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I have a 1991 Oldsmobile 98 with a casette stuck completely inside. I want to get it out. It makes an awful sound each time the radio is turned on or off. Thanks, Wes

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  • daddyolds195 Apr 23, 2009

    I want to get the casette out and save the radio. I prefer that the cassette player continue working, but would be happy just to have the cassette removed.

  • daddyolds195 Apr 24, 2009

    The answer was very helpful. I have not done the work yet, but the directions are clear. Thanks!

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You are going to have to remove the radio from the dash and then take the top cover off the radio chassis to gain access to the tape stuck inside.
Here is the radio removal procedure:
You need to remove the plastic part of the dashboard that covers it. To do that remove the two small bolts at the very bottom (there just to the sides of the ashtray drawer and down a couple inches further), then pull the wooden looking trim (at the top of the panel) loose that runs all the way across the front of the car, it just clips in so pry it loose, just be careful not to break it. The top of the panel just clips in too, but it's not near as tight as the trim, so pull out at the bottom of the panel and it should come right off. Once that's off the stereo is held in by 3 screws. Take those out pull the stereo forward, disconnect the 32 pin connector and the antenna, and it's removed

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    yadayada Apr 23, 2009

    If u remove the cassette from the radio as I instructed the radio will work again, the cassette when it loads hits a switch that turns off the radio so the tape can play, the problem of the cassette is almost certainly due to a defective rubber drive belt, it always is, these go bad from age and Ozone in the air.

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