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Accelerator Pedal Module Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Accelerator Pedal Module Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$160

Talent:

**

Tools:

Deep 10mm socket and u-joints

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Accelerator pedal module

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery before hand

Performance Gain:

The ability to drive, once again

Complementary Modification:

Change cabin air filter

Most modern cars these days no longer use a mechanical link from the gas pedal to the throttle body. What is commonly used is an electronic device that measures the position of the pedal and then sends a signal to the throttle body. This signal causes the motor in the throttle body to open and close. This is commonly referred to as "drive by wire". Over time, these modules can fail, leaving you stranded on the side of the road.

The good news is that the module is easily replaced in under an hour. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with changing the module. I recommend disconnecting the battery before you begin. This is a safety factor that you should follow whenever unplugging a control module from the car. Please see our article on battery replacement for more information.

The accelerator pedal module (green arrow) replaces the old cable style link between the gas pedal and the throttle body.
Figure 1

The accelerator pedal module (green arrow) replaces the old cable style link between the gas pedal and the throttle body. Replacement of the module is easy and should only take about an hour.

Shown here is the lower 10mm nut (green arrow) that holds the accelerator pedal module to the firewall.
Figure 2

Shown here is the lower 10mm nut (green arrow) that holds the accelerator pedal module to the firewall. Loosen and remove the nut with a deep 10mm socket and extension.

There are two additional nuts that hold the accelerator pedal module to the firewall.
Figure 3

There are two additional nuts that hold the accelerator pedal module to the firewall. In this picture you can see the edge of one of them (green arrow). The other nut is located to the right (yellow arrow). You'll need to feel around for the nut, as it is not visible. Use a deep 10mm socket along with an extension to remove both nuts. Once the nuts are removed, pull the accelerator pedal module up and off the firewall and set it aside.

This picture shows the retaining studs (green arrows) with the accelerator pedal module removed.
Figure 4

This picture shows the retaining studs (green arrows) with the accelerator pedal module removed. This gives a clearer view of what you'll be feeling for with the module in place.

Once the module is free of the firewall, press the tab off the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the module.
Figure 5

Once the module is free of the firewall, press the tab off the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the module.

Installing the new module is the reverse of removal.
Figure 6

Installing the new module is the reverse of removal. Simply plug the electrical connector back on and fit the module. Then reconnect the battery and you're ready to roll.

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