Hello Folks,

Much has been said on removing the spring between the Xantia's brake pad and the rubber mushroom and replacing said spring with a similar length and diameter piece of conduit.

What I haven't seen is how on earth you remove the said spring. Reference to the Haynes Manual indicates that to remove the pedal you need to remove the dashboard (and I ain't doin' that).

Is the spring mechanism clipped the the pedal arm?


I don't want to go in there boots and all and wreck the mechanism...

Thanks in advance for any replies...


Andrew Matusiewicz
1999 Xantia SX 16 valve 5 speed