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Old 28-09-2018   #1
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Replace Floor ?

Hello,

I have to replace the original floor mat of my barchetta but I have the variant with the footrest that is below the accelerator pedal (I admit to having trouble understanding its usefulness).

I easily find floor mats without this footrest and I wondered if we could consider cutting it because it's embarrassing. See photos.

Thank you in advance
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Re: Replace Floor ?

It is not a foot rest as such. The MKII Barchettas do not have a throttle cable but instead use an electrically controlled throttle by means of a potentiometer attached to the top of the throttle pedal.

This potentiometer has a limited range of travel so to avoid damaging it by excessive pedal movement Fiat chose to put a travel stop in the floor liner below the pedal.

If you use a floor liner with no travel stop then YOU MUST do something yourself to limit the pedal travel otherwise you will damage the throttle potentiometer.
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Re: Replace Floor ?

Hello,

thanks a lot for your answer, at least I know I cannot cut it

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Re: Replace Floor ?

Well All I will add is that before making any final decisions look at the top of your accelerator pedal. Does it link to a Bowden cable or to a "black box".
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Re: Replace Floor ?

if see Bowden cable -> I can cut
if see black box -> I cannot cut

correct ?

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Re: Replace Floor ?

Basically yes. However I would check that the Bowden cable goes through to the throttle body in the engine bay. Also check the pedal movement and associated throttle body butterfly valve range of rotation.

I'm assuming now you have a MkI "B" with floor mat with NO step/stop in it and the pedal travels all the way down and were a step/stop present you would nut get full throttle valve opening?
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I will check saturday but my car is a naxos.
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