would have been off the car, welded up and back on the car by now instead of which i am stuck trying to find a mobile mechanic to come and do it for me or horrors of horrors have to pay garage prices,oh well old age comes to us all i am afraid.lol

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nige8021

The only difficult bit of the removal is drilling out the shear bolts for the steering column, but I know what you mean about getting old, I bought another car rather than swapping a headgasket !!

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Erannic

Thanks for that nige8021,your statement has just made my day and cheered me up no end lol

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Schnooky

Theres alternative fix here on the site, its under the faqs, I tried to link it for you but cant do it on the phone, just search under alternative pedal box, good luck :)

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6n2Steve

The sheer bolts can be removed without any drilling. Get a big punch or chisel and a lump hammer and knock the sheer bolts around. Once there loosened by a few turns you can get a stud/bolt remover and wind them out the rest of the way. Once that's conquered it's not too bad. The clip on the back of brake pedal can be a bastard too but that can be broken off and replaced without the release tool.

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