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justinvh 05-04-2013 09:20 PM

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.

http://i.imgur.com/bVkpiIq.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/jpw6Lm8.jpg

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

SquareLite 05-04-2013 09:53 PM

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.

justinvh 05-04-2013 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SquareLite (Post 3720143)
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.

SquareLite 05-04-2013 10:18 PM

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.

justinvh 05-04-2013 10:27 PM

[Fixed] Need some hints in removing an aftermarket radio
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SquareLite (Post 3720213)
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 :)

http://i.imgur.com/GLwMIoK.jpg

SquareLite 05-04-2013 11:59 PM

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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