1-888-955-6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

One pair of "DIN" removal tools for select vehicles

for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+ for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+
Zoom
  • Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

    Front

  • Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

    Installation

 

Our take on the Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

by Tim Sprinkle

These U-shaped DIN tools are used to remove factory radios from the dash of many vehicles. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if these tools are compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

See more info on this item

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 2 U-shaped DIN tools
  • Instructions

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Overview: These U-shaped DIN tools can be used to remove factory radios that have two holes on each side of the faceplate.

 
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

Average Customer Review:

398 people say:

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left
Filter by rating:
5 out of 5

Release tool

Written By Rob B, Cheyenne Wy on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked the first time... Way better than a coat hanger
Pros:
Perfect fit first time
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, garner ia on Monday, August 25, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
works great
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Removal tools

Written By Wayne, Sheridan, Wy on Sunday, August 24, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
A must for old radio removal.
Pros:
A must for radio removal.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Whittier, ca on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked as advertised
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Schenectady, NY on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked great
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Easy!

Written By wooter, Utah on Friday, August 15, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Much better than using some hangers!
Pros:
Perfect fit for Fords Inexpensive
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

easy

Written By quick and fast, las vegas nv on Saturday, August 02, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
It works
Pros:
Easy to use in and out
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
3 out of 5

Product was ok.

Written By Mark, East Prairie, Mo on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This product was definitely needed for my radio removal, however I found the tools very flimsy. It took several tries to be able to keep enough pressure on the tools to get the radio to release. Once the radio was loose the rest of the procedure as a easy.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Worked!

Written By JamesM, Logan, OH on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
They worked. Simple as that
Pros:
Directions were appreciated, really simple and the radio was out in about 1 min.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Removal tooles.

Written By Matthew, Quincy FLorida on Monday, July 28, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
well they worked very well, got it out, and keeping them so IF/when I have to replace the radio that was in it, I will have everything I need to put it back in.
Pros:
Simple, quick and they worked. Thanks
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Very helpful tools

Written By Removal tools...thumbs up!, Easton,PA on Monday, July 21, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Very helpful in pulling out the old unit.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
1 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By JennyK, Kansas City on Sunday, July 06, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
We spent a good 45 minutes trying to get these to clip in on my 03 mazda tribute radio before we gave up and just took the dashboard apart to get the radio out which actually only took about ten minutes...
Cons:
didn't function
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Good!

Written By Ali, Lafayette, CO on Friday, July 04, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
It took a bit of manuvering and good placement to figure out where they went, but once you found it, you could easily feel them pushing the tabs out of the way. Great product!
Pros:
Got the radio out fine
Cons:
Hard to put in right in my car
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

SIMPLE

Written By kapuyawn, San Jose, CA on Saturday, June 28, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Easy to use
Pros:
simple and effective tool.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Radio Removal Tools

Written By Al, Oklahoma on Friday, June 27, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
A little tricky but worked just fine!
Pros:
correct tool
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

great item

Written By Anonymous, Iron, mn on Saturday, June 14, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked perfect for what I needed!
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, SLC, UT on Thursday, June 12, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Do the intended job perfectly.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Works as advertised

Written By Lee, Missouri on Monday, June 09, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
The Ford removal tools work as advertised with no issues.
Pros:
See above.
Cons:
None.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Nice tool

Written By Joe, Pinellas Park, FL on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tool worked exactly how it was supposed to. Made removing the factory radio in my Explorer a breeze.
Cons:
none that I can think of.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

ford radio removal tool

Written By Rob, Springfield Il on Friday, May 16, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
they do what they're made to do
Pros:
works on ford and mazda
Cons:
there are some stubborn vehicles out there (as well as ham fisted installers) if the tool is pushed in too far or at the wrong angle, you can make a 20 second job, into half your afternoon
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

easy to use

Written By lizcast, merrillville in on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
easy to use, makes the job 100% easier
Pros:
all to gain
Cons:
nothing to loose
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Ford / Mazda removal tool

Written By eROCK, Chicago, IL on Friday, May 09, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This is just a tool to remove the factory radio. That's all it does. Most documents say this is for FORD vehicles, but I assure you that it also works in MAZDA.
Pros:
Works in both Ford and Mazda vehicles.
Cons:
One time use, and will probably never need to use them again.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

removal rool

Written By jyoder, Bristol, Indiana on Friday, May 09, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Working perfectly for removing my stock stereo
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Well those are handy

Written By Saule, Austin on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Pretty straight forward. Place, snap, pull, the end. Made removing the factory unit a breeze.
Pros:
everything
Cons:
nothing
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

easy to use

Written By Anonymous, Greenfield, mass on Thursday, April 24, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
usually use works perfectly
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

Removal Tools

Written By Hal, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, April 19, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I am only giving a 4 star rating to these tools because I did have some problems using them to remove my old receiver from my 2002 Mazda Tribute. They did not snap into place as the instructions said they would. I had to use a screwdriver to help pry out the old receiver. It actually took longer to get the old receiver out than to install the new one. I will give the benefit of the doubt and concede that the problem might have been my old receiver. I did read online that some people have had problems getting the old receiver out of this vehicle.
Pros:
Seems like tools would be good if they worked.
Cons:
Did not snap into place.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

Does what its suppose to

Written By brandon, SoCal on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
It took off the stock radio, kind of messed it up a little. but it didnt take off the bottom CD player
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

NICE

Written By clearvisionauto, California on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tools are perfect
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
NoNE
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

94 Cobra Mach 460

Written By Rob94Cobra, Belton, Tx on Friday, April 11, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Nice very good quality tools to remove Ford radios from the 90's and prior.
Pros:
Worked flawlessly. Wish I had them back in the 90's instead of paying others to remove the radios.
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Helped Remove my Factory Radio!

Written By 2001f550, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
 
Replaced the factory A/M-F/M radio in a 2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty with another factory radio with a tape deck (to play an iPod as well as add factory rear speakers), and these were required in order to remove the radio. They fit right in on the first try, and allowed me to easily slide the radio out of the dash, no dash disassembly required! Great product, and cheap to get! (:
Pros:
Worked great, Cheap to get, Helps installation.
Cons:
What is there really to complain about? They work great!
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Tools worked like a charm

Written By Ted, NH on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
These things are great. They work just like the instructions say: push them into the holes in the radio until they snap into place, pull apart and out. Radio came right out.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Removal tools

Written By John B, Mishawaka IN on Sunday, April 06, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tools work great. Very nice that they were included in the deal I purchased from Crutchfield
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, United States on Friday, April 04, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked just as they should have. I did have to squeeze the points together just a bit fot them to go in the factory radio though.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

Metra 86-5618

Written By Gualberto, Caguas, PR on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tried this on my 2002 Mazda Protégé and had some hard time removing the radio. I had to figure out how to use it in a effectively way but at the end did its works
Pros:
worked fine once you figure out how this works.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By DeweyM, Henderson, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked as advertised!
Pros:
Works!
Cons:
None observed...
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Dummy proof

Written By SirVesa, Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
They work. Enough said. Pretty hard to screw it up.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

stick it in and pull it out!

Written By me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Not something built to use everyday but worked perfect.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

great free item..

Written By errors, Dauphin, PA on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Made it simple to remove my factory head unit
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

worked great

Written By Anonymous, kewanee IL on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked
Pros:
Works
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

works sort of, but radio did not fully release

Written By Chuck, Newark Valley, NY on Sunday, March 30, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I could see that the device was engaging the radio tabs, but the old radio did not want to give up. I wiggled and pulled it so much that the dash started to come off. Then I was able to get the radio out and then just snap the dash back in.
Pros:
sturdy
Cons:
Doesn't seem to release the radio as expected; maybe it was just an old finicky radio....
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Worked as intended

Written By Kevin, PA on Friday, March 28, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked as intended
Pros:
Worked as intended
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Very Helpful

Written By JJC, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tools worked great. In an older vehicle it took just a few minutes to jiggle the old unit out of the opening, but the tools worked perfectly fine. Insert them, listen for the clicks, push to the outside of each side of the radio and pull.
Pros:
Easy, worked as described and were free with the purchase of the new head unit.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
1 out of 5

din removal tools

Written By walter o, woodway,tx on Monday, March 24, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
couldn't make this work . had to take car to a local shop and they removed old radio for me. i have installed a number of radios over the years but this one stumped me.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Miguel Mtz, Amarillo on Monday, March 24, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
It worked,
Pros:
Real easy to use. Once I figured out how to use it.
Cons:
Instructions could have been better.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

does what its supposed to

Written By Jermaniac, RI on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Not much to say about this , it does exactly what its supposed to .
Pros:
easy to use , radio popped right out.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Worked flawslessly

Written By LeeG, Mars Hill,NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Nice they include it free with an order
Pros:
Free
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

great din removal tool

Written By Dylan, glendale utah on Sunday, March 09, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This din removal tool is great. The build quality is good will be used again over and over.
Pros:
Good solid tool.
Cons:
Nothing
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Removes factory radio

Written By Anonymous, Goose Creek, SC on Saturday, March 08, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Does what it's supposed to perfectly
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Review

Written By Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews, Hartford, CT on Saturday, March 08, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
easy tool to use
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Works good

Written By Flyboymd11, Coldwater, MS on Friday, February 21, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works great
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

used tool to remove old radio

Written By bertf, norwood, ma on Monday, February 10, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Tool made removing my old factory installed radio/cassette player easy.
Pros:
works like a charm.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

No problems

Written By IslandBoy, Indian River, MI on Sunday, February 09, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Perfect
Pros:
Works great
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

Radio Removal Tool

Written By bsb4655, Batavia, IL on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
The most difficult part of the installation of the new radio. Had some trouble getting one side to release. Ended up removing the center front panel and visually aligning everything. Not a big problem, took no more than 10 minutes.
Pros:
Did the job.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Solid product.

Written By Vince, Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Worked perfectly with factory radio to remove it.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Removal Tools

Written By PM, Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works as intended, no issues
Pros:
Works fine
Cons:
Instructions were a little vague and did not specify which direction to apply the pressure when removing the factory unit. After inserting, apply pressure outward as if spreading them part before pulling.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta GA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Perfect! Made removal very easy.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By HUD, Amarillo, TX on Sunday, January 19, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Really helped to remove factory radio
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Madison, WI on Saturday, January 18, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Does exactly as it is meant to do.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Jordan, Vancouver, BC on Friday, January 17, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Awesome freebie from Crutchfield. They work as intended, no strings attached. And they work on any ford vehicle which makes them a must have for my family ford fleet.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Ford radio removal tool

Written By Roger, El Centro, Ca on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Easy to use, stereo just slid right out.
Pros:
Good instructions, easy to use, worked flawlessly.
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Factory removal tools

Written By TerryG, Ashtabula, Oh on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
First time using the tools. Work just like they are suppose to.
Pros:
Pretty slick tools. Thrown in for free with radio.
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
3 out of 5

Good tool, poor instuction.

Written By SEUT, Moab, Utah on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I tried and tried to make this tool work but couldn't. I happened to have an old for stereo in the garage so I was able to look at what was happening behind the faceplate, out of sight. The directions should explain that the outward pressure is pushing in four little tabs, and that you really have to push pretty hard in that outwards direction to get those tabs out of the way when you remove the old unit.
Pros:
Worked fine
Cons:
Directions do not explain enough.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By William S., Castle Rock, CO on Monday, January 13, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Made remove very easy
Pros:
worked great
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

factory stereo removal tools

Written By hott1, Wrightsville, PA on Monday, January 13, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Easy
Pros:
Worked great
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
1 out of 5

Radio Removal Tools

Written By RogerH, Murrieta, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014
 
The tools probably would have been nice, but Crutchfield never sent them. Although I did not pay for the tools, one of the reasons Crutchfield hooked me into buying it through them was because the tools and some other items were included in the price of the radio. You know...... FREE
Cons:
Would have been nice to have received them to make the install of my radio even easier. As it was, I had to make my own tools to pull the old radio out.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

Metra 86-5618

Written By JoshB, Denver, CO on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
The tools worked on one side but not the other. I had to use other tools to get the other side out. They are very finicky and I still do not know why they did not work on the one side but did on the other. They helped but did not get the deck out quickly like they should have. The instructions also did not specify which slots the tool are supposed to be used in. on the first try I was not putting them in the right locations.
Pros:
Helped
Cons:
But didn't get the deck all the way out.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Right tool for the job

Written By Curt, Redondo Beach, CA on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Wow, all this time I was using four nails to remove the factory radio from the Fords. What a snap having the right tool for the job.
Pros:
Perfect
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
1 out of 5

Nice looking product but worthless in the end

Written By SVO, Houston, Texas on Thursday, January 02, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I have used similar tools for DIN sized radios in the past and never had a problem. These were worthless as they would not release the factory radio to allow it to be removed. Finally tore the dash apart to remove the radio.
Pros:
They look nice
Cons:
They didn't work
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By FredD, WV on Thursday, January 02, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works as advertised
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Perfect tool

Written By Popeye, Cave Creek, AZ on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Perfect tool for the job.
Pros:
Love that I got this free from Crutchfield and I didn't have to make it out of coat hangers like the guy on youtube.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Written By JimS, Westminster, MD on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Pure genius. The best things are simple answers to tasks that would otherwise be arduous. These simpl