I'm not sure how this web page will evolve, however, the idea is to post some pictures and information of some unique Driver Training Brake installations. I’m starting with Entry #1, which is an installation we completed in a 2009 Hyundai Accent. There are aspects of this installation that may give you some ideas on how to complete your job. However, we don’t necessarily feel you should run out and do things this way. In the Accent installation, we mounted the passenger side brake on two pieces of 3/8” plywood that were custom cut to fit the flat areas of the vehicles floor. The final result turned out well without much drilling into the car's floor, however, doing it in this way was fairly time consuming.
If you have completed an installation that has had some unique aspects to it, consider sending us some pictures that we can post on this web page. Your handy work may be of help to other Driver Training Brake installers.
Please note that this this is an early TS model. Units today are slightly different than the one shown.
On this particular application the only way to route the cable housing, A, was in such a way that brought it down to the floor. On TS kits, the cable housing leaves the main unit high up. The housing had to make a sudden bend to accommodate this situation, which presents a problem because the "passenger side hinge", D, on the TS unit needs to be free to rotate through a 15 degree arch. To solve this problem, bracket B was built to support the cable housing.
A piece of wood C was added to the bottom of the base. This provided a slightly better position for the dual control.
The two pieces of bare wood shown in the pictures above and to the right have the Driver Training Brake fastened to it and are actually not fastened to the vehicle. The installation is remarkably solid. It has nowhere to go.
Our idea when first starting was to install the Passenger Side Brake without drilling any fasteners into the vehicle. This, we found wasn’t going to work because the dual control slid down. To fix this problem we added the white board with two small self tapping screws.
Add the floor mat and all the ugly wood disappears.
On the driver’s side, the floor assembly needs to be mounted right where the steering column goes through the vehicle's floor. A piece of 1/4 by 1 inch flat bar A fastened across the steering columns floor recess solved this problem.