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I want to remove the face of sony stereo when i leave my car for security but dont know how it clips off.

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What model is your radio. I know you said Sony, but, there are many different kinds (xplode,) if you can provide this information I will most likely be able to help you

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Thats the anti theft mechanism. usually theres a button, or switch you have to press or change somewhere on the stereo. Usually on the base part behind the detachable face.
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