You need DIN removal tools. About $5-10 at a parts store, or even Wal*Mart
in the automotive stereo section.
Those four holes are access ports to the clips that hold your stereo in the
dash. Sure, you can fashion something out of a wire clothes hanger and get
by, but the proper tool makes removal a breeze. The DIN tools not only
release the clips, they also aid by acting as handles to slide the stereo
out of the dash.
Even if you will use them only once, it's worth the time and aggrevation
saved to spend the $$$ on the tools.
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go to autozone and for about $3-$4 you buy two pieces of stainless steel
metal shaped like a U. its by the radio cable display... you will need
this to get the radio out... first you gonna have to push the radio all
the way back in....then put the two U shaped metal pieces into the
Four holes(2 on each side of the radio) this will release the Barbs that
are holding the radio in place... you then pull the radio out..... it
might take a few tries... remember if the barbs are not released by this
tool the radio is not gonna come out... its similar to the bard on a
A lot of Ford stereos have two small holes on aither end. Ford has a radio
removal tool which consists of two U-shaped brackets. You insert these
brackets into the holes, and I forget you either squeeze them together or
pull them apart -- but they'll remove the stereo in about three seconds.
Gary E. Tayman/Tayman Electrical
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