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Old 08-06-2002, 04:09   #1 (permalink)
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I have what might seem like a stupid questin so please dont execute me, I have an EA 1990 model, no mods or any hting like that, but I have a tape stuck in the tape deck and I cant get it out. Ford dont seem to want to help me with this and I cant really afford a new head unit, it is the original sterio for the car. Any resonable sujestions will be attempted.

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Take the deck out of the dash open it up and remove the tape. A half hour job. Check the operation of the deck before putting it back. You may find a foreign object in the deck or a broken or displaced spring.
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PS I'm hesistant to suggest this but you may also be able to carefully lever it out with a pair of small long nosed pliers and a thin screwdriver but don't force anything and be careful. The remove and dismantle methode is slower but much safer but I admit I have also used the pry method before.
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my tape player doesn't work :( any sugestions???
i've been tempted by using the hammer on it..
i gotta save some money to get a cd player then all will be good.
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aussieblue: the stereo in the E series is a little too easy to remove, isnt it?

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Yes; one torx screwdrive only required.
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