G27 Potentiometer Replacement

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Ross Garland, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Ross Garland

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    I'm having issues with throttle control, and have found out that my throttle is faulty. Under normal calibration, it spikes constantly at all times regardless of pedal position. Using the Bodnar calibration thing I've set deadzones to prevent spiking at min/max pedal range, but it obviously still spikes at anything in between.

    So, looks like I need a new potentiometer, possibly three since I may as well do them all at the same time. Does anyone know where I can get like-for-like potentiometers for G27 pedals?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Phil Davies

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  3. Ross Garland

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    Thanks for the reply Phil. :thumbsup: Someone sent me a handy cleaning guide the other day, which I tried out yesterday. It was actually quite simple as long as you're careful, and worked like a charm! No more spiking in my throttle, and it was immediately noticeable in-game.

    G25/G27 Potentiometer Cleaning Guide

    Thanks for that second link too, I'll definitely be bookmarking that one for future reference. :)
     
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  4. Phil Davies

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    No worries buddy,I'm glad you've got them sorted,Mine could do with a clean too,So thanks for the link :thumbsup:.
     
  5. Bliglum

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    I did the clean, it only fixes it temporarily. So is there no replacement for these?
     
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  7. Dennis Phelan

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    I believe they are a special potentiometer but they are available. I thought mine were going bad and picked up a set online but never had to use them, still have them somewhere I think.

    Spec's are here: http://www.thesimshop.com/
    Might try this: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/450D103F7/450D103-6-ND/183274

    My ten year old g25 just quit on me, the wheel went bad. The pedals, never a problem and I had removed the case/cover, the pot's were just sitting in the dirt/dog hair/dust environment that lives under my desk adn I had no problem!
     
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    Bought 5 or 6 from Digikey about 3 years ago. Think it was £25 delivered to UK... worked & still working great.
     
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  9. JoelGL

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    Is this the exact same one for G27 pedals (1 for each pedal)?
    https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/450D103F7/450D103-6-ND/183274

    Nothing else needed? Just taking the opportunity to order while I have a relative in the US.
     
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    Yes that's them. You will need to snip off the three circular ends for the pedal connecting wires to fit but completely simple to do. 1 pot per pedal & I must of ordered 6 because I have 2 sets of G27 pedals.
     
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  11. FGuerra

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    Dou you know where to find digital ones? Thank you and regards from Brazil!
     
  12. Tardy Tony

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    Probably will be only a temporary repair. Maybe swap the clutch and throttle. I just gave up and bought a replacement.
     
  13. Ross Garland

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    It was indeed temporary. Had the same problem again and did what you mentioned, swapped the throttle for the clutch. Unfortunately a year on and in having the same issue again! It might be time to invest in some new hardware. :p
     
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  14. Patrik Bachrati

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    I ordered last year some of these: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=CT3062-ND but i found out these are not good, because in default pedal state, when i am not pressing it, it shows that i pressed in some amount. Don't know why and i don't know what is the difference between the one you suggested in the forum and the one i had in this post. Can anyone tell me why should be the ones i have are wrong and why are the https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/450D103F7/450D103-6-ND/183274 ones are good? Or i need to fine tune these potentiometers with some software?
     
  15. SOLO59

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    Maybe try recalibrating your pedals in the Logitech software? I've never replaced pots before, but my guess is to recalibrate em.

    When I had G27 pedals, every couple weeks I had to clean them... As I had to keep taking them apart to clean them, I eventually broke something "by an accident" and got myself t3pa pros. But those needed cleaning after a couple years of use. The Pots on the t3pa pro's are nicely covered up "mostly." Theres a small hole feeding a wire from the "covered up pots" to the pedals. I figured this where the dirt and dust must be coming from, so I simply taped off that round hole with a small peice of electrical tape. I feel confident now that the pots are completed covered up, my pedals won't spike or "not fully depress in-game/software" anymore.
     
  16. Tardy Tony

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    My T3PA pedals started spiking within a few weeks as opposed to six years for my G27 pedals.
     
  17. jrod22145

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    Hey all you g25, 27, and 29 or 920 owners check out this website they sell replacement potentiometer kits for our pedals they also have a few other mods for the pedals that I'm also trying out...will be arriving here today...took like 4 days to ship from Italy to the USA...will report back with my first impressions once I get them all installed
    https://www.3drap.it/logi-mods/
     
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    Saved as favourites... cheers!!
     
  19. Tardy Tony

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    Brilliant thanks. Looks like I can keep my G27 shifter instead of replacing it.
     
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  20. GuitarTech

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    For anyone in Europe having this problem, Banzai music in Berlin have a huge selection of Pots and other electrical components. I use them for all kinds of stuff for my business as a luthier and guitar tech.
    I think these: http://www.banzaimusic.com/Alpha-24-DS-10k-lin.html are the right ones. I compared the dimensions with the Pots in the link, and otherwise they look correct. 10K, Lin, D-shaft etc
    Be sure to get lin pots, and not log, there is a huge difference: Log pots will not work correctly in pedals..:thumbsup:
     
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