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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  • 2 U-shaped DIN tools
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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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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By BiilK, Georgia on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Worked first try.

Pros: Worked first try.

Removal tool worked great

Written By Big Al, Texas on Monday, February 23, 2015

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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

Written By Jim Mc, Birmingham, Al on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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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

Written By Noel, Montana on Monday, February 16, 2015

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

Pros: Works.

Cons: None

Works

Written By Q, NM on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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it works

Pros: makes uninstalling factory radios a snap

Cons: had to wiggle it a little...

HELPFUL TOOL

Written By HELPFUL TOOL, Kansas on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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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!

Written By David L., Texas on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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

worked

Written By m, Northern Calif on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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worked as needed

Pros: worked

Cons: none

Didn't Work

Written By Glenn, Florida on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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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 Wednesday, 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

Written By Mike, Bozeman, MT on Monday, January 12, 2015

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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

Written By Steven, South Ga. on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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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.

Worked perfect

Written By KLowe, Florida on Monday, December 29, 2014

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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!

Written By Scott, Georgia on Monday, December 29, 2014

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worked great! pushed them in and old radio came out

Pros: worked perfect

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By rrodgers, Missouri on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Works, used it on 3 different cars

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

great radio

Written By deborah, wall,nj on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Great radio and comes with necessities to hook up

Ford radio removal tool review

Written By Bill W., Tupelo, MS on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Worked great. Could contain instructions for use.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Drew, New Jersey on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Removed factory radio perfectly.

Pros: worked as intended.

Cons: none

Good.

Written By pdakev, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Make factory radio removing easy.

Pros: Useful.

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By essteen, Minnesota on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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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.

Worked as advertised

Written By Scott S, Spring Grove, IL on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Worked perfect

Pros: No other way to remove a Ford radio

Cons: none

factory stereo removal tools

Written By Anonymous, Watonga OK on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Couldn't have done it without em.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

Perfect tool for the job.

Written By doh, Indianapolis, IN on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

Pros: Works great!

Cons: 0!

Work perfectly

Written By Andy, Colorado on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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These worked perfectly. Took my stereo out with great ease!

Pros: They work great

Cons: none

Excellent Set

Written By GRB, Ohio on Saturday, December 06, 2014

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Not much to say. These devices made removal of the factory radio and cassette player in my 2000 Miata a snap. Worked like a charm.

Pros: Worked very well with minimal effort on my part.

Cons: None.

Not needed

Written By Andrew, Minnesota on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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I bought some of these at an online retailer, but the left one didn't work. These might work a little better, but I just find it easier to stick my hand up behind the dash and push them out by hand.

solid

Written By Anonymous, Hixson TN on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Works just fine. Once you push them in you have to pull outward to push the hidden clips in then pull the radio out.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Ford radio removal tool

Written By Dan, Bradenton, FL on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Simple to use and worked first time.

Pros: EZ to use and works as advertised

Cons: None

Metra 86-5616 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Paul, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Following Crutchfield's instructions they worked great in removing my old radio from my Ford Ranger

Pros: They did their job.

Cons: None.

Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By tony s, United States on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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tool works great for removing mustang radio great product great customer communication with vendor

Pros: good product

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Don, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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A set of tools for one job only and it does it well.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Clarendon Hills, Il on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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It worked like it was supposed to.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Vince, Orange City Florida on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Perfect!

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By DGT, Gr, Mich on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Worked perfect

Pros: Slid in heard/felt the click slid the factory radio out easily

Cons: Only nit pick is spread the removal tool means push them toward the doors(away from each other) to unlatch and remove.

Perfect

Written By David, Alaska on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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They had fast shipping. Plus I got everything I needed to install so it only took me a couple of hours before I had jams!

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Written By Anonymous, Crawford, Co on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Not so great. used as the instructions said, but would not come out

Crutchfield response on Monday, October 20, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great Tool

Written By Frank, Chino, CA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Worked first time

Works well after you know the secret

Written By BriF, Maine on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Worked great after a call to customer service. Couldn't get the tool to engage correctly - turns out it was in too far. Called customer service and with a two minute conversation problem solved. I would suggest that the left out direction after the tool is inserted to push the two tools away from each other should be included in the directions, but other than that, does the job well.

Pros: Easy to use once you know the right depth to insert and to move them away from each other

Cons: Just the above

Necessary tool for the job

Written By Trustno1, Salem, OR on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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You could make your own version of this tool with an old coat hanger, but, these work well and were included with my install kit. A good way to save time and effort. Thanks Again Crutchfield for providing all that is needed to get the job done right.

Pros: Right tool for the job

Cons: None

Stereo removal tools

Written By Yut, CA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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