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post #1 of 18 Old 11-17-2015, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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A serious omission.

Well not that serious but........

.......how they ever managed to not add a plastic insert or complete plastic footrest is just beyond me. I doubt that a CX-3 doing average mileage would make it to the end of the warranty without the edge of the footrest getting threadbare is quite unlikely and changing a carpet is quite a big job requiring all the seats and a lot of the trim removing.

Anyway, I bought a suitable piece of rubber from eBay and used Velcro to stick it on. I cut it on the long side and used tape to anchor it to the welded plastic insert under the mat.

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Good Idea @anchorman , I will need to do something similar. No sure why they didn't put one in at factory.
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My last Mazda3 was the same. I installed the accessory pedal set and will do the same once I can get my hands on one. The beancounters at Mazda certainly won the dead pedal cover wars.
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Nice addition, Id consider one as well. No chance Mazda have one at their dealers, and how much they'd cost?

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My last Mazda3 was the same. I installed the accessory pedal set and will do the same once I can get my hands on one. The beancounters at Mazda certainly won the dead pedal cover wars.
Ditto. My 2007 Mazda 3 GT didn't have any footrest cover either. It seems a little unforgivable to skimp on this, especially on the top-level GT trim. I ended up going to Home Depot's millwork aisle and picked up a small sheet of diamond plate metal. I took a sheet a paper or cardboard and laid it in the car and drew out my pattern. Cut out the pattern, taped it to the metal and then went to work with the old jigsaw and a file to clean up the burrs. Once I had it cut, I took a piece of industrial strength Velcro tape (hook side) and stuck it to the back side of the plate and then put it down on the floor. The Velcro worked really well on the carpet and still allowed me to easily remove the plate if I ever needed to for cleaning the carpets and/or the plate. I don't remember if I painted it black or if I just left it with the bare polished look.
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I've never noticed nor used this footrest in any car i've owned. Which is about a dozen cars. Maybe because a majority were manuals? Maybe i drive weird.
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I've never noticed nor used this footrest in any car i've owned. Which is about a dozen cars. Maybe because a majority were manuals? Maybe i drive weird.
Certainly, driving a manual probably has a lot to do with it. I've been consciously avoiding using mine for the reasons anchorman noted. At least until I can make or buy a footrest to install there. The carpet would wear and soil badly in no time with my heavy steel toe boots on that I have to wear at work. I'll have to look and see if I have any of that diamond plate material left, now that I'm thinking about it.
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I've seen aluminium ones on eBay that could be cut down but I didn't want it to look too industrial. I thought I'd try and make it look factory installed as much as possible. I don't like those alloy pedal tops either.

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Nice addition, Id consider one as well. No chance Mazda have one at their dealers, and how much they'd cost?
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I just ordered an OEM set on Mazdagear.com.
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