Stereo unit removal

How and what is needed to remove the console for the stereo and ac controls.
Mine came with a cassette player and have a OEM cd player to install.
I notice the bottom has clips that probably removed and are loose so the bottom pull out some. Is it just clips that hold the console cover plate on?
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Does the radio have two holes on each side? If so, cut two wire coat hangers and bend to a U-shape so that the ends of the "U" fit vertically into the two double holes. Push in and wiggle/apply pressure and you should be able to pull out the radio. Or...you can buy a special tool that you'll use once that does the same thing.
Craig
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You need to remove the radio/player first to get at the screws also holding the console on :( The screws are inside of the radio housing!
Instructions for removal of a radio/player <http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/headunit-removal.htm .
You need a couple of bent wire tools to remove the unit which can be purchased very cheaply, say, 1 GBP to $2 from any motor type store or Ebay.
To fit a unit not designed for a Ford car you may/will need a cheap wiring adapter similar to
<http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-ISO-Wiring-Loom-For-Car-Radio-CD-Player-NEW_W 0QQitemZ9741197029QQcategoryZ14932QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem>
(Not needed if the replacement originates from a Ford car)
Ford radio/players are 'double height' so if fitting something smaller blanking plates are readily available on Ebay.
I fitted a 'no name' radio/MP3 unit costing 50 GBP and needed both the wiring adapter and blanking plate.
Note also that Ford radios have a security code that needs to be entered if you remove and then re-apply the power. If the replacement unit is a Ford unit do you have the security code? (the code is obtained from the radio's serial number and can be obtained from many crack sites - or perhaps ask here)
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