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Old 05-23-14, 03:31 PM   #1
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The vinyl pad on the dead pedal in my 2008 LS460L is too small. There is exposed tan (light) carpet around the small pad and I don't want to get it dirty.
I've been avoiding stepping on the dead pedal for that reason, but it's uncomfortable. I would rather rest my foot on it when I drive. Did anyone come up with a solution to cover the carpet and protect it?

I've read on some other forums that the guys are cutting rubber baseboard moldings or stair treads to shape and adding Velcro on the back to hold them in place. I was hoping for a "nicer" more proper installation, but if there isn't a better solution, I guess it's off to Lowes or Home Depot for me.
Any better ideas?
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Old 05-23-14, 04:25 PM   #2
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Weathertech mats are great and there is a rubber piece attached to it to protect the dead pedal
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Do you use the Weathertech mats year round? I hear others saying they only use them during the winter.
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I use them year round. In NC it rains at least 1-3 times per week. So, the water is always a problem.

Take a look at the picture, you can see the dead pedal on the left.

I LOVE my weathertech mats, MUCH better than the Lexus Mats
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I already have the Lexus all weather mats and don't want to buy other mats for now. I decided to run to Lowes and try to find something that worked.
I wound up buying a stair tread cover for $3. It is thin vinyl and has a bullnose on the edge so it fit nicely around the edge. I used a paper bag to cut a template, then I cut the vinyl using the template and added Velcro strips where it contacted the carpet to hold it in place.
It looks decent, and it seems like it will stay in place ok. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm assuming that it will be fine.
Here is a (horrible iPhone) photo of the result:
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I use the weathertech drivers mat all year round with the rubber protection for the dead pedal but I also have the factory mats as well that I use for the other areas because I like them better than the weathertechs. Too bad the factory mats don't have that protection. I really wish they made the dead pedal in plastic. My 08 GX had a plastic one and in the 2012 GX it is carpet so it's not as durable.
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SB, those look nice, where did you get them?
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I believe they're Lexus Japan oem parts
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SB, those look nice, where did you get them?
Thanks, the pedals are oem Toyota and the dead pedal I found searching the japan websites.
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