Motorsport Pedals Jul 1, 2019

The M2 comes with a motorsport dead pedal, but the stop and go pedals are ordinary carryovers from the 2-series. Adding motorsport pedal covers to them finishes the matching look.
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MotorsportPedals-001 The M2 comes with a motorsport dead pedal (foot rest), but the stop and go pedals are the ordinary ones from the regular 2-series. Time to install the...
1 The M2 comes with a motorsport dead pedal (foot rest), but the stop and go pedals are the ordinary ones from the regular 2-series. Time to install the motorsport brake and accelerator pedal covers, BMW part #35002232276, to create a matching look. Tools required: Torx T-15 driver, 7mm open ended box wrench, drill + 1/16", 3/32", and 5/32" bits, automatic center punch, rubbing alcohol, and some shop rags/towels. Also useful are a head-mounted flashlight, some painters masking tape, and a pad to kneel on.
MotorsportPedals-002 First step was to pry off the rubber brake cover and put on the new insert so that the mounting holes can be located
2 First step was to pry off the rubber brake cover and put on the new insert so that the mounting holes can be located
MotorsportPedals-003 I used my Starrett 18-A automatic center punch to mark the drilling locations for the 3 mounting screws
3 I used my Starrett 18-A automatic center punch to mark the drilling locations for the 3 mounting screws
MotorsportPedals-004 The 3 small punch marks in the top left and bottom corners of the brake pedal
4 The 3 small punch marks in the top left and bottom corners of the brake pedal
MotorsportPedals-005 I next spread a shop towel under the pedals to catch filings and drilled pilot holes using a 1/16
5 I next spread a shop towel under the pedals to catch filings and drilled pilot holes using a 1/16" bit
MotorsportPedals-006 Then redrill the holes using a 5/32
6 Then redrill the holes using a 5/32" bit. I then felt behind the pedal to see if there were burrs that needed to be filed down, but I lucked out and it wasn't necessary. Your mileage may vary...
MotorsportPedals-007 The hardest part of the entire install was positioning and holding the 7mm nuts in place while attaching the rubber insert and aluminum faceplate using a T-15...
7 The hardest part of the entire install was positioning and holding the 7mm nuts in place while attaching the rubber insert and aluminum faceplate using a T-15 driver from the front. Space is really tight behind the pedal, especially for the top-left fastener where the pedal arm interferes. I ended up using a 7mm open ended box wrench with painter's masking tape to hold the nut in the wrench until I was done. I was able to position the lower nuts in place using my fingers until I engaged the fasteners and then switched to the wrench. However, if you have even slightly larger fingers than mine you will probably want to use the wrench+tape trick.
MotorsportPedals-008-2 The accelerator pedal cover is a breeze to install by comparison. Since it sticky-tapes in place, first make sure the existing pedal surface is clean and...
8 The accelerator pedal cover is a breeze to install by comparison. Since it sticky-tapes in place, first make sure the existing pedal surface is clean and grease-free by wiping it down with isopropyl alcohol. Then do a test fit of the cover so you know how it goes into place. Finally, remove the red protective backing from the tape and affix the cover to the pedal.
MotorsportPedals-009-2 With the pedal cover in place, use the automatic center punch to mark the 2 mounting holes and drill them out using a 3/32
9 With the pedal cover in place, use the automatic center punch to mark the 2 mounting holes and drill them out using a 3/32" bit. Note that the mounting screws for the accelerator cover are self-tapping, hence the smaller drill size. Also note that the bottom-right "fastener" is fake for appearances only.
MotorsportPedals-010a Use your T-15 driver again for the 2 self-tapping screws and voilĂ  the look is complete!
10 Use your T-15 driver again for the 2 self-tapping screws and voilĂ  the look is complete!