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.

Dual Brake Installation

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.

Dual Brake Installation
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.

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ENTRY 2: On this installation a Steel Plate was custom cut and bent to mount the passenger side unit. This eliminated completely the need to drill into the vehicles floor.

Thank you to Mat from J and W Motors Ltd. in Branford, Ontario, Canada for submitting these photographs. J and W Motors is a listing on our “Potential Passenger Brake Installer” web page. They have installed numerous driving instructor brakes and their preferred method for the Instructor’s side unit is to mount it on a metal plate that has been cut and bent to fit snugly on the floor.

This is an installation in a 2013 Mazda 3.

A steel plate, probably 1/8” thick, is cut at a metal fabrication shop in the form of the flat areas of the car’s floor. This plate is subsequently bent using the metal fabrication shop’s brake press in order to make a plate that fits snugly. Threaded studs where welded on to secure the driving instructor’s brake unit.

The custom made plate is slipped underneath the vehicles carpet.

Holes where slit into the carpet for the studs to protrude through and the Driving Instructor’s Brake unit is attached. The heavy, custom fit steel plate underneath the vehicle carpet offers a secure base without the need for drilling into the vehicles floor.

Presidents Note:

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.