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Getting to my radio's antenna plug

How do I pull my car radio out to install my sirrus antenna adapater

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Re: getting to my radio's antenna plug

Depends on the radio but with most models when you bought it new you would have gotten two flat strips pieces of metal which should be inserted left and right between the radio and the radio bay. They will push aside the spring locks and then you can gently pull it out.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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