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1999-2003 Ford Windstar radio removal procedure

I want to remove the radio. I have the pull out tools, but when I try to pull them, the radio won't come out. Do I have to remove the dash trim around it? If so, do they just snap out if I pry it?

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  • doctor jet Dec 01, 2008

    how do tou remove the front panel from the dash?

  • Bobodonk Jan 02, 2009

    I also am having trouble removing my radio. Have used the Ford Radio Removal Tool but to no avail. I suspect the clips holding the radio tight have become bent/warped/damaged in some way, preventing the removal tool from working properly. If there is ANY other ways of getting the radio out (without damage if possible), I'm all ears.

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I just removed my radio today from my 2003 windstar. i bought the "radio removal tool" from ford (8 bucks) but could have used a wire coat hanger. The trick is to insert the tool/hanger into the holes and push them to the outside like your spreading them. the radio comes loose , no tugging or prying.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • DEBI GRADY Nov 02, 2012

    WHAT IF YOU DONT HAVE WIRE HANGERS

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Remove the trim around the radio face be careful not to break it, it should snap off its a delicate proceedure take radio face plate off ( if equipped) radio should come out

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

  • DEBI GRADY Nov 02, 2012

    NOTHING IS BUDGING.....DOES NOT JUST POP OFF...I'M DOING THIS TO GET THE CODE FOR THE KEYLESS ENTRY AND IT IS NOT ON THE WHITE STICKER WITH ALL THE BLACK NUMBERS ON IT

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    LW LW Mar 09, 2015

    2003 ford windstar has 4 screws holding the trim/bezel on. 2 above the radio which needs to be removed before you can see them. and 2 behind the cup holder.

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How to remove radio in 1999 ford windstar

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