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Smiles
10-13-2009, 03:22 AM
Hi Guys,
How do I remove a head unit when the clip inside the radio, where the key grips, is broken?
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koolade9
10-13-2009, 10:02 AM
so you broke you radio keys off in the removal slots? could you expound a little more.

thanks,

htfan
10-13-2009, 12:32 PM
they're not all broken are they?

if only one is broken you can probably still push it out from the back of the unit (need to remove some panels) and work it out.

I had a similar issue... one of the 4 would not release but I could still push it out from the rear.

Smiles
10-14-2009, 12:10 AM
Not me, panelbeaters... Long story made short: Car was in accident (female), airbags deployed, panelbeater replaced the dash and broke one of the clips. I refuse to take it back to them...

I tried pushing it out, but no success. That one clip is stuck and i'm afraid i'll damage the trim.

htfan
10-14-2009, 02:59 PM
...I tried pushing it out, but no success. That one clip is stuck and i'm afraid i'll damage the trim.

so the HU won't even budge with only one corner being held?

sounds like the cage around the HU may be tweeked a little. My HU moved quite a bit and that's how i was able to push/work it out.

Smiles
10-15-2009, 12:45 AM
I am scared might damage radio... So i can push it out? I will give it a shot.

Thanx

htfan
10-15-2009, 09:45 AM
I am scared might damage radio... So i can push it out? I will give it a shot.

Thanx

You do need to be careful. On my B7 I removed the glove compartment during the install to get better access. I was able to get my right hand behind the HU and provide slight pressure and movement.

koolade9
10-15-2009, 09:47 AM
You do need to be careful. On my B7 I removed the glove compartment during the install to get better access. I was able to get my right hand behind the HU and provide slight pressure and movement.

+1

keep in mind, you can remove the glovebox and the driver's knee bolster to gain access to the sides of the headunit. Should be straight-forward from there.

ipop07
12-29-2009, 12:00 PM
great, just what i was going to ask...i love that search button:) (and the the text box:))

petercw2
12-29-2009, 03:25 PM
mind describing how to remove both of those for us less experienced? Mine has the changer in the glove box too.