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Time to clean or replace the Pots

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Alex Townsend, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    So guys. I'm having accelerator issues on my Fanatec CSR Elite pedals. Basically they don't ever get to 100% fully depressed and when released it goes down to about 10% and flutters around that level sometimes going below and above and sometimes eventually settling down to zero.
    I've been searching for ages on the Internet forums and how to websites for any information as to what Pots they use or how to repair or clean them.

    Anyone out there in the community have any experience of cleaning these things?
    Hints and tips/Dos and Don'ts most welcome.
    Or if anyone knows the model numbers so I can maybe just replace them and have some spare for the future would be even better.
    I have asked Fanatec if they can advise the model number or type but they've nit got back to me yet. Only to advise previously that they dont stock replacement sensors for these pedals only for CSPs
  2. kamackeris

    Premium Member

    I have a set of t3pa pedals and after a bit of use I can't seem to get 100% either
  3. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    Do they use potentiometers?
    If so it could be the same issue. I'll be getting some contact cleaner this weekend and will attempt cleaning.
    The Fanatec pedal, once adjusted to the next hole on the pedal shaft decreases throw but has temporarily fixed my issue.
    This due to the runner going further into the accelerator pot housing and thus the wiper using a slightly different track within the pot.
  4. Just normal cleaning would do it, that contact stuff only attracts more dust.