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hucqym

cdr220 radio removal tool stuck

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Hello,

I inserted the removal keys into the two slots at the bottom two slots, with the curved slotted edge on both keys facing inwards. They clicked in but I am unable pull out the stereo. Did i insert the wrong way? Do i need to do something else to get the radio out?

Quick reply much appreciated.

Thanks

Hakim

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You can release them from the plastic clips on the side once the radio is out.

Thanks! glad to hear that. So I did put them in correct orientation?

and now to get the radio out I just yank it harder?

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I wouldn't yank - but pull alternately on each side. It fits tight, which is good so it won't rattle.

phew! finally managed! after an hour of struggling for what should have really taken just a minute. The **** thing was just jammed and wouldnt budge.

Here are instructions for any other soul: (This is for becker cdr220)

0) Good idea to remove front control panel and get it out of the way.

1) Insert the radio removal key in the bottom two slots of the front plastic frame (the curved/notched edge facing inwards on both)

2) The key should just tuck in snugly and then wont come out till you get the radio out.

(Now i read instructions somewhere about lever the two keys away form each other and then pull the radio out but nothing of that sort was required).

3) If all is well you should just be able to pull the radio out holding on to the removal keys

If you find your radio still stuck in. Follow these steps. You may probably have PCM/GPS or something else above the radio but I have a cup holder.

4) unclip the side switch panel from the top and forward

5) This makes it easier the remove the front frame of the cup holder and access the 4 screws. remove them and out goes the cup holder.

6) Now you can access the radio body easily. Reach out to the back and give it a good push! voila!

...and now lets try to hook up my iphone! :)

Thanks Loren! for your prompt reply! as always! :)

Hakim

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I ran into the same problem with the radio being hard to remove. I found it much easier to throw a tie-wrap on each radio key. It gave me a much better grip and I was able to pull the radio out in seconds whereas I was cutting into my fingers without them.

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