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Old 05-14-2003, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
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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??

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Old 05-14-2003, 00:39   #2 (permalink)
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ah it doesnt matter now, I rang up tonkins audio, and they told me to pop down and they took it out for me!
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Old 05-14-2003, 01:43   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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!
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Have used the el-cheapo pop rivet stems several times with no problems.
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Old 05-17-2003, 03:50   #6 (permalink)
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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
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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
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Got mine free from Strathfield too!
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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!
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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 ???
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