Removing stock radio

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  1. D3VST8R96GT

    D3VST8R96GT Well-Known Member

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    Lower din CD player..... removal tool can't spread enough to engage..... need to remove bezel....

    Any pointers?
     
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    what tool are you using? i think i made one from a wire coat hanger. pulled it right out.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I've used the painstaking 4 screwdriver method.

    I've also managed to just undo the 2 bolts under the unit and pull the whole thing out (if the bolt in the dash is undone already because it somehow got lost ;p )

    Are you using the actual tool from the parts store?
     
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    yup i've always used a cut wire coathanger for mine. they can be a little pain in the ass though.
     
  5. D3VST8R96GT

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    Yes the little u shaped tool.... my coat hanger was too flimsy.... I can't pull the radio out with the bezel, all bolts are out its stuck like a mofo
     
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    sometimes the spring clips get bent back the wrong way and its just impossible to get the removal tool on the right side to make them release. At that point there are two screws above the radio, and one in the back of the dash that hold that front panel in place. If you can't remove the radio you will either need to break off that last screw behind the dash, or you will need to break the radios face off. Neither one is a big deal, just pull the dash straight out and the screw mount will snap off or stick a screw driver into the holes the removal tools are supposed to go in and then pry it up/down till it breaks off.
     
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    Gonna break it
     
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    did you end up getting it in?
     
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    Yeah I broke everything lol
     
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    I had a similiar issue, i just jammed the tool in and forced it out. Wasnt going to use the stock radio anyway soo why be worried lol