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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

One pair of "DIN" removal tools for select vehicles

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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

 

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

 
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4 out of 5

Removal Tools

Written By Hal, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, April 19, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Does what its suppose to

Written By brandon, SoCal on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It took off the stock radio, kind of messed it up a little. but it didnt take off the bottom CD player
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5 out of 5

NICE

Written By clearvisionauto, California on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tools are perfect
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
NoNE
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5 out of 5

94 Cobra Mach 460

Written By Rob94Cobra, Belton, Tx on Friday, April 11, 2014
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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
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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!
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5 out of 5

Tools worked like a charm

Written By Ted, NH on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Removal tools

Written By John B, Mishawaka IN on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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Tools work great. Very nice that they were included in the deal I purchased from Crutchfield
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, United States on Friday, April 04, 2014
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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.
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4 out of 5

Metra 86-5618

Written By Gualberto, Caguas, PR on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By DeweyM, Henderson, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Worked as advertised!
Pros:
Works!
Cons:
None observed...
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5 out of 5

Dummy proof

Written By SirVesa, Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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They work. Enough said. Pretty hard to screw it up.
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5 out of 5

stick it in and pull it out!

Written By me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Not something built to use everyday but worked perfect.
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5 out of 5

great free item..

Written By errors, Dauphin, PA on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Made it simple to remove my factory head unit
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4 out of 5

worked great

Written By Anonymous, kewanee IL on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Worked
Pros:
Works
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

works sort of, but radio did not fully release

Written By Chuck, Newark Valley, NY on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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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....
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5 out of 5

Worked as intended

Written By Kevin, PA on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Worked as intended
Pros:
Worked as intended
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Very Helpful

Written By JJC, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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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
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1 out of 5

din removal tools

Written By walter o, woodway,tx on Monday, March 24, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Miguel Mtz, Amarillo on Monday, March 24, 2014
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It worked,
Pros:
Real easy to use. Once I figured out how to use it.
Cons:
Instructions could have been better.
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5 out of 5

does what its supposed to

Written By Jermaniac, RI on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Not much to say about this , it does exactly what its supposed to .
Pros:
easy to use , radio popped right out.
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5 out of 5

Worked flawslessly

Written By LeeG, Mars Hill,NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Nice they include it free with an order
Pros:
Free
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

great din removal tool

Written By Dylan, glendale utah on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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This din removal tool is great. The build quality is good will be used again over and over.
Pros:
Good solid tool.
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Removes factory radio

Written By Anonymous, Goose Creek, SC on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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Does what it's supposed to perfectly
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5 out of 5

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Written By Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews, Hartford, CT on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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easy tool to use
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5 out of 5

Works good

Written By Flyboymd11, Coldwater, MS on Friday, February 21, 2014
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Works great
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5 out of 5

used tool to remove old radio

Written By bertf, norwood, ma on Monday, February 10, 2014
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Tool made removing my old factory installed radio/cassette player easy.
Pros:
works like a charm.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

No problems

Written By IslandBoy, Indian River, MI on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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Perfect
Pros:
Works great
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Radio Removal Tool

Written By bsb4655, Batavia, IL on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Solid product.

Written By Vince, Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Worked perfectly with factory radio to remove it.
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5 out of 5

Removal Tools

Written By PM, Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta GA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Perfect! Made removal very easy.
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By HUD, Amarillo, TX on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Really helped to remove factory radio
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Madison, WI on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Does exactly as it is meant to do.
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Jordan, Vancouver, BC on Friday, January 17, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Ford radio removal tool

Written By Roger, El Centro, Ca on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Easy to use, stereo just slid right out.
Pros:
Good instructions, easy to use, worked flawlessly.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Factory removal tools

Written By TerryG, Ashtabula, Oh on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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First time using the tools. Work just like they are suppose to.
Pros:
Pretty slick tools. Thrown in for free with radio.
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Good tool, poor instuction.

Written By SEUT, Moab, Utah on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By William S., Castle Rock, CO on Monday, January 13, 2014
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Made remove very easy
Pros:
worked great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

factory stereo removal tools

Written By hott1, Wrightsville, PA on Monday, January 13, 2014
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Easy
Pros:
Worked great
Cons:
None
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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.
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4 out of 5

Metra 86-5618

Written By JoshB, Denver, CO on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Right tool for the job

Written By Curt, Redondo Beach, CA on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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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
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1 out of 5

Nice looking product but worthless in the end

Written By SVO, Houston, Texas on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By FredD, WV on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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Works as advertised
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5 out of 5

Perfect tool

Written By Popeye, Cave Creek, AZ on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Written By JimS, Westminster, MD on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Pure genius. The best things are simple answers to tasks that would otherwise be arduous. These simple tools easily took 30 minutes of sweating and swearing off of the task of removing the old radio. I didn't even have to use my favorite tool--a hammer.
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4 out of 5

Right product poor result

Written By Steve W, Maywood, NJ on Monday, December 30, 2013
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This is exactly the right product to pull the old Reno unit from my car, but the unit still put up a fight. The face came off the old unit effectively killing it. It was getting power and tuning properly, until I tried to remove it. By the time I got it out, the unit was completely dead.
Pros:
Does what it is designed to do
Cons:
It is tricky to use, and very old head units can be very difficult to remove without damaging them.
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5 out of 5

removal tool

Written By Henry H, Mechanicsville Md. on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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a tool for every job and this is it for a 95 f150
Pros:
out in seconds
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Great Falls, MT on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Worked perfectly.
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4 out of 5

metra 86-5618 factory radio removal tools

Written By Daniel, Lynchburg, Va on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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The removal tools they sent allowed me to remove the factory stereo form my daughter's car. You still have to do some jerking and pulling but they will come out.
Pros:
Fit in the stereo well, simple design
Cons:
Skills have a better handle for pulling out the stereo.
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5 out of 5

removal tool

Written By KT, Lee's Summit, MO on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Tool worked perfect.
Pros:
EASY
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Jerry R, Warrington, PA on Friday, December 27, 2013
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The factory stereo in my Grand Marquis was out in literally 20 seconds! Great product!
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Westfield, IN on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Couldn't have removed my factory radio without these tools. Awesome!
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5 out of 5

Hooked me up perfectly

Written By Glenn, Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Not the most visible component in my purchase and installation ,,, but possibly one of the most critical. Getting some factory HU's out of the dash requires an exact match for the HU. These snapped right in and the HU came right out. Be sure you have the right removal tools and if you are like me, and do several installations (kids cars are always being upgraded) you will build up a stash of removal tools. Save them all!
Pros:
Perfect fit and ease of use.
Cons:
None,
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5 out of 5

tool

Written By jeflesom, United States on Monday, December 23, 2013
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Tool worked as it should.
Pros:
N/A
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Does it's job

Written By E. Peterson, Tampa,FL. on Monday, December 16, 2013
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These keys easily remove a stock Ford/Lincoln/Mercury head unit.
Pros:
Easy to use and fast
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Factory radio removal keys

Written By rw69, Spokane Wa on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Worked like a champ to remove factory deck
Pros:
worked flawlessly
Cons:
none
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2 out of 5

customer

Written By Louie, Roostown, Oh on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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had double-din unit in my miata-and this tool was destroyed trying to get this unit out. I bent the rods-it was difficult getting it out.
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5 out of 5

Nice tool

Written By Juan C, Calexico, CA on Monday, December 02, 2013
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Nice tool, very useful and easy to use.
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5 out of 5

Works perfectly

Written By Ben M, Herrin, IL on Monday, December 02, 2013
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Works like a charm. Buy it.
Pros:
Works great.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Did the job

Written By flux, Paulina, La. on Saturday, November 30, 2013
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Did the job
Pros:
Great product, made job a whole lot easier
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Did the job!

Written By Anonymous, Erie, Pa. on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Worked perfectly.
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4 out of 5

Works as the should

Written By Matt, Bixby OK on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Makes Factory head unit removal easier!
Pros:
Works
Cons:
A little cheap, but what can you expect?
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5 out of 5

Great Tool

Written By Jason, Easton PA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Easy As 1 2 3 it took me longer to open the shipping package then it did for me to remove the old radio with these gems.
Pros:
easy to use
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

removal tool

Written By JohnBR, Brackettville, Texas on Monday, November 18, 2013
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It took longer for me to open the door and get in my truck than it did to pull the old stereo out! Soldered a couple of wires, pushed the new stereo in, done.
Pros:
three seconds
Cons:
what, three seconds?
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Augusta, GA on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Made the job sooooo easy!
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5 out of 5

quick & painless

Written By EricF, Concord, CA on Friday, November 01, 2013
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these couldn't have been more valuable to have.
Pros:
one piece design, worked great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Good Tool

Written By Jurgen, Sparks, NV on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Make it easy with the first swap.
Pros:
Thanks Crutchfield
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Special tool works great

Written By Lafayette, Florida on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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Did the job. I want to thank Crutchfield for including the parts and special tools needed to install my radio.
Pros:
Thanks Crutchfield for including this tool!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

worked well

Written By jack m, calabash nc on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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The proper tool ALWAYS makes a job easy.
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5 out of 5

ugh...didn't work. But not the tools fault.

Written By Karl, Fresno CA on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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Thees didn't work for me, but I am not going to say anything negative. It was my deck that was screwed up. Crutchfield tech was great, they sent me pics and videos to show me what I was fighting. If my deck hadn't been screwed up...these would have been great.
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By David G, Edinburg, TX on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Works as it is designed to.
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5 out of 5

TOOLS

Written By REMOVAL EASY, SOUTH TEXAS on Monday, September 23, 2013
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COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU THERE!
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5 out of 5

Standard Removal tool

Written By MattH, Oregon on Saturday, September 21, 2013
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It does what it's supposed to(Unless the mount is broken on your stereo)
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5 out of 5

Ford radio removal tool

Written By Steve, Dallas on Thursday, September 19, 2013
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I messed around with paperclips and nails for over an hour. This tool arrived and it took seconds to get the units out.
Pros:
Perfect!! free with Crutchfield order
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Tool to own

Written By Bykeracer, Cudahy WI on Thursday, September 19, 2013
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There is no doubt that I needed to have this tool to remove my factory radio. By Crutchfield including this tool my job became possible and easy to preform. This toll is comparable to Fords Factory tool...............Great tool and thank you Crutchfield for including it with my purchase of a Pioneer car receiver.
Pros:
It was a perfect match to the factory's tool.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Quality tools

Written By BluPenguin, Tustin, CA on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Works great, instructions could have been a little more clear by "expand tools outwards". Pull each tool away from each other, don't try to expand the tools themselves.
Pros:
Sturdy and does it's job
Cons:
Unclear instructions, a simple illustration would have helped.
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5 out of 5

Radio Removal tools

Written By Chump, Lubbock, Tx on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Works great for removing my old Pioneer radio!
Pros:
Perfect fit, takes seconds to work
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Works good

Written By Shoot379, Rushmore mn on Friday, August 30, 2013
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Does its job
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4 out of 5

Easy to use

Written By Tony p, Phoenix az on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Made removal easy
Pros:
Faster installation
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5 out of 5

worked

Written By phil, Spokane, WA on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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They worked - Nuff said
Pros:
Worked
Cons:
Not made of solid gold, and they didn't take the stock head unit out themselves magically?
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5 out of 5

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Pat, Longview. Texas on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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I had tried similar tools but could not get the radio removed. These removal tools worked on the first try!
Pros:
Sturdy and functional
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Removal Clips worked great!

Written By BobbyC, New Castle, PA on Saturday, August 24, 2013
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Much better than trying to use coat hangers! Thanks, Crutchfield!
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3 out of 5

Meh

Written By monkeee2002, Payette Idaho on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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These things are a PITA to use. I couldn't get them to work, but I needed to do other work in my dash anyway. 2 screws are all that holds in the radio bezel on a 2003 ranger anyway.
Pros:
they're not plastic
Cons:
they're a pain to use
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5 out of 5

Looks Okay !

Written By Tim, Kearney, Husker Nation on Monday, August 12, 2013
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Although I had to remove my OE ('92 Town Car) radio in 2 pieces (body and face), the tool seems to be of very high quality. Someone had buggered up the retaining clips on the radio and the tools would not snap into them, thus because the radio was scrap anyway, I tore the face away from the body, removed the ash tray assembly and removed it out of the back of the opening.
Pros:
Great quality. I have no doubt they would work as advertised.
Cons:
I didn't have the option of using them. I did have the opportunity to use them in another radio I have on the bench and they worked great.
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5 out of 5

Worked perfect

Written By Hillbilly Jim, Grasston,MN on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Worked perfect
Pros:
Worked perfect
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Ford Radio removal tool

Written By AdamM, Doylestown,PA on Monday, August 05, 2013
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Tool did not work that well. had to push in most of the way and then use a small screw driver to get radio plate to release fro each side.
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5 out of 5

Would have paid 500$ or more!

Written By JeffGoetz1, Cincinnati Ohio on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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It's like they were made for just this purpose. They easily removed the factory radio without damaging the cars interior.
Pros:
Build quality, VALUE
Cons:
NONE
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