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Removal of my Alpine CDE-7872 from my 1998 Dodge Neon

Hi, I need to remove my CD player from my car - I've taken off the faceplate and moved the unlocking pins so that it should slide out but I cannot get it to budge - am I missing an important step? Is there a good place to grab the deck from?

Please help I need it out by morning

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Hi there,

it sounds like your trying to remove the cage that holds the CD player in, you need to slide to small flat screen drives either side of the unit between the cage and the unit, then remove the cage after.


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