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Head Unit Removal

nvs_sle

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Hey all,
i know this question is stupid and could have been asked a few times, but i hear that the stock radio's ar a b*tch to get out! JUst wondering on what the quikest and easiest way to get the old radio out is, as i dont wanna have to start pulling my dash apart like ive heard of some people doing to get it out.
Cheers guys and sorry about another topic on this!
 

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you have to pull the dash apart to get access to the security screw they have. there's a plate screwed to the back of the HU and then screwed to the metal ribbing behind the dash. you can either try and undo it with an angled screwdriver a fraction of a turn at a time or just use a hammer and chisel like installers do.
 

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cheers bangers, but there surely has to be an easier way than to pull the dash apart! anyone done it any differently?
Not that i've heard of mate.

And as far as the clips holding the unit in, 2 hacksaw bladesground into a



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shape in the inlets on the side and she'll pop right out after the screws been taken out
 

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can any of u guys maybe give me a little guide of the easiest way to do it, cause i mean pulling the whole dash apart to maybe realise i only need to remove certain sections will realy p*ss me off...haha..anyway thanks for the help so far guys
 

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Remove all the pieces surronding the current radio. Might not need to, cant remember but either way its better than splitting a piece of brittle plastic.

As for removing the old radio there is a security screw behind it and to the top i believe which, once a piece of trim is removed you can get a ruler into the gap (metal of course) and give it a good whack with a hammmer and it should sheer off.

Then just insert the clips (as shown above, about 3 posts) or like crafted ones, and push and it should trigger the spring releases.

This is how i did it, didnt break any of my dash at all and radio still works fine


Or the other way is to get the biggest flat bladed screwdriver you have, a hammer and take to the radio and smash the ****er into bits
:w00t:
 

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Or the other way is to get the biggest flat bladed screwdriver you have, a hammer and take to the radio and smash the ****er into bits
:w00t:
not the best way but hey vice grips worked wonders for me:thumbsup: chomp chomp, rip its internals out
 

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Gee, quite a savage approach:yeah:

lol:D

Love-it:thumbsup: Crikey, I can just see you blokes smashin the **** out of that old player:D I've been wanting to do that for about, err 7 years:whistling
 
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