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Removing The Becker Head Unit


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Hi guys,

I am adding the rear speaker kit this weekend and I just realized the Becker office in NJ are closed for the entire weekend starting today at 4PM.

Can I remove the Becker radio using a regular removal tool or does it have to be the Becker specific one?

Thank you so much,

Gustavo

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You'll need keys to do it, but they are generic VW/Audi/Porsche radio removal keys and look like this:

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and go into the slots in the bottom corners of the radio. Once in, insert a screwdriver to pull with. Once out, push the blue tabs on the side to release the keys before re-insterting radio. Most installers have 'em and I'm sure for a few $ they'll let you borrow them for a minute or to just to get the h/u released.

If you bought the rear kit from PNP, he usually includes a set of keys at no charge.

NOTE - if you have an '03-04 Boxster, you'll be hooking up the speakers to the amp anyways and really don't need to remove the h/u except to gain a little more working room.... thought I'd add that JIC.

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You'll need keys to do it, but they are generic VW/Audi/Porsche radio removal keys and look like this:

and go into the slots in the bottom corners of the radio. Once in, insert a screwdriver to pull with. Once out, push the blue tabs on the side to release the keys before re-insterting radio. Most installers have 'em and I'm sure for a few $ they'll let you borrow them for a minute or to just to get the h/u released.

If you bought the rear kit from PNP, he usually includes a set of keys at no charge.

NOTE - if you have an '03-04 Boxster, you'll be hooking up the speakers to the amp anyways and really don't need to remove the h/u except to gain a little more working room.... thought I'd add that JIC.

Thank you very much Cassiebox,

I am gonna get the generic VW keys, since I actually fabricated the kit myself and hooking it up to the HU (I have a 01 Boxster).

I will let you know how it goes.

Gustavo

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I have heard of people shoving nail files, shirt collar stays, and other stuff into the slots. I have never tried this because I have the correct removal keys. The correct keys lock into the head so you can pull the head out.

When I bought a Becker Traffic Pro from Crutchfield there were universal keys in the box.

I know the key from the correct Audi will work. Did not know if it was also used by VW.

Do you live near Becker in N.J.? I think Becker has been owned by Harman Kardon for several years.

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post-23680-1191707274_thumb.jpgHey Gustavo, I've removed many of em. I just use a long knife blade,skinny enough to fit the side slot. All you have to is trigger that blue tab on both side

Hi guys,

I am adding the rear speaker kit this weekend and I just realized the Becker office in NJ are closed for the entire weekend starting today at 4PM.

Can I remove the Becker radio using a regular removal tool or does it have to be the Becker specific one?

Thank you so much,

Gustavo

:renntech:

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I think Becker has been owned by Harman Kardon for several years.

Correct sir. I worked for Harman International for ten years and I worked with them when they bought out Becker around 2001 or 2002. Harman also owns the Harman Kardon, JBL, Infinity, and Mark Levinson brand names (plus many more). It's a pity I didn't own my Porsche back then as we used to have Becker head units and CD changers floating around the office.

Kirk

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