I don't know about you guys, but whether it's the OEM floor mats, or the two different aftermarket mats I've had, the driver's side always moves around. With the OEM mats you could use the anchor, but even them in would just pivot on that axis and end up under the accelerator, which is annoying.
A few months ago I used a grommet punch to make a grommet in the aftermarket floor mats I like but would always slide around, so they could be anchored. However I still had the same problem as with the OEM mats, so today I decided to fix the problem once and for all. I'll write up as a how-to in case anyone's interested. It can be moved to the how-to section if the mods want to, doesn't bother me.
You will need:
- Grommet Kit - This can be had from any hardware store, sadly they only had them in brass finish but whatever.
- Hammer or mallet
- Drill with large bits
- Utility Knife
- Flat head screwdriver
- LH floor mat anchor - You can get this from any second gen LH car. They may be the same on other Chrysler products (wouldn't doubt it, and on first gens, but I don't know. To get it, you slide a flat head screwdriver under it and pry it up until the clip releases, then you slide the lower base of the anchor our from under the carpet.
First, remove the floor mat and place it on something you won't mind the drill touching. Turn the floor mat over and place it face down. Measure (or eyeball it) where the second hole should go relative to the first.
Load in a large drill bit, but should be slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the grommet (you want a nice, snug fit).
Drill through the bottom of the floor mat. Turn the mat over and drill the the hole again to clear out debris.
Test fit the inner part of the grommet. It should fit snugly. If it doesn't fit, widen the hole just enough so it does.
Follow the instructions on the back of the kit and install the grommet using the provided tools and hammer or mallet.
The floor mat is ready! Now comes the fun part. You will need the mat, the second anchor, and a utility knife.
Install the second anchor onto the floor mat. Place your floor mat in the car in the exact location it will end up being anchored.
Life the corner of the floor mat up but ensure that the anchor is where your want it to be. Then slice the carpet in the two places for the anchor to be installed.
Insert the anchor into the rear cut. Once it's in position, you will need to fiddle with the clip and the carpet. The insulation and the carpet get in the way of the clip, so use a screwdriver and a pair of pliers to pull the other end of the anchor out of the forward slice.
Press the anchor down until the clip snaps into place.
Install the floor mat, and done!
Never again will the floor mat wander around the floor, look messy, or get jammed under the pedals.