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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

One pair of "DIN" removal tools for select vehicles

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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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

The tools to remove the radio from my 2003 Ford Ranger worked so very well. The radio came right out so we could replace it with the new one that I ordered from Crutchfield.

Anonymous, Dunlap, TN

What's in the Box:

  • 2 U-shaped DIN tools
  • Instructions
Reviews

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

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590 Reviews

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Dunlap, TN on 8/21/2016

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools to remove the radio from my 2003 Ford Ranger worked so very well. The radio came right out so we could replace it with the new one that I ordered from Crutchfield.

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Charlie from Levittown, NY on 8/20/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised, even though this is a terrible set-up to begin with. Good job Ford.

Pros: Only way to really remove the stereo.

Cons: Limited to only this type of installation, and not a very good set-up, at that.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Stockton, CA on 8/18/2016

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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Great tool. I was able to remove my stock fast and easy

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Brent from Hilo, HI on 8/17/2016

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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These tools made removal of old radio a snap!

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Boyce from OK on 8/14/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product

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Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Norman, OK on 8/11/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Must have to remove Ford radios that require them for removal, so much easier than a hanger

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Anonymous from Newark, OH on 8/9/2016

2004 Ford Focus ZX5
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No doubt the easiest way to take out the factory head unit

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Great Item Great Price Fast Shipping

kubotacrazy from Nashville, TN on 8/9/2016

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great for a free tool

Pros: Simple to use and worked great

Cons:

Removal tools.

pope from Cleveland, OH on 8/9/2016

1999 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools work well.

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Gary P from New Iberia, LA on 7/29/2016

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool fit as advertised but was difficult to remove factory radio in 03 F-150. If I would of had to pay for this tool I would have used a metal clothes hanger and cut/bend to fit in the holes. I've done that in the past and was easier than the tools I got with the radio.

Pros: Free

Cons: Difficult to remove OEM radio.

Remove tool

Dave from Stanchfield, MN on 7/18/2016

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool works very nice can be bent to fit all radio

Pros: Works good

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/13/2016

2003 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good tool at a great value.

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IMdy from Houston, TX on 7/7/2016

1999 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

Pros: good engineering

Cons: none

Fits Stock Ford products

Jim R. from Killeen, TX on 7/5/2016

1998 Ford Escort
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits as advertised. Zero complaints

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: None

Worked!

Tim D from Rockford, IL on 7/3/2016

1997 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like it should

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Need to pry a little to get enough wiggle to unlock and release hold downs, you'll see in replacement radios the locking tabs that click into hold radio to remove

Difficult

Inkdemt from Central IL on 6/28/2016

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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Item did not work for me. Not completely positive that it was because of how the factory radio was installed but did not release the radio from the dash as designed

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Anonymous from Portland, OR on 6/27/2016

1984 BMW 533I
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Used to remove vintage radio, worked perfect

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Not happy

Gil D from Kilauea, HI on 6/27/2016

2005 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not clear enough instructions with kit. Radio had five holes per side on double din oem unit. Diagram was not clear enough only showing two per side .

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Nate from Duluth, MN on 6/21/2016

2003 Ford Taurus SES

Does what it is supposed to.

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Simple tool better than coat hanger

Woodio from CT on 6/16/2016

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job. Easier than trying to make my own.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Had to bend them to align to the holes.

Great!

Mark from Palmdale, CA on 5/26/2016

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very handy! Makes removal of the stock head unit in a 2005 Ford Escape very easy. Wouldn't have wanted to mess with it without these.

Pros: Makes removal a snap...took a few tries but otherwise worked great.

Cons: None to speak of...

2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE-Parts_1

Duane from Maricopa, AZ on 5/26/2016

2002 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as designed.

Pros: Correct tool for the job.

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nice tools

Anonymous from Lilburn, GA on 5/25/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work well

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Anonymous from Glen Cove, NY on 5/22/2016

2006 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, easy to use.

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Factory radio removal tool

Ron from North Branch, MN on 5/22/2016

2015 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome tool I literally had the radio out in 10 seconds (would have been less but I had to get situated in the passenger seat and cut open the bags first)

Pros: Super easy to use and fast removal

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Red Tedd from Dallas, GA on 5/19/2016

1998 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work

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Ford tool

Nomad H from Prairieville, LA on 5/19/2016

2000 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like a charm every time

Pros: Easy to use

Cons:

Handy to have

Fordguru from Athol, MA on 5/17/2016

1997 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great to have to remove a stock Ford radio but did not need for my application.

Pros: Makes quick work of removing stock radios.

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makes Ford Stereo removal super easy

Big Al O from Keller, TX on 5/11/2016

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took only seconds to remove my stock Ford Stereo

Pros: makes for quick removal of stock stereo

Cons: none

Little tricky on mine, but works well.

Jeremy from Evansville, IN on 5/7/2016

2000 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item took a few tries to get the stock stereo out of my F350, but it does do the trick IF you know a tip. The trick is to push out on the tools (spread them apart) to release the locks on the stereo. Until you do this, it will not come out.

Pros: Pretty strong metal, withstands force needed to remove radio.

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Worked perfect for me

BK from Chico, CA on 5/2/2016

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installation in my super duty clean and easy.

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Super easy to use!!

T-MAXX GUY from San Diego, CA on 5/1/2016

2010 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools made the radio removal super i mean super super easy on my 2010 ranger.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: No cons.

Works great!

Nver from Spokane, WA on 4/24/2016

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Factory radio removal tool.

Rick0308 from Salem, VA on 4/23/2016

2004 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the job of removing you factory radio a easy.

Pros: Doesn't cost extra, easy too use

Cons: non

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Tom from Camden, OH on 4/18/2016

2006 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super Easy to de-install factory radio with this tool, a must so you don't screw up old mounting hardware to remove old radio.

Pros: A must to use, and have.

Cons: Non

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal

Rick from Lebanon, TN on 4/17/2016

1997 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very helpful.

Pros: Worked well.

Cons: None.

would work

William from Oak Ridge, TN on 4/15/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't need this as my factory radio came out 12 years ago, but the tools themselves were of good quality and would be useful if needed

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DLG from Crawfordville on 4/13/2016

2000 Ford Taurus LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a time using these after the install to remove the radio for troubleshooting.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Could have been wider, but maybe experienced folks know how to use it better than me.

You don't need these at all

Jake from California on 3/31/2016

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For this year of ford ranger you do not need these at all. They are more of a pain to use. Just take the whole radio unit off. It is only 2 bolts on the bottom and then simple push pins on the top. Makes life easier, and then you can detach the power to your cigarette lighter, and aux.

Pros: None

Cons: Trash can

My First Time

Emily from Aiken, SC on 3/28/2016

2002 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Oh my, this was my first time ever buying a new radio and full kit to replace a factory radio. I received my radio very fast, just in time to install before my brother saw it (my gift towards his first car). The installation kit was fairly simple, but, I could never get those darn plascit pieces to click into place the way the instructions said they would do, so I had to do my own little method of sticking it all together and chucking parts I didn't need. In the end, I got the radio in the dash, all hooked up , and it turned out great. The quality of sound is perfect and my brother was a very happy kiddo. Overall, plastic pieces could've been easier to use, but hey, when you're as inventive as I am, you'll find a way to make it work.

Pros: Quality and sound of radio

Cons: Putting together the plastic fitting for the radio to slide into was difficult

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 3/28/2016

2003 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was my first car stereo replacement. The factory stereo was double-DIN, so I needed two pairs of these U-shaped removal tools. These were included for free with my stereo purchase from Crutchfield. I had to compress the U a little to get them to fit in the holes, then push it in until it snaps. It took me a few tries to get the factory stereo all the way out because the removal tools kept pulling out when the radio was only halfway out. With a little more lateral force, it came out on the third try.

Pros: As a rookie, I removed the factory radio in 3 minutes.

Cons: I was confused at first with the ends of the U tools didn't line up with the holes in the side of the radio. Once I realized I had to squeeze them, it was straightforward.

Easy to use

Jason h from omaha, NE on 3/23/2016

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the removal tool was easy to use and worked great

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Waste of time

Rob D. from Water Valley, MS on 3/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not sure if the issue was my stock radio being uncooperative, or using tools totally unsuited for the task, but these were a waste of time. I could get one side to release but not the other. I was close to getting an RMA from Crutchfield and sending it all back. I finally managed to get the stock radio out by using a Stanley Wonderbar.

Pros: none

Cons: didn't work for me.

Metra 86-5618 Din tools

15Josborne from Taylorsville, KY on 3/10/2016

2004 Ford Taurus SEL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think these tools were a waste of time for me. I could not get the radio out with these for any reason. The two tips of the tool were too small to release the spring clips inside the radio. I had to end up buying some better ones from an electronics store, they were way better. If I could have left them out of the order and knew better, I wouldn't have purchased these.

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Had trouble

Kent from minneapolis, MN on 3/10/2016

2002 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could not make these things release the clips on the side of my car radio. I jiggled and twisted and pushed and contorted and got really frustrated. Crutchfield technical support couldn't help. Finally I had to take other measures.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: did not work (for me)

works

Jeff from ballwin, MO on 3/6/2016

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

pulled out stock radio with these easy

Pros: works

Cons: none

if you need it, buy it.

de from san diego on 2/29/2016

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't use the hanger trick, that MIGHT work. Just save the time and trouble, and buy these.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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Chris R from marysville, WA on 2/29/2016

1990 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

work awesome and were free

Pros: could not remove stock radio with out them

Cons: none

Extremely satisfied.

Luis from Dallas, TX on 2/25/2016

2001 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools are tools and without the right one it's hard getting the job done. Having said that these factory radio removal tools made the job just that much easier.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None.

98 ranger

Jstone from Salem, In on 2/24/2016

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit into the radio perfectly, however the radio wouldn't budge on one side. Could have been the age of the radio.

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2003 Grand Marquis

Rhoe from Grove City, PA on 2/22/2016

worked perfectly

Pros: It worked!

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

A K from indianapolis, IN on 2/16/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, and would work perfectly on any radio that wasn't taped down on the inside like mine was.

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Simple

Steven from oklahoma city, OK on 2/15/2016

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are really simple to use. Just hope your radio doesn't crack like mine did.

Pros: Simple, easy

Cons: None really

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Lake Denizen from paso robles, CA on 2/4/2016

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly. Removal of the old radio took seconds with these tools! Some years ago I needed to remove a factory radio from another vehicle and looked for these tools at the dealer and also the local NAPS Auto Pars. They were not available. Needless to say trying to use Phillips screwdriver was not as easy as this removal.

Pros: Works perfectly for Ford radios.

Cons: None

2003 Mazda Tribute

Farris from Santa Cruz, CA on 2/3/2016

2003 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awful and Painful! These did not work for us at all, after watching all available videos, and trying for more then an hour we ended up having the stereo removed professionally and spending $35 to do so. Even the professional laughed at them...

Pros:

Cons: they didnt work, and were painful to use.

They work

goingtoneedabiggerboat from Richmond, VA on 2/1/2016

2003 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these pins worked as expected for a 2003 Mazda Miata.

Pros: pins worked as expected to depress the clips

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Perfect

David from milan, IN on 1/31/2016

1997 Mazda B4000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked exactly how they were supposed to. I have never done anything like this before, and i had my radio out in 30 seconds.

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A Simple Tool

Joe from Forks, WA on 1/30/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A simple tool that saves you making one. It's great that the vendor includes this with your new stereo purchase. It's a simple tool that you have to have and would not think of until you need it.

Pros: Simple and impossible to screw up

Cons: None

Removal Tool

Rob from Mechanicsville, Virginia on 1/17/2016

2004 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool allowed for successful removal of radio

Pros: Allowed for removal of radio

Cons: Took some tinkering to get radio to release. Would be nice if it had some type of locking mechanism that unlatch the radio, lock, and then let you pull straight out.

Handle tool, not worth more than a coat hanger though

Tubagoat from Ohio on 1/5/2016

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hand tool that worked well. But, not worth more than you'll spend on a coat hanger that you can cut up and shape to similar size.

Pros: Easy to use, worked first time.

Cons: Not worthy more than you'll spend on a coat hanger that you can cut up and shape to similar size.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

David from Strafford, Missouri on 1/3/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm. What else can I say.

Pros: Worked Great!

Cons: None

Good tool to have

JoshO from Texas on 1/3/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as advertised when used correctly. Took out factory radio from 04 F250 in seconds.

Pros: Works well for job, no nonesense.

Cons: None

Really not needed

Pat D from Michigan on 12/30/2015

2002 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First let me state that my 3 star rating is not based on the quality of the product, but on the actual need for it to remove a factory Ford radio. I took an ordinary wire coat hanger. Cut and shaped it into the same dimensions and effortlessly pulled the radio out of my Crown Victoria. As long as the wire is stiff enough to disengage the locking tabs on the radio it will work as well as any manufactured removal tool. Sorry to the people selling this ,but no one actually needs it to get the job done and done correctly.

Pros: Looks like it is well made.

Cons: Not needed to remove Ford radios

Perfect

Eric N from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on 12/28/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

Pros:

Cons: None

Super Simple

ohsnapp from Ohio on 12/28/2015

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy even a husband could use it.

Pros: Simple and straightforward. Was included free with my order. Thanks!

Cons: None.

GREAT

LORRI from Virginia on 12/26/2015

2002 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

OK

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Cons:

Easy

Jay B from Georgia on 12/21/2015

1993 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: none

Works

Bob from WI on 12/17/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. Popped out my factory radio in about 2 seconds with these

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

good removal tool

Jim from Minnesota on 12/16/2015

1998 Ford Club Wagon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes quick work of removing the factory radio.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

5 stars

Aaron from Utah on 12/14/2015

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are so easy to use.

Pros: Made removal of stock stereo easy and came free with new stereo.

Cons: None

Easy to use

Uuuuh from Utah on 12/10/2015

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

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DaveD from Ohio on 12/4/2015

1999 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly !

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Factory removal tools

Jon from Michigan on 11/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple tool that does exactly what you expect.

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They work great

diymiser from New York on 11/13/2015

1999 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A very simple tool, but without you have a hard time to remove the stock Ford stereo.

Pros: Worked first time after I bent them to the right shape

Cons: The ends were too wide for the opening and had to be bent to fit

makes radio remove eas

chuck from Texas on 11/12/2015

2004 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have a head unit that has the little holes in the side these make removing a snap.

Pros: works as advertised

Cons: none

Does the job

Jason L from Justin, TX on 11/11/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bent when I used it but that is more Ford's fault for a crappy radio release system than anything. Would have been nice to have been stronger, though.

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GP from Florida on 11/11/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very useful

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Perfect Tool

thomas from Massachusetts on 11/9/2015

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Perfect Tool for the job.

Pros: The Perfect Tool for the job.

Cons:

tools did not work

Dennis in Oregon from Oregon on 11/6/2015

1998 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried for 20 minutes to engage the stock radio retention clips with these two tools provided. They did not release the retention clips. I ended up destroying the stock radio in order to remove it from the dash board.

Pros: free

Cons: did not work

Simple but Necessary

Chris F from Pennsylvania on 11/6/2015

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple but effective and removing the factory 2-DIN unit. I don't want to know how hard it would have been without this tool.

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great!

Mitch from Oregon on 11/2/2015

2001 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what its supposed to very quickly and easily.

Pros: Works

Cons: Nope

Did not need them.

JVP from California on 10/25/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am sure they are fine, but I didn't need them. Came with the package.

Pros: N/A

Cons: None

Helps out tremendously

RodneyS from Hoschton Ga on 10/25/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price every Ford owner should have these. Got mine free from Crutchfield thanks.

Pros: Makes taking Ford factory radio out a breeze

Cons: None

ranger radio

ranger from Massachusetts on 10/22/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish I had these before

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: None

Crutchfield Comes Through Again

Joe C from Minnesota on 10/20/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Metra Factory Radio Removal Tools worked Great. I was extremely pleased that I didn't have to pry open the dashboard of my 97 Crown Victoria.

Pros: The Perfect Tool for the Task.

Cons: Pulling the Tools Left, Right and Out at the Same Time. However, No Screwdriver Marks make up for this.

Radio Extraction Keys

MAH from Indiana on 10/16/2015

2001 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These extractions keys are only as good as the slots you insert them into in the radio you are removing. In my case, the keys inserted on the right worked fine. Unfortunately the key slots on the left were defective. I had this verified at an auto audio shop. They offered to do a work around removal for $85 to $170.00 depending on how long it took. No thank you. Did my own work around with a drill, hammer and large screw driver which doubled as a chisel and the extraction keys on the right side. Caching, no charge. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Pros: Indispensable when the radio being removed has no issues.

Cons: None.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

GeneC from Wisconsin on 10/14/2015

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great on my 1995 Ford F150 factory AM/FM radio removal.

Pros: Worked perfectly.

Cons: None

Not enough

Scott from henderson, nv on 10/12/2015

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio was supposed to have 4 installed of 2 (what was sent). Why put in model of car if you get sent wrong stuff? Took car to audio shop since I didn't have spares laying around. Had other problems but I believe it was just an old radio not the tool.

Pros: got two of them!!

Cons: Needed 4 of them. :(

Crutchfield response on October 20, 2015 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to this customer to offer a merchandise certificate to apologize for our mistake. Our OutfitMyCarT team is also reviewing his order to fix what went wrong through the order process in this case.

Works as advertised

Chad from Meridian MS on 10/11/2015

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to hold your mouth just right, but they work

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Florida on 9/22/2015

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An online video showed small allen wrenches that worked better than these. However Crutchfield gave them to me at no cost as I had purchased an adaptor from them that needed the radio to be removed. The adaptor worked great, these not so well.

Pros: Free

Cons: Didn't work very well.

removal tools

DaveD from Illinois on 9/21/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools were simple and effective

Pros: They did the job

Cons: None

A Must Have

Mike from Missouri on 9/21/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use. Not sure how you could remove your old Ford radio without one.

Pros: Work great. Cheap.

Cons: Nine

Good product for a bad situation

AviT from Oregon on 9/17/2015

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used these to remove the upgraded OEM head unit from my wife's Mazda Protege5. They worked well once I figured out exactly how they needed to be inserted. They need to be inserted so that they angle very slightly towards the center of the car. For at least 1 hour I was able to insert them in the correct holes, but wasn't able to compress the bracket holding the head unit in the opening because I was inserting them either straight in or very slightly *away* from the center of the car. Once I removed the glove box and saw the correct insertion position (angled very slightly *towards* the center of the car), I was able to insert the drivers side tools in the same angle and quickly and easily remove the HU by pulling the inserted tools away from the center of the car while I pulled on the HU.

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Made easy work to remove the old stereo.

Jason H. from Utah on 9/14/2015

2002 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Get these if you need to remove the old stereo fom a Ford Focus. They make it really easy.

Pros: Did the job they were expected to do. Glad I had them for this install

Cons: None.

Factory stereo removal kit

BHey from Ohio on 9/13/2015

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised.

Pros: Worked as advertised

Cons: Once and done use, almost seems like a waste of money.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio removal tools

Gary F from Texas on 9/10/2015

2006 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price. Simple to use. Worked great.

Pros: Simple to use. Great price. Worked great.

Cons: None.

worth it!

Paul from Seattle on 9/9/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It made removal simple. I would highly recommend it for simplifying your install.

Pros: Worked

Cons: No cons

Didnt work

selina from Georgia on 9/9/2015

1998 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not work. They would not take out radio had to use a knife to remove factory radio in my Mustang.

Pros:

Cons:

Best product ever

Good stuff from Baltimore, MD on 9/1/2015

2001 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worth the money. Don't be cheap and try to use a coat hanger. Just spend the money and get the right tool.

Pros: Works

Cons: The plastic package it came in was hard to open

Radio Removal

Jim from Montana on 8/25/2015

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the removal of the radio in my Ford Explorer Sport Trac a breeze. A very handy tool indeed!

Pros: All good

Cons: Nocons

Ok

Bobh from California on 8/23/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works but not as simple.as it sounds

Pros: Works but u need a soft touch. Feel the click and don't push more.

Cons: Kind if a pain. Pull straight out and dont pull one side out and get the unit off center.

nice tool

Steve from Tennessee on 8/11/2015

1994 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool made removal of stock unit very easy.

Pros: Great tool.

Cons: none

Job saver

CTutt from Philadelphia, PA on 8/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can't remove radio without it without making a tool

Pros: Saved the day

Cons: None

Revived to late

Kevin from Vermont on 8/2/2015

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish I had this tool before I used a coat hanger like I was back in the 90's all over again

Pros: Better than cutting and bending a coat habger

Cons: Not as ghetto to use than the coat hanger

Factory Radio Removal Tools

Tony from Oklahoma on 7/26/2015

2003 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could not have removed the original Ford radio without this took.

Pros: Took me about 2 minutes to pull the radio our of the dash.

Cons: None.

Ford removal tool

Dw from Kentucky on 7/26/2015

2005 Mercury Mariner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Better instruction for newbies would be helpful

Pros: Does the job

Cons: No instructions on how the tool works

removal tool

Harry from Edinburg, PA on 6/30/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The points on the end do not grab as well as the old curved style

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

UNCLE ROCKY from Michigan on 6/23/2015

2008 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They worked as the should to remove the old radio.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ross from Texas on 6/22/2015

2008 Saturn Astra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what they were supposed to do. Had to wiggle a little bit to get them to catch on my radio, but they worked.

Pros:

Cons:

Removal Tool works as advertised

TonyBr from Texas on 6/17/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Some people try to save money by using clothes hanger wire as a hack, can't imagine how much fun that is. This tool fit perfectly, and took the radio out in just a few seconds without damaging. it. When I sell the vehicle and keep the stereo it will go back in the same way.

Pros: Cheap (actually shipped Free with the stereo on sale) and easy to use.

Cons: None.

Made Ford Escape stock radio removal a breeze

Ted from Arizona on 6/16/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools worked as advertised. The old radio came out without issue.

Pros: Strong, easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Milo42GPW from Stuart, Florida on 6/16/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple and easy to use tool

Pros: simple

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from houston tx on 6/14/2015

1996 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good tool

Pros:

Cons:

Happy

Craig from MN on 6/14/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as intended. May have had to remove the Ford factory radio with a Wonder Bar had I not had them:)

Pros: FREE with the rest of my order and simple to use.

Cons: None

Good tool

Matt from North Carolina on 6/13/2015

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little tools, helped me take the radio right out.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

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GAMES-ECT from Galt, CA on 6/12/2015

1995 Ford Escort LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like it should.

Pros: It works.

Cons: None.

They work

Lynn from Currituck, NC on 6/11/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked exactly like they were suppose to.

Pros: They worked

Cons: None

works

dr_pug from Arkansas on 6/7/2015

2007 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

you will need these to take out certain radio's I have a ford and made it alot easier then making my own, and came free with my radio purchase

Pros:

Cons:

Does the job

Jimbo from Colorado on 6/5/2015

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to pull a stereo from a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It takes some time to get the hang of the removal tools and how they fit in, but once we did it was easy to remove the stereo.

Pros: Did the job well of pulling the old stereo.

Cons: Hard to figure out if they are in correctly at first.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Pat K from Vermont on 6/1/2015

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine

Pros:

Cons:

Worked great

Nb from Texas on 5/31/2015

1997 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pulled the old stereo right out

Pros: Worked as needed.

Cons:

removel tool

kw from Florida on 5/27/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked great

Pros: inc with purchase

Cons: none

Worked

CJ from Utah on 5/26/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item worked as expected. I was able to remove my factory stereo in a bout 30 seconds with this tool.

Pros: Worked

Cons: None

metra 86-5618 radio tools

John from South Carolina on 5/21/2015

1996 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work great, couldn't have done without them!

Pros: free

Cons: none

Factory Tools - made to fit like a GLOVE

Holland from Nevada on 5/20/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only way I know to remove a FORD stereo - fits and works like a GLOVE!

Pros: Free with my stereo purchase - better pricing than AMazoo since it was tossed in with the stereo purchase

Cons: ...too bad you need them

Easy to use

Jgrove from Maryland on 5/19/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made quick work of removing my stock headunit from my 2004 F350 XLT.

Pros:

Cons:

Good tool.

Em from California on 5/14/2015

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended, will add to tool box.

Pros: Good tool.

Cons: None

Simple tool for the job

cNme from Wisconsin on 5/8/2015

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice to have this product supplied for free with the purchase. Saves me from having to make a special trip to the parts tore for it.

Pros: Easily releases the factory Ford radio.

Cons: My Mercury Grand Marquis radio is mounted on an angle. Therefore the tools release the radio but aren't locked in enough to pull the radio out of the mount.

worked

revteedub from Missouri on 5/5/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly. It only took a couple of seconds to pop out my old head unit. I don't understand the difficulty some people have with these things. RTFM maybe?

Pros: Nice, shiny, silver color. Easy to use.

Cons: Only had one use, now they sit in the drawer with the other two sets I have. These DO conduct electricity. DO NOT insert these into electrical outlets.

terrible

Sloth from New Hampshire on 4/30/2015

2001 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these tools are said to aid an easy removal of the POS ford factory radio, they did no such thing. they are indeed neccesary however four not two. I had to rip out my factory radio face plate(not a detachable face) because you need four of these tools in at the same time. maybe it is just my 2001 mazda tribute (if you know about cars you will know ford owned mazda during this period) but these tools are basically useless without al four as you have to physically break off the radio and pry it out without them. Before Buying! Look At Your Stereo, Look For Two Small Holes About 2 Inches Vertical Of Each Other. Then Look Above And Below Them For Another Set, If There Are Four Sets Of Two Holes (16 Holes Total) Then You Need Four Tools.

Pros: worked okay with the flimsy ford clips however useless without the correct amount

Cons: you could use any piece of metal to push into the holes to release the clips, don't buy unless free

Just the right tool

DaleT from Oklahoma on 4/23/2015

1994 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed the Junk factory head unit from my 94 Ford Ranger just as it was supposed to do. quick and simple.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: none

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Anonymous from California on 4/21/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool did not work very easily, but after about ten minutes of fooling around with it, I managed to get the radio out. Luck was involved.

Pros:

Cons:

Radio removal tool

cs2210 from Thibodaux, Louisiana on 4/20/2015

2007 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Worked well

Cons: None

Perfect

Azul36 from Plymouth, MI on 4/19/2015

2001 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice that these came with the kit. The price for the installation kit was very reasonable and included everything I needed to complete the instal Push these babies in and the stereo slides right out

Pros: Perfect fit and easy to remove stereo with these, a Must have

Cons: None

Factory Radio Removal Tool Ford Ranger

Bobby D. from North Carolina on 4/15/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I all ready had one.

Pros: Works fine

Cons: I did not need it, I all ready had one.

Not useful

DenCon from Ellensburg, WA on 4/12/2015

1996 Saab 9000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked with the factory equipment, but that's it.

Pros:

Cons:

Easy to use

Anonymous from Medford wi on 4/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Worked perfectly.

Russ from Nevada on 4/7/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works!

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Well, you only need it once. Just something to throw away.

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Mark from Minnesota on 4/5/2015

1996 Mazda B3000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't have a OEM radio in my truck but I have used them before and they work great.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Florida on 3/29/2015

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nicely Fit!

Pros:

Cons:

Can't do without

dvan from Utah on 3/26/2015

1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Try to remove my stock radio without these was insane. These are the right tool for the job.

Pros: Easy

Cons:

Factory Radio Removal Tool

Stuart M from Kansas on 3/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very well, a little tricky, but nonetheless, it worked

Pros: Works well

Cons: A little tricky

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Alabama on 3/23/2015

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

just as described

Pros:

Cons:

Work Great

RW from New York on 3/14/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and work as described

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Lewistown, MT on 3/2/2015

1999 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1999 F350. Radio popped right out.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

BiilK from Georgia on 2/24/2015

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked first try.

Pros: Worked first try.

Cons:

Removal tool worked great

Big Al from Texas on 2/23/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are made very well and strong. Slip right in and clip engage strongly. Radio came right out.

Pros: Fit and work great.

Cons: None

Metra-5618 removal tools

Jim Mc from Birmingham, Al on 2/19/2015

1993 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked great getting my old unit out of the Forde Explorer without the hassle of taking the dash panel off!

Pros: Ease of use, free with purchase of stereo.

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618

Noel from Montana on 2/16/2015

1995 Ford Aspire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it is supposed to do. The factory radio popped right out.

Pros: Works.

Cons: None

Works

Q from NM on 2/15/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it works

Pros: makes uninstalling factory radios a snap

Cons: had to wiggle it a little...

HELPFUL TOOL

HELPFUL TOOL from Kansas on 2/14/2015

1995 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

DO NOT THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THE FACTORY RADIO OUT WITHOUT THIS TOOL STILL WAS A BIT TOUGH. MINE HAD NOT BEEN OUT SINCE 1995 EVEDINTLY.

Pros: REMOVED THE RADIO FROM DASH

Cons: LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET TO STAY IN WHILE PULLING THE RADIO

Can't unlock the lock without the key!

David L. from Texas on 2/8/2015

1994 Ford Escort
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nothing fancy here, but of course you can't remove your factory radio without these bad boys!

Pros:

Cons:

worked

m from Northern Calif on 2/8/2015

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as needed

Pros: worked

Cons: none

Didn't Work

Glenn from Florida on 1/18/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The one's I received were not U shaped but were rounded at the bottom and inexplicably angled into a V shape. Not sure why Crutchfield sent me these as part of the install kit when every other picture I've seen of these tools shows them as a true U shape with the ends being parallel - no bending necessary. I had to apply a fair amount of pressure to squeeze the ends together to get them to line up with the holes on either side of the receiver in my 2001 Mazda Protege. I had trouble getting them to lock in place on the right side and they ultimately came out when trying to carefully wiggle the radio out. Being under the tension they were, they sprung forcibly apart back to their V shape scratching the area below the radio in the process. NOT HAPPY! They would not engage anything on the right side no matter what I tried to get them to click into place. Not sure now how to get the receiver out without taking apart many pieces surrounding the radio.

Pros: Great, I assume if they line up as they should.

Cons: Did not work as advertised. Hard to use if you get the V shaped variety.

Crutchfield response on January 21, 2015 The important thing is that the DIN tools are the right shape to fit into the openings on your stereo. There's a trick to using DIN tools. Regardless of the shape or style of tool, you need to insert the tool and press it against the side of the radio. That means pulling the DIN tool on the left toward the steering wheel and the one on the right toward the passenger's door. This will release the clips holding the radio in place. While maintaining that pressure, pull the DIN tools (and the stereo) toward yourself to remove the stereo. Sometimes one side releases before the other. In that case, you can wedge something in place to hold the released side while you focus on the other side.

Made it Easy

Mike from Bozeman, MT on 1/12/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came with my radio but I would'nt buy it unless you are without tools. It did make it super easy and now I have them forever.

Pros: worked well

Cons: If you pay for them it seems expensive

simple tool

Steven from South Ga. on 1/4/2015

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. not much to it. it did come with the radio kit so cost was cheap. Cost to just buy is to much.

Pros:

Cons:

Worked perfect

KLowe from Florida on 12/29/2014

2001 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These removal tools worked perfectly. I attempted to use clothes hangars as suggested on line, but they did not work. The real tool worked perfectly.

Pros: Worked as expected. Came free with the purchase of my radio

Cons: No Cons

Worked great!

Scott from Georgia on 12/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked great! pushed them in and old radio came out

Pros: worked perfect

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

rrodgers from Missouri on 12/27/2014

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works, used it on 3 different cars

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

great radio

deborah from wall,nj on 12/27/2014

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great radio and comes with necessities to hook up

Pros:

Cons:

Ford radio removal tool review

Bill W. from Tupelo, MS on 12/27/2014

1996 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Could contain instructions for use.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Drew from New Jersey on 12/20/2014

1995 Saab 900S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed factory radio perfectly.

Pros: worked as intended.

Cons: none

Good.

pdakev from Atlanta, GA on 12/17/2014

2004 Mercury Sable GS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Make factory radio removing easy.

Pros: Useful.

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

essteen from Minnesota on 12/16/2014

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

tools worked good for me. however i think you need practice and understanding of how to use these tools easily. I have been a car audio enthusiast for 20 years and there for have practice using various stereo removal tools. t still took me a couple tries to get the radio loose.

Pros:

Cons:

Worked as advertised

Scott S from Spring Grove, IL on 12/15/2014

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect

Pros: No other way to remove a Ford radio

Cons: none

factory stereo removal tools

Anonymous from Watonga OK on 12/14/2014

2008 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't have done it without em.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

Perfect tool for the job.

doh from Indianapolis, IN on 12/11/2014

2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works flawlessly. Insert tool, pull radio out. That easy!

Pros: Works great!

Cons: 0!