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How to remove stock radio

I know you can get little prong deals to pop the radio out, but I'm cheap and don't want to go buy any right now, is there a way to pop the radio loose from the dash without the special prong tool. I tried a couple coat hangers with no luck.

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The easiest thing to do is get the radio pull tool from the store. Man I can't believe your that cheap. Walmart sells the radio pull tool for like 5 bucks.


Other then that making your own tool is the only other way. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.


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I usually don't have the tools with me when I need them. If the radio isn't stuck (sometimes happens), I have managed to remove it by making the tools out of a coat hanger, just need about 4-5" bent in a U shape with a hook bent in the ends. I have also worked the radio out one catch at a time by inserting a scribe or allen in the hole.

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I usually don't have the tools with me when I need them. If the radio isn't stuck (sometimes happens), I have managed to remove it by making the tools out of a coat hanger, just need about 4-5" bent in a U shape with a hook bent in the ends. I have also worked the radio out one catch at a time by inserting a scribe or allen in the hole.
I have used nails to remove the radio.


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I've used 4 small screwdriver before, but the tool is worth it and I think its only $3-4.

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The easiest thing to do is get the radio pull tool from the store. Man I can't believe your that cheap. Walmart sells the radio pull tool for like 5 bucks.


Other then that making your own tool is the only other way. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
Not necessarily that cheap more like it was 3:30am when I posted and I was half asleep. I've been meaning to get the tool but keep forgetting, I've been to Wal-mart 3 times in the past day and always forget. But I had that 3am itch to work on the truck and finally get my new gauge cluster in that I've had for a while. Thanks for the info guys.

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ive always had luck with just a couple pieces of metal coat hangers.
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I have used nails to remove the radio.
X2....2 days ago as a matter of fact.

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You could just pull the whole dash bezel off and push the clips in from the back. Thats how I got mine out one time.
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x 4 on the hanger.

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