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Old 05-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question Need some hints in removing an aftermarket radio

Hi guys!

My aftermarket radio in my YJ hasn't really ever worked. So, being a Saturday, I thought it might be nice to remove the said-mentioned radio, however it's been a complete pain in the ass to remove because it's not a stock radio and I haven't found the faintest clue into how to get into the back of the radio and remove whatever bolt/clip/etc may be there.

I managed to remove the bezel without damaging the radio or metal clips.



Now, I can see a clip or something that resembles a clip from this angle:



So, I suppose my question is: How the heck to I remove this thing?

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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What brand is the unit? Certain brands require a key to remove them from the metal sleeve that is mounted in the dash. Certain brands can be removed by carefully opening up the locking tabs on the sleeve. Once you get the radio out of the sleeve, you can see what is keeping the sleeve from sliding out of the dash. It is possible that it has a screw in it. These jeeps don't have much support for the head units, so installers and backyard mechanics often got creative when it came to jeep installs.

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What brand is the unit?
Hmm, I don't believe it has a key, but I can definitely be wrong! It's a JVC KD-S17. I'll look for a few ways to pop the tabs.
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The key generally looks like a long piece of aluminum that slides between the head unit and the sleeve. If you still have trouble, you can try a local mom and pop type stereo shop. They are usually pleased to help diy'ers on a budget.
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The key generally looks like a long piece of aluminum that slides between the head unit and the sleeve. If you still have trouble, you can try a local mom and pop type stereo shop. They are usually pleased to help diy'ers on a budget.
Well, all it took was a screwdriver and a little force. You were right! Thanks a ton

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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I like the installs connectors............. Not

Glad I could assist. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about installing a new one.

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