ADTR Manual Transmission Pedal Installation Tips

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This article will show installation tips for ADTR’s manual pedal assemblies.  These pedals will work for all 92-04 and 05-11 Crown Vic, Grand Marquis, Marauder and Town Cars.  If the car has the adjustable brake pedal option that will be lost with installation of these pedals. These are the revised pedals for additional strength.

1. Get rid of the spacer (pictured below) that goes between the pedal and firewall.  That is no longer used!  The new pedal assembly sits right up against the firewall.  Make sure there’s no insulation in the way either!

This is what the firewall should look like before installation of the pedal assembly:

2.) There will be a stud on the firewall on 05+ cars that needs to be trimmed to allow the quadrant to move freely.  Cut off only what you need as the rest of the stud will be needed to mount the gas pedal relocation bracket.

This is what the pedal assembly should look like once installed

3.) There is an additional bolt on the upper bracket to the dash for added strength.  Please use it!  The pedal assembly when viewed straight on may look crooked but that is to conform to the slope of the dash.

4.) The firewall brace helps to strengthen the firewall where the cable comes through.  It helps significantly to remove the wiper cowl and brake booster to gain access.  Another tip is to have the firewall adjuster adjusted all the way out before installing the booster and cowl as it’s VERY difficult to get in there and adjust.  You can drill and use a self tapping screw to secure the firewall adjuster to the brace.  Here’s a picture of how the brace should sit on the firewall

5.) When installing the clutch cable be sure to run a Mustang quadrant.  If you’re running our 5 or 6 speed kits we’ll supply a firewall adjuster, adjustable clutch cable and quadrant.  You’ll need to take the black plastic end off the cable, trim the nubs so the cable will fit inside the firewall adjuster.

6.) Because of the design of the pedal, the brake light and cruise control switch are different than stock.  You’ll use the one supplied switch that will take care of both the brake lights and cruise control.  Please discard your stock switches.  Below are the wire colors of the stock switches in question.  You’ll need to cut the wires and put a female spade terminal end on and affix to the brake light/cruise switch.

92-04 Model Years

92-04 Brake light switch:

Green and Green w/ red stripe wires (doesn’t matter which wires go to which terminals but they need to go to the front most terminals on the new provided switch)

92-04 Cruise deactivation switch:
Orange and Green w/ red stripe wires (doesn’t matter which wires go to which terminals but they need to go to the rear most terminals and either get the front two or the rear two pairs)

05-11 Model Years

05-11 Brake light switch:

Red and Green w/ red stripe wires (doesn’t matter which wires go to which terminals but they need to go to the front most terminals on the new provided switch)

05-11 Cruise deactivation switch:
Pink and Orange wires (doesn’t matter which wires go to which terminals but they need to go to the rear most terminals and either get the front two or the rear two pairs)

For more details on wiring modifications needed and other 5 speed swapping information make sure you check out our other Knowledgebase post 5 Speed Swapping Panthers and if you wanted to be fancy and have proper connectors for the switches, here are the Delco numbers:
Brake switch 2 pin GM 12117346 or AC Delco PT479. On the 4 pin use GM 15306359 or AC Delco PT1411. For the clutch position switch 2 pin use GM 12085532 or AC Delco PT142.

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