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This is my fourth older Ford so i was conscious it would need the removal tools to relax the radio. However, i cannot obtain it out at all, ns think the clips are damaged as it seems like someone may have actually attempted to remove it before. Spent over one hour trying to obtain it out through no luck and also I gotten rid of the neighboring bezel together well.Basically the tools click in yet no matter exactly how much ns pull from side to side, the won"t budge and is close to break the radio apart. Ns wouldn"t psychic leaving the radio in there however the factory cassette player has actually this constant clicking once you placed a ice in and also the screen is dim.
So you push in the devices until the clicks, climate you spread them apart and also it doesn"t disengage the clips?Someone had borked one of mine on mine 97 mark VIII. Ns was may be to accessibility it by removing the the blog post center but I can"t mental any access with my 89 Cougar.Inserted:
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pushing out on far end to compress clip:
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I snagged a brand-new clip from a automobile in the junk yard and also fixed it, the radio isn"t great, but I didn"t desire to change it with another factory deck or aftermarket yet.
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Thanks for the pic, I"ll have actually to try it again as the pic better explains the removal, it"s been 6 years due to the fact that my last Ford so I might have been doing the wrong. That seemed favor they might be messed up together someone had actually the dash apart prior to but my guess the was for the headlight switch.
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I took the end the OEM radio a couple of weeks back and had the same issue. I even bought the removal device from the auto store.I could feel the tool click in and the radio was loose using it, but it still felt favor it was hanging increase on something.Ended up wiggling that around and also I coincidentally ripped turn off the prior faceplate turn off it. Sort of upset since I did desire to store the original radio.It came out eventually however was a ache in the ass.I have actually take out a couple of ford radios before and also never had such a problem.

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step 1. Take it it to the low end of town. Action 2. Leaving the home windows down. Step 3. Leave for an hour. Step 4. Radio has actually been generously removed free of charge...lol
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Got it the end the various other day, I eliminated the swarm bezel and also pushed ~ above the ago of the radio while making use of the clips and it freed the up enough to get it out.
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