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I'd like to know how to get my stereo out without having the special magic Ford wand. A lot of you have replaced them, I see. There are a few obvious ways to do it, but my chainsaw is out for repair.
Hope someone can help.
 
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magic wand

It's only about $5.00. It's worth it, you could try to go in there with allen wrenches but if you mess up the tabs in there it could be a big pain in the ass.
 

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use 2 peace of a coat hanger bent into a u shape then insert eact side of the u into the holes then pull away from the radio, with a firg grip but not to har then slid the raidio out straigh or it will buckle and get stuck and u will have to fight with it. i removed mine with a coat hanger i got from the dry cleaners.. or was it the one that was here when i moved in??? lol either way didnt cost me nothing cept 5 min of my time to make it... anf then 5 more min to remove the radio deck.
 

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The problem is if somebody has tried to remove the radio before you and has either bent or broken the clips. Your in trouble.

A radio with decent clips can be out in less than 30 seconds. I've also spent over 30 minutes ripping the face plate off and use flat screw drivers to break/bend the clips to remove the radio.
 

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If you haven't done anything to it yet, you should be allright. The coat hanger thing works, tho. That's how I got mine out. Took about 15 seconds. Make sure not to go more than 1 inch in to the stereo, and then apply a little ******d pressure on the hanger/clips. Many people push the clips in and then pull straight out. You have to push the bars/hangers away from each other to release the clips on the side of the radio.
 

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if hangers dont work, disconnect the neg. battery cable, and maybe the + to lol, take a very large skill saw and cut a square hole in the dash around the deck as deep as possible, from the vehicle u wish to ubtain the deck from, parked in the mall. skill saws work 2, having a cordless 1 really helps!!
 
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