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Old 03-15-2009, 02:46 PM
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1993 in dash radio removal!

I have an OEM radio that I want to replace. The front cover panel has 4 very tiny holes at the corners. I assume this is the mounting screws or tabs. I need some input on the removal process. The newer CD/FM radio is a Sony that requires a new harness but it says that for my model does not need a new mounting assembly kit. Is there anyone who has input for this?
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:37 PM
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Cut 2 strips of coat hanger and bend them into U shapes.
Push the ends into the holes.This will release the radio and you can slide it out.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:13 PM
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New radio fits snug right into place. The removal "tool" looks like this...

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Just push in, shove to the sides, and pull out.

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:42 PM
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thanks. i am sure 4 nails of correct size would work as well.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:06 PM
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Actually, you probably want the coat hanger wire loops (or the similarly shaped tool), you need to be able to work them a little bit to get the radio to release and nails would require too many hands moving stuff all at once
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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As well as press all four at once. If you go by a local shop they will probably let you borrow thier tool for a minute to pop it out.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:29 PM
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get urself some DIN tools from crutchfield. I have a 93 that i just replaced the head unit in. push them in firmly and yank the s.o.b. out. it took mine some convincing to come out but i finally got it.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:16 AM
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i would just get the removal tools, if i still had mine i'd let you have them. they were 3.99 at wal-mart.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:28 PM
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Or if you happen to come south you can stop by my house in Oak Hill and use my tools.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:20 PM
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Wow man, that was a great question, it really helped with mine. I have had tghe same problem and now I know You guys are the greatest...I am in love...now its a love hate...I am missing my glove box(beceause of an tempremental 9 year old I drive around) and I can see two clips that hold the stereo in. When you insert said long and pointy it SHOULD push the clips in, which allows you to pull it out. When I push the coat hanger in, it pushes the clips out making it harder to pull out....I need a tool anyone mind telling me where I can buy one(wally does not have one and no one I know drivres a ford that would have it)

Would a motorize face plate(that pops out and slides down specifially a dual XD7500N) work with my pick-up. I noticed that it has the XLT trim and the OEM HU there is a a problem with space. I cant realyl explain it, but the radio sits in the pocket and would a new HU stick out far enough to allow the face plate to drop down?


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Old 01-17-2010, 08:51 PM
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stop at any parts store and get them
http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Det...913_0054344782
that is what you need
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:56 PM
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When I push the coat hanger in, it pushes the clips out making it harder to pull out.
For details on how the clips work, click my black Bronco in my sig & read the captions in the Radio Removal album.
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...the radio sits in the pocket and would a new HU stick out far enough to allow the face plate to drop down?
Depends on the HU. Download the owner's manual before buying one & read the install instructions.

BTW
All trim levels have the same dash pad that protrudes above the radio.
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