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Old 05-25-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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SMI AF1 with power pedals

With a power pedal setup, SMI recommends having the piston and cable set up with the pedals as close to the driver's seat as possible. There should be about a half inch of vertical play in the cable when everything is set correctly. I created a 3rd memory that moves the pedals all the way towards the driver's seat so it's an easy, one-press step. I just have to remember to do it. If I don't, the cable will have too much slack (I drive with the pedals all the way forward/away from the driver's seat) and the toad brakes will not actuate. I have a coach notification brake light in the MH that's connected to the cold side of the toad's brake switch, so that would be the indication that I forgot to set the pedals correctly.

I will add this to the checklist!
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For vehicles with adjustable pedals we had some warning labels printed out from office depot. We also warn customers. As the client coming in is not typically the only driver. All it takes is a short grandkid or kid or other person who wants to adjust the pedals closer to the seat and it pulls the cable coo far activating the brake and then they are sitting there wondering what the heck is going on and why can't they drive off. Or worse yet should they adjust the pedals back while in motion. eeeek..
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When i took my Silverado down to get the AF1 installed i made sure the pedals were fully up and i mentioned to the installer i wanted it installed that way. Dw is 5 feet tall and can't reach the pedals unless they are all the way up.
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When i took my Silverado down to get the AF1 installed i made sure the pedals were fully up and i mentioned to the installer i wanted it installed that way. Dw is 5 feet tall and can't reach the pedals unless they are all the way up.
Same here... DW is fairly short at 5' 2" so she drives with the pedals all the way towards the driver's seat. I'm glad the vehicle has 3 memories.
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For vehicles with adjustable pedals we had some warning labels printed out from office depot. We also warn customers. As the client coming in is not typically the only driver. All it takes is a short grandkid or kid or other person who wants to adjust the pedals closer to the seat and it pulls the cable coo far activating the brake and then they are sitting there wondering what the heck is going on and why can't they drive off. Or worse yet should they adjust the pedals back while in motion. eeeek..
Labels are a good idea. I'm not sure what's worse: installing the piston with the brake pedal all the way to the firewall so moving the pedals back applies the brakes full-time, or installing the piston with the brake pedal all the way towards the driver's seat so that moving the pedals forward prevents the brake pedal from activating while towing. One is as bad as the other in different ways. I'm just going to have to develop a routine/checklist where it's one of the steps.
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