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Cannot get the radio out

I would like to remove the radio and replace it. I have the "tools", but cannot get the unit to move. My mechanic has also tried several times, and said that there may be a ground strap holding it in. Any help appreciated...

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Getting those radios out can be a pain! I worked at Ford/merc/lincoln for some time in the past and knowing what I was doing still broke the special tools to pull them out. Assuming your tools are the correct ones and in good condition put them in til you feel them in place and pull them to the side away from the radio and I would rock the radio up and down a little while trying to pull the radio out at the same time. You may want to try to push the radio in first as you pull the 'tools' to the side hopefully relieving pressure of the clips that are holding the radio in then start rocking the radio as you pull the radio out. The clips that hold the radio in is the problem and not being able to see what your doing hoping the tools are doing its job releasing the clips is quite aggravating, I remember all so well. I wish you luck, hope this helps

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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