where to buy tool for h/u?! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Boat Hunting ;)
 
younggun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: adelaide
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
where to buy tool for h/u?!

hey guys,

I was wondering where everybody got their tool to remove their AU2 head unit from?? I have rang heaps of places and repco were the only people who said they may be able to get one in, but even they wernt to sure.

So where has everyone else gone for theirs and roughly how much was it??

cheers

steve


AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
younggun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Boat Hunting ;)
 
younggun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: adelaide
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
ah it doesnt matter now, I rang up tonkins audio, and they told me to pop down and they took it out for me!

AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
younggun is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 01:43 AM
Drives like a Grandad
 
greg6099's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 112
Presumably not giving any secrets away but teh stems of four large pop rivets inserted into the four holes of the head unit releases the 'catches' which allows the unit to be removed.

Cost - depends if you got some in the bottom of your tool box.

AU1 XR6 VCT IRS

Never hold a Dustbuster and a cat at the same time.
greg6099 is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
Boat Hunting ;)
 
younggun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: adelaide
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
yeah greg, I tried four nails which just fit, and I got the click noise like the proper tool gets, but couldnt get the pull out, must of been because my nails wernt groved at the end to stop them from comming out or some thing.

any way its out now, and I recommend to any one to ring up a shop and ask how much it is to JUST have it taken out before buying the tool, the same thing may happen to you and could save you a few dollars!

AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
younggun is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-03, 06:32 AM
Drives like a Grandad
 
greg6099's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 112
Have used the el-cheapo pop rivet stems several times with no problems.

AU1 XR6 VCT IRS

Never hold a Dustbuster and a cat at the same time.
greg6099 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-03, 03:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Down here in Melbourne
Posts: 167
AUII Head unit removal tool

Hello guys,having recently removed my AUII 6 disc h/unit to remove a stuck CD,I found the gregory's AU workshop manual has the dimensions of the tool used which is a U shaped piece of wire 3mm diameter,the straight shank of the U is 52mm long,the distance between the U ends is 37mm centre to centre of the wire,wire diameter is critical as I found out,don't forget to have your security code ready before you remove the unit,hope this helps
Cheers Bill.
Ford jeepman is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-03, 06:45 AM
Yeah .... I am here
 
XR8fella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Coffs Harbour NSW
Age: 35
Posts: 751
i rang up strathfield car radios and they had a box of the tools there, and gave me a set coz they said they got the box full for free anywho

His :
Black AU II XR8 Manual Ute
Hers :
XR8fella is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-03, 08:31 AM
Bourbon powered V8
 
JC-XR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Posts: 4,787
Got mine free from Strathfield too!

__________________________


AU1 XR8 Auto 147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)

AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)

Member of:
FPV-XR Club ACT
AUFalcon.com
ATPS (honorary)
JC-XR8 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-03, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
Boat Hunting ;)
 
younggun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: adelaide
Age: 30
Posts: 1,633
yeah i called strathfields, but the one I called didnt have any, I might try a few more though, it could be useful to have a set!

now ive just gotta try and mount my new Head Unit!! Its a sony explode, does anybody happen to know how I mount this??! i havent even looked yet!

AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
younggun is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-18-03, 06:15 AM
Yeah .... I am here
 
XR8fella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Coffs Harbour NSW
Age: 35
Posts: 751
when i put the 2 seperate units in my AU, i had to put the metal cradle in the spot i wanted it, drilled holes in the sides of each cradle while in place and then pop rivetting them into spot. did that make sense ???

His :
Black AU II XR8 Manual Ute
Hers :
XR8fella is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brake caliper tool duncanda Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 1 10-10-03 02:03 PM
Turbo selection tool XR6 VCT UTE Superchargers | Turbos | N2O 0 05-15-03 03:25 AM
Getting rid of the tool icon in EL after service... Doggyboy Australian Falcons 2 03-18-03 01:02 AM
Tool to cut through bonnet to install vents b-juggles General Tech 17 02-25-03 08:28 PM
Is timing chain tensioner tool EA 3.9 necessary? EA S General Tech 4 07-25-01 05:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome