Question about Microsoft Wireless Race Wheel 2 for Xbox 360
Pedals broken on xbox 360 microsoft wheel.. There was something rattling inside so I undid 12 of the 14 screws (other two are sealed behind serial number sticker) and a small metal contact tab fell out which looks like it's broken.. Any clues how I could fix this? I don't think its still under warrantee so would MS fix it for small fee?
I've see a lot of posts where people have had issues with the Microsoft racing pedals not working properly. Usually the throttle just races away when it is suppose to be at idle. I had this problem and after taking apart the pedal set more than once to try and fix it - it's made so cheaply - I gave up.
So, if you want a good fix, here is what I did. I got a set of Madcats 2 pedals, which are X-box compatible (craigslist) - other pedal sets may work but then you would have to figure out the wiring on your own which took me considerable time NOTE: These do not have to be the Madcats pedal set from the force feedback type, just the standard pedal set will work.
I went to home depot and bought a wall phone jack. I then took the bottom off the Madcats pedals (the Phillips screws are under the square rubber pieces which you can peel off with a small blade - common screwdriver) and you will see there are 4 wires going to the cable that normally plugs into the MC2 wheel. Pop the face plate off from the phone jack but don't throw it away and cut the cable on the inside of the MC pedal set about 2" from the grommet. You can pull the grommet out of the slot and discard the cable. Carefully strip the insulation on the 4 wires (Brown, Yellow, Blue and White). I've done the hard part, which took me about 5 hours so here are the correct wire color match-ups. The phone jack has Green, Black, Red and Yellow wire hook-ups. Connect the MC-Yellow to PJ-Green; MC-Blue to PJ-Black; MC-Brown to PJ-Red;MC-White to PJ-Yellow. Now you can plug in the phone wire connection from the wheel into the phone jack and try out the MC Pedals. Much better? What I did next was cut a hole in the back of the MC pedal case (make sure it is not in-line with where the bottom plate weight goes. I used a hole saw just smaller than the phone jack and then used a razor knife to form a good fit fro the phone jack. Remember the face plate? Get yourself a good pair of sturdy Scissors and cut around the circle on the face plate. Now put the phone jack in the hole you made from the inside of the pedal housing and snap that little disk you just cut out from the face plate onto the phone jack from the outside of the pedal base. Now you may want to glue the phone jack in place on the inside of the pedal base just so it stays put. I used epoxy putty because it kneads like play-do and is easy to push on place. Also it sets up in just a few minutes. Now just put the bottom plate back on the MC pedals and put the screws back in. You will find that the MC pedals do not have the same problems that the Microsoft pedals did like the sticking throttle problem and they are much more responsive.
Posted on Jul 08, 2012
HI, the best solution for this issue is to allow Microsoft to repair this wheel assembly. the linkage seems to be broken inside the assembly and the parts needed are not available for consumer purchase. only MS can repair this device.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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