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Sony Car Stereo Removal

I have a Sony Car Stereo that won't stay on. I'm sure it is just a loose wire, but I don't know how to remove it from my '95 Ford F-150 dash. My son bought me these two flat tools specific to Sony, but I can't figure out how to use them? Is there a 'standard'? Or do you need my model number to give me direction? I am sure the stereo was installed prior to 2003, but after 2000. Thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help!

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SOURCE: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Factory Stereo removal

Aparantly you need to carefully remove chrome strips either side of stack. I just found this out today and haven't done it yet to see what kind of plug it has at the back(so if you find out please tell me)

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