97696 Banks PedalMonster

PedalMonster®
Installation and Owners Manual

Part #s 64310, 64311, 64312, 64313, 64320, 64321, 64322, 64323, 64330, 64331, 64332, 64333

Please read through the following instructions thoroughly before starting your installation. If you have any questions please visit our Support Page.

PedalMonster Mobile App

Google Play Store

Apple App Store

PedalMonster Installation Video

00:00 Unboxing PedalMonster with iDash
01:24 PedalMonster Stand-alone Installation
05:41 PedalMonster with iDash Installation
11:36 PedalMonster with iDash and Derringer Installation
16:10 Calibrating PedalMonster using iDash


PEDALMONSTER STAND-ALONE DIAGRAM


Section 1: Installation

Step 1

Power off the vehicle completely and open the driver’s door. Leave alone the vehicle for a minimum of 10 minutes prior to installing the PedalMonster to ensure the vehicle system is asleep in order to avoid setting Check Engine Light.

Some cars have a proximity system that is triggered if a transponder car key is within a certain distance of the vehicle. Place the proximity car key a minimum of 10 feet away to prevent the vehicle electronics from powering on.

If the vehicle does not go to sleep, it’s best to disconnect the battery or batteries. This will eliminate a check engine light as a result of disconnecting the accelerator pedal.

Step 2

Locate the connector at the top of the accelerator pedal. While some connectors face the driver, others may face up toward the dash or to the left.

Step 3

If the connector has a locking tab, slide the locking tab outwards to unlock. This will expose a black plastic button you will pinch to unlatch. Remove the connector from the accelerator pedal.

Below are three common pedal connectors. Most manufacturers use a slide lock to ensure the connector doesn’t accidentally get kicked loose.

Example 1. Slide out grey lock approx 1/8″. Squeeze the black tab. This will release the connector.
Example 2. Slide out grey lock approx 1/8″. Squeeze the black tab. This will release the connector.
Example 3. Insert small flat-blade screwdriver or pick tool.
Remove tool and slide out the locking mechanism about 1/2″ with your fingers.

Step 4

Connect the female PedalMonster plug to the accelerator pedal. Connect the male PedalMonster connector and to the vehicle’s female connector. Ensure both male and female connectors on the PedalMonster module are securely connected to vehicle’s connectors.

Step 5

Reinsert the locking tab on the connectors (if applicable).


Section 2A: PedalMonster Stand-Alone Configuration

Step 1

Connect the 4-to-6 pin OBD-II adapter to either of the PedalMonster module’s 6-pin female ports.

Step 2

Connect the 6 pin side of the OBD cable to the short adapter cable you just plugged into the PedalMonster. Now connect the OBD plug into the vehicle’s OBD receptacle found just above the driver’s left knee. In some European vehicle’s the OBD receptacle may be hidden by a hinged panel above the driver’s left leg.

Do not secure the PedalMonster yet. You’ll need access to the recessed Bluetooth pairing button on the back.


Section 2B: PedalMonster Monster with Switch Configuration

For those with an existing Derringer tuner with a 3-position power level switch, you will need an OBD splitter. Follow the instructions for PedalMonster Stand-Alone kit for module installation. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1

Instead of Derringer’s OBD connector plugging directly into the vehicle’s OBD port, Derringer’s OBD connector will now plug into one side of the OBD splitter as shown above.

Step 2

The OBD cable that came in the PedalMonster kit will plug into the other side of the splitter.

Step 3

Plug the splitter into the vehicle’s OBD port.

Step 4

Calibrate and adjust PedalMonster using the mobile app as explained in Section 6.

Section 2C: PedalMonster with iDash Configuration

NOTE: If you do not have an iDash and will be using the PedalMonster in a standalone configuration, skip ahead to Section 4.

Section 2D: PedalMonster with iDash and Derringer Diagram

Step 1

If using Derringer, 4-Channel, or other Banks Bus modules, the PedalMonster will serve as the connecting hub between the modules and the iDash. Connect the Banks Bus Starter Cable from the Derringer or 4-Channel modules directly to the PedalMonster.

If adding a PedalMonster to an existing Derringer/iDash system, unplug the 6-pin Starter Cable from the back of the iDash, route it to the PedalMonster and connect it to either of the 6-pin ports.

Step 2

Connect the 6-Pin Female Banks Bus cable (supplied with the kit) from the PedalMonster module to the iDash.

Step 3

Connect the OBD-II Cable from the vehicle’s OBD-II port to iDash’s 4-pin port.

Do not secure the PedalMonster yet. You’ll need access to the recessed Bluetooth pairing button on the back.


Section 3: Initial Setup of PedalMonster with iDash

Step 1

Turn on the vehicle’s ignition but do not start the engine.

Step 2

Press any button on the iDash to wake it up.

Step 3

Check iDash firmware version. You must have iDash firmware v119 or higher in order for iDash to communicate with the PedalMonster. To check the firmware version navigate to MENU–>SYSTEM INFORMATION–>IDASH 1.8. If you do not have version 119 or higher, update your iDash firmware here before proceeding. Never updated firmware before? Watch the tutorial below.

IMPORTANT: Updating firmware to 1.19 may cause a loss of custom pages and settings. It is recommended that you take photos of your custom pages so they can be easily re-created after the firmware update.

Version 119 or higher is required to use iDash with PedalMonster

Step 4

Press the Right Arrow on the iDash to navigate into MENU–>BANKS MODULES–>PEDAL MONSTER–>CALIBRATE.

Step 5

Press the Right Arrow to acknowledge YES and confirm the calibration process. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and release the pedal. Repeat the process by fully depressing and releasing the pedal. You should see “SUCCESS. CALIBRATION PROCESS IS COMPLETE”.


Section 4: Initial Setup of PedalMonster with Mobile App

Step 1

Download the Banks PedalMonster mobile app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Step 2

Turn on the vehicle’s ignition but do not start the engine.

Step 3

Activate Bluetooth on the phone and start the Banks PedalMonster app.

Step 4

Press the pairing button on the bottom of the PedalMonster module when prompted by the Banks PedalMonster app. This allows the pairing process to complete by sharing a security key between the PedalMonster module and the phone app.

The pairing button is not necessary on subsequent connections, but required when making a new connection between a PedalMonster Module and your phone. The mobile app will automatically store 5 pairing keys.

Step 5

Press BEGIN CALIBRATION icon to start the pedal calibration. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and release pedal. Click on CONTINUE icon to acknowledge the completed step. Fully depress and release the pedal again to confirm the pedal range and complete the calibration process.

Step 6

Once satisfied PedalMonster is connected and communicating with the app, it’s time to use the supplied zip ties to secure the module and cables up under the dashboard or in a side panel compartment. Make absolutely sure the cables do not get in the way of the throttle, brake or clutch pedals.

Pairing with mobile device

Pairing complete

Pedal calibration

Pedal calibration
Pedal calibration
Pedal calibration
Pedal calibration complete

Mobile App Explained

When the “Connected” light is green, the PedalMonster app is communicating with the PedalMonster module. Starting with City mode, PedalMonster increases throttle sensitivity. It recommended to begin in City mode and increase sensitivity using the up and down arrows.

NOTE: To change modes, increase or decrease sensitivity levels, you must release the pedal completely. The same is true when controlling the PedalMonster via iDash.

The bar graph on the left (FOOT) displays actual pedal position. The bar graph on the right (BANKS) displays commanded pedal position. As sensitivity is increased, the disparity between the graphs will grow.

If the mobile app is disconnected from the PedalMonster module, an on-screen message will prompt you to reconnect.


Stock pedal
City
Sport
Track
Reverse Safety Active
Drop-down menu

PedalMonster increases pedal sensitivity in ten increments beginning with City level 1 being the least sensitive and Track level 10 being the most sensitive.

PedalMonster adjusts for slow speed maneuvering such as around parking lot for improved drive-ability and quickly ramps up sensitivity as the vehicle gets moving.

PedalMonster can sense reverse gear, returning the pedal to stock. The availability of this function varies from vehicle to vehicle. A green light will indicate when this function is available in your vehicle.


Section 5: PedalMonster Settings

SETTING via iDASH

Press RIGHT ARROW to enter MENU. Scroll Down to BANKS MODULES and press RIGHT ARROW to confirm selection
Scroll to Pedal Monster and press RIGHT ARROW to confirm selection
PedalMonster Settings

MODE SELECTION

The available selections are STOCK, CITY, SPORT, and TRACK. STOCK mode will retain factory pedal sensitivity.

CITY mode has a mild sensitivity increase across the pedal travel. TRACK mode has the most aggressive increase.

LEVEL SELECTION

Each mode has 10 incremental levels

SPEED-BASED TRIM

SPEED-BASED TRIM sets the gain based on vehicle speed input. This allows for minimal increase in pedal sensitivity when in low speed (
Tip: You can utilize more aggressive MODE and higher LEVEL as you increase the SPEED-BASED TRIM Level.

TRANSMISSION SETTING

Choose between manual or automatic transmission.

MANUAL transmission setting offers reduced pedal boosting in the 0-20% of the pedal travel compared to the AUTOMATIC. This is to improve the drive-ability during clutch engagement in manual transmission vehicles.

Tip: Automatic transmission vehicles can opt to use the MANUAL setting as it offers different characteristic and some users might find it more suitable.


Section 6: PedalMonster Gauge Layout

Press RIGHT ARROW to enter MENU, and select GAUGE LAYOUT
Available Gauge Layouts – Pedal Monster, Pedal Monster Combo, and Derringer Pedal Monster (if used with Derringer)

Using PedalMonster and PedalMonster Combo Layout

Press UP / DOWN ARROWS to increase or decrease levels. Pressing UP on Level 10 or STOCK will roll over to next Mode. Likewise, pressing DOWN at Level 1 will go to previous Mode.


Using PedalMonster Derringer Combo Layout

By default, Pressing UP / DOWN in Derringer PedalMonster Layout will change PedalMonster Level.
Press LEFT ARROW to highlight Derringer Level. Press UP / DOWN to change Derringer level.
Press LEFT ARROW to highlight PedalMonster Setting. Press UP / DOWN to change PedalMonster Level. Pressing UP on Level 10 or STOCK will roll over to next Mode. Likewise, pressing DOWN at Level 1 will go to previous Mode.

Section 7: Troubleshooting

PEDALMONSTER STATUS LED

Bluetooth Status LED

The Bluetooth Status LED will flash ORANGE when the module is not paired. It will flash GREEN when paired with a device.

Module Status LED

When faults are detected, Module Status LED will flash a diagnostic code. Diagnostic codes are comprised of 2 digits. Each digit is expressed by the flashing RED LED.

A code can be determined by counting the number of RED flashes displayed before the LED flashes GREEN for the first digit and the number of RED flashes after the LED flashes GREEN for the second digit. After the diagnostic code is displayed, additional codes will be displayed in sequence, separated by 4 seconds with the LED off. Once you have written down all diagnostic codes being displayed, consult the following tables for a description of code along with the action to be taken.

Fault codes can be also displayed via iDash or PedalMonster app.