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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

One pair of tools to remove the factory radio from select Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes vehicles

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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These tools release the clips that secure factory radios in select Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes models. 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 removal tool worked perfectly to remove the radio in my 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. I simply inserted the tool and it immediately unlocked the hinges which held the radio in place. Following this, the radio slipped out easily.Simple device that works

Anonymous, Hatboro, PA

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Head unit removal keys
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

Average Customer Review:

175 Reviews

Simple device that works!

Anonymous from Hatboro, PA on 8/22/2016

2004 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The removal tool worked perfectly to remove the radio in my 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. I simply inserted the tool and it immediately unlocked the hinges which held the radio in place. Following this, the radio slipped out easily.Simple device that works

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Trenton, TN on 8/21/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great!

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steve & suellen from Santa Rosa, CA on 8/14/2016

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great removing the factory head unit from my wife's 1997 Mercedes SL320. Like butter...:o) !

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Cody buchanan from Virginia on 8/9/2016

1997 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to shop, on time delivery

Pros: On time delivery

Cons: None

I was unable to get these to work

Paul from Hutchinson, MN on 8/2/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very flimsy metal and didn't work. I don't know if the problem was the flimsy material or a problem with the clips on my factory radio. I had to break the factory radio to get it out

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Crutchfield response on August 2, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

It's great

Stephen from Louisville, KY on 7/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes it simple to remove the radio

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Handy Tool

Michael from Kingsport, TN on 6/14/2016

2003 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Handy tool for the job. Other things can be used, but it is nice to have this ready to go. Although it isn't universal, it does cover many applications.

Pros: Handy

Cons: Not universal

Adequate

John from New Haven, CT on 6/6/2016

2004 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My head unit was really wedged in. The thin metal pressed uncomfortably into my hand like a dull knife when I put any pulling force. These might be useful if you have multiple types of clips, but I would have rather gotten my specific clip type with plastic rings on the end. Also, check your system because you might need to release four clips and require two sets of two.

Pros: Fits multiple clip types.

Cons: Cuts into hands with any pulling pressure. Easy to bend.

Fascinating tool

George T. from North Miami Beach, FL on 6/6/2016

1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It took exactly 10 seconds to get my factory radio off with this fascinating tool.

Pros: Can use it again in case I need to put back my OEM radio temporally for any reason.

Cons: No cons

Not so useful to me

Carlos from Cumming, GA on 5/2/2016

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

Tried all 3 sides & the one that was supposed to work didn't. Now I'm not sure if the release pins were damaged but once the tool was inserted it didn't release the radio from the dash. Ended pulling the key out with pliers thus rendering the pins useless & then the tool couldn't do the job.

Pros: Works when things are right but not for me.

Cons: Read review comments

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

Wade M from Denver, CO on 4/6/2016

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a pretty simple and effective tool that does what it's designed to do--remove the in-dash radio. It would be nice if the handles had a soft curved surface, but then we are only talking about a $6 tool! In fact, the shipping was more than the cost of the part, which seemed excessive, as it can be fit into a business size envelope...

Pros: easy to use, durable

Cons: Shipping costs

Great removal keys for Becker stereo

Ricardo from santa cruz, CA on 3/27/2016

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect tool for the job for removal of Becker radios. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Dustin from Harrisburg, PA on 3/13/2016

2008 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very well.

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Johanovich from Fraser, MI on 3/6/2016

2006 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what they were supposed to do. 5 stars.

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eh.

Brady from Ogden, UT on 2/29/2016

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is true i would not have been able to remove my stereo without these, but they came with a lack of clarity on how they should be used and what to expect so i ended up ripping the face off of the stock stereo trying to get it out. luckily, i had no intent on keeping it, but i wish they had clearer instructions on how to use them.

Pros: Very necessary

Cons: little confusing.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ernie L from torrance, CA on 2/5/2016

2002 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to call the Crutchfield Technical line for help because the existing radio just won't move with the tool inserted as instructed per the Master Sheet. Daniel S sent me a link to the Youtube and then it is obvious the factory radio's retaining clip works completely different than all the after market sleeve retainer. The Boxster factory radio has no sleeve. The tool after insertion collapses the clips in the radio and allows the radio to slide outward. The Youtube video saves the day.

Pros: Technical help, Daniel S, came to the rescue with the Youtube video that shows how the factory radio clips work.

Cons: Master Sheet should state that the 2002 Boxster S factory unit has no sleeve and furthermore the right side of the opening needs to be enlarge about 1/8" to fit the CZ305 sleeve.

Wish it was cheaper to just not order these

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked as designed, but I didn't exactly need them. I got them as part of a "kit" when ordering my new radio. The kit comes with 4 components: - wiring harness - antenna adapter - dash pocket - radio removal tools Sadly, it is cheaper to buy all four of these together than it would be to just buy the first two. I didn't need these tools as I already owned some, nor did I need the dash pocket. One more thing to either get lost in the toolbox or end up in the trash.

Pros: Appears to be useful for radios from multiple manufacturers

Cons: Other, manufacturer specific tools are more ergonomic

Radio Removal tools

Frank from Centennial, CO on 2/1/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield included two pair of these removal tools which enabled me to remove the double din factory radio. Quick and easy once I figured out which way to insert them.

Pros: Worked as stated

Cons: None

Radio removal tool

Bon from Arlington Heights IL on 1/28/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. I used it for my 2004 vw Passat to remove my double din stereo. You actually only need two not four, just do one side at a time.

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Anonymous from South Berwick, ME on 1/26/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools were the only way to remove the radio from the 2002 Jetta, and thank you to Crutchfield for including them free. Worked awesome.

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Works but marginal

Rich from Nevada City, CA on 1/20/2016

2008 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool works but you have to be very careful because the metal is really soft and the catch notches tend to round off causing it to slip. Almost didn't work because it kept slipping and getting worse. Note that if you have a double DIN radio you might need two sets (2 tools each for a total of 4 tools) to remove it.

Pros: Works with some very careful fidgeting.

Cons: Soft metal which causes the catch notches to round off and slip. Very marginal for tight fitting factory radios such as a 2008 Audi A4.

They do the job

The Retired Viking from Nevada on 1/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These did exactly what they are supposed to do. The only mystery is: why did Crutchfield send two sets?

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Radio removal tool

Rick67 from California on 1/3/2016

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product,

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None

Metra Removal Tool

Greg from Maryville, TN on 12/27/2015

2002 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Little too thin and flexible, could be stiffer

Pros: Unit can work on several factory radios

Cons: Metal thin, could be stiffer

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from New York on 12/7/2015

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great

Pros: easy use

Cons: none

Works well, needs instructions

Anonymous from Georgia on 11/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Removal Tools work well after you figure out by trial and error how to use them. It would be helpful to have written instructions or suggestions on how the use them.

Pros: Works well

Cons: Requires trial and error

Works on 2007 beetle w/ monsoon

P in NH from New Hampshire on 10/31/2015

2007 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works on 2007 beetle with monsoon

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The Right Tools

Nicolas from Maryland on 10/23/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works well! The tri-star shape takes up more space at the cost of the added utility of having more key shapes.

Pros: Works!

Cons: Maybe a larger size and shape than other radio removal options out there.

useless

meeswee from Ohio on 10/18/2015

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

cheap, stamped pot metal keys that didn't work. in fact, inserting these keys "sprung" the clips holding the radio in, rendering them useless!..could no longer remove the radio using this method. had to destroy the factory radio to remove it. but, to be fair to the manufacturer of these sharp edged throwing stars, Crutchfield needs to share the blame for this one. they never sent me the removal instructions. ZERO stars for both.

Pros: none

Cons: didn't work, period.

Crutchfield response on October 19, 2015 We're sorry to hear that you had difficulty with the factory radio removal. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. We also make instructions for most of our products, including these removal tools, available as a downloadable PDF in the "Details" tab on our web presentation. And of course, our Tech Support team stands by, seven days a week, to help with any installation problems.

Sharp, Not great

Anonymous from California on 10/8/2015

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Use work gloves when using these! as i cut myself trying to pull/use these(not too bad), they worked OK on a couple of the 4 key-ways to unClick radio. I ended up just ripping apart the old radio face and tearing out the old bezel in a fit of rage!! with large pair of pliers and flat head screwdriver.

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Cons: Sharp, weak(bends easy), Other then what end to use Instructions are useless.

Works, but ignore the instructions

WCDennis from North Carolina on 9/27/2015

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like other things I bought with the Metra name, the quality is fine, but the instructions are awful. Ignore the little sheet that comes with this tool, instead look at the PDF on this site. If you use it correctly, the tool goes in with a satisfying click and makes extraction of the stock unit a breeze.

Pros: Absolutely necessary tool at a decent price.

Cons: Worthless instructions.

quick n easy

mrfizzix from western, ma on 9/26/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

quick n easy

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worked fine

juan from New Jersey on 9/17/2015

2003 Audi A6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these radio removers worked perfect when used correct.

Pros: very easy to use-worked perfectly-

Cons: the instructions they came with was wrong. turned it around and it worked as it should. internet is always a helping hand

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Texas on 8/31/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not work in removing my factory original receiver.

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It's Free with your radio purchase!

TCas from Santa Barbara, CA on 7/9/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Never fails

Pros: Just wish I had the Mercedes or Porsche to be able to use the other tips!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Cmptpad from Delaware on 7/7/2015

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent for my 1996 MB E-320

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Works as directed

skrten30 from Massachusetts on 6/24/2015

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works as directed.

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Porsche Removal Tool

Gatorman from Texas on 6/11/2015

1999 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well - and it was thrown in for what I bought.

Pros: Fits the Porsche Radio

Cons: Thin and can bend easily

Works great

TN Mnts from Tennessee on 6/1/2015

2001 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked exactly as it's supposed to. I inserted the tool into the factory stereo in my '01 Passat, and it popped right out. No issues.

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Keys

J from Ca on 5/11/2015

2000 Audi A6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poped my stock deck right out would recommend to all diyers

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Works but directions are wrong

MattV from Atlanta, GA on 5/5/2015

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The directions showing which end to use for a specific application are wrong. I had to go searching on the internet to find the correct shape for my 04 Jetta, and then the tool worked ok. Problem was in trying to follow the directions I bent one of the clips in the radio and had to resort to alternate removal instructions anyway.

Pros: Came with purchase and will do the job if you ignore the included instructions.

Cons: Included instructions are plainly WRONG.

stereo removal tools

Dana from Olympia, washington on 4/20/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool works like it says but I need 4 not 2 and it didn't say that on anything.. Only disappointing part.

Pros: does what it says

Cons: Not enough tools for the full job on a 2003 jetta.

Awesome product works great!

Christopher from Gainsville ga on 4/6/2015

2007 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome product works perfect on an audi a4

Pros: Sturdy and fits

Cons: It worked there are no cons

REMOVAL TOOL

Anonymous from Washington on 3/26/2015

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

TOOL WORKED GREAT, RECIEVED IT EARLY, THE INSTRUCTIONS SENT WITH TOOL FOR RADIO REMOVAL WAS SPOT ON. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. LOOK FORWARD TO DOING FUTURE BUSINESS WITH YOU TIM

Pros: WORKED GREAT, DELIVERED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, INSTRUCTIONS ON RADIO REMOVAL WERE SPOT ON

Cons: NONE

Very helpful

Anonymous from North Carolina on 2/24/2015

2000 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great for removal

Pros: saves time and frustration. Better than what came with the stereo

Cons: none

Tool

David from Bristol Va on 2/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made for easy factory radio removal

Pros: Super easy and straight forward

Cons: none

Worked great!

Matthew from California on 2/23/2015

2002 Audi S4 Avant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to use and they work. Fantastic.

Pros: Work well.

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factory removal tool

CHalloran from Schenectady new york on 1/25/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to follow directions. Good tool to keep around.

Pros: It worked

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Vince from SF Bay Area on 1/19/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tool worked perfectly, had my MBZ stock stereo in DIN1 size out in 15 seconds.

Pros: works like a charm.

Cons: none.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

t3ragtop from Ohio on 12/30/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These removal tools were another free item that allowed me to easily remove the factory radio prior to installation of the new head unit.

Pros: Made removing the factory radio a snap!

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Anonymous from big sandy, tx on 12/28/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool works perfect

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Functional tool

Dean from Virginia on 12/10/2014

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say. They worked!

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Radio Removal Tool

Cary from South Carolina on 11/16/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The radio removal tool allowed me to take the radio out in less than 1 minute replace the fuse in the back of the radio and it was working. The dealership wanted 75 just to pull out the radio not including replacing the fuse.

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George from Highland, NY on 11/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well for removing the factory radio.

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Great tool

Anonymous from the Washington, DC Area on 11/6/2014

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised

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2001 Beetle Radio replacement

Manny from Lubbock, Tx on 10/23/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removal tools worked well. My only complaint was that the instructions were not well written and difficult to follow. Not just for the removal tools but also for the harness installation as well as the radio installation.

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Cons: poor installation instructions.

Metra 86-9001 Radio Removal Tool

Mike R from Boston, MA on 10/16/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool worked perfectly. In fact, it worked perfectly multiple times as I fitted cables and checked.

Pros: Works as advertized

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Radio removal tools

Tim from Brentwood, TN on 10/3/2014

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools worked great to remove old radio

Pros: Easy to use and free with radio purchase.

Cons: None.

Good tool

KeithS from Westmoreland, TN on 9/20/2014

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool makes it easy to remove factory radio in 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Pros: Easy to use Radio comes out easily Free with purchase of radio

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Radio removal tool

JohnS from Fairfield, CT on 8/24/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Changed battery in 1999 Mercedes SLK230, couldn't remember code. Contacted Mercedes and code they had didn't work, told me they needed radio model number. Used this tool and pulled radio in 15 seconds to get model number. Got a different code from Mercedes and popped radio back in. Viola radio works.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: sharp edges, could cut yourself

Remover tool for my Crossfire

EugeneB from Knoxville, TN on 8/22/2014

2004 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools work great, just as advertised.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

VW radio removal tool

Louis T from Bayside, NY on 8/20/2014

1999 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly. A little scary once you realize how easy it is to remove factory VW radios

Pros: Easy, works great

Cons: None

Good product

Rob from Spring Hill, TN on 8/17/2014

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice, universal tool.

Pros: Does the job.

Cons: none

Worked fine

PM from Durham, NC on 8/15/2014

2000 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed this to remove the old Monsoon stereo from a 2000 VW Golf. Worked great, and I appreciate Crutchfield supplying it with my order.

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Tools a must for installation of Kenwood DDX471HD

RicG76 from Pompano Beach, FL on 7/26/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool was very useful in installation of Kenwood DDX471HD

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Radio removal

Michael from Maine on 7/22/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect . . . well worth keeping

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

finalcut3 from Plainfield, IL on 7/8/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked just fine to remove the factory stereo in my 2002 Jetta. Unfortunately, I had a 4" factory stereo, which required 4 tools to remove. Crutchfield only sent 2. Luckily, the part of the tool labeled "For Mercedes applications" also worked. I cut those spokes off with a hacksaw and was able to remove the stereo.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Not enough tools were sent to remove the factory stereo.

Great tools!

Joe from Minneapolis, MN on 6/26/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Must have when removing a factory radio and cd player on Volkswagens! No more trying to use screwdrivers and other utensils to pry radio from car!

Pros: Quick and easy!

Cons: None

they work

mr.drew from LA on 6/9/2014

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

they work as advertised. there are only two keys so you need to do one side of the radio....pull it out some and then use them on the other side

Pros: they work

Cons: only way it would be better is if there were 4 of them to do all at once

Head unit removal tool

Michael from Anchorage, AK on 6/6/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very good. I was able to get my old head unit out in less then 30 seconds. No problems with fitting or anything.

Pros: Very easy to use and a great tool.

Cons: None

Great product

Kaspa7 from Durham, NC on 6/3/2014

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The custoner service tech who helped me order my JVC KD-R650 head unit advised me to get this item. It was absolutely necessary for installing this head unit in my 1995 Mercedes C280. It simplified the wiring a LOT by providing 4 RCA jacks that connected to the left/right, front/rear speaker outputs of the head unit. Sure beats having EIGHT MORE wires to splice into the car's wiring harness. Two of the connectors from the car's wiring harness plug into this adapter. There is no way to connect them incorrectly! The head unit is supplied with a wiring harness that matches the Metra adapter. The eight speaker wires were not used, as the RCA plugs took care of that. There were only 5 wires to connect. Match them color-to-color and you can't go wrong.

Pros: Simple and easy installation. Very little room for error. If you can match 5 colored wires on this adapter to the same 5 colored wires from the radio, you can't.won't do anything wrong. Worked perfectly as soon as I powered up the unit.

Cons: None. Everything with the installation went perfectly.

Do the trick

MS from Bellingham WA on 5/24/2014

2001 Volkswagen Eurovan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work perfectly, old deck was out in 30 seconds

Pros: Do the job quick

Cons: none

perfect

carytown from Richmond VA on 5/8/2014

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You REALLY need these. It's the only time I've ever been able to remove a factory Monsoon system on the first try!!! Be gentle and deliberate when using them though. They are a bit flimsy.

Pros: Keys fit and un-lock the factory Monsoon system from the dash perfectly.

Cons: none

Great tool

N5JJR from Ponca City, OK on 4/13/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very useful

Pros: Works great

Cons: can't think of any

Very useful

Mus5083 from Lacey,WA on 4/7/2014

1999 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use

Pros: Makes job very easy

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Perfect

Joe M from Los Angeles on 3/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Popped right out thanks to these

Pros: Super quick and easy with this tool

Cons: none

perfect fit

Stephen from Atlanta, Ga on 3/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it worked perfectly, very easy to install

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Metra radio removal tool

RAY C from RICHMOND, VA. on 3/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WHAT I NEEDED TO GET MY RADIO OUT. 100 % ON POINT !

Pros: ordered, super fast delivery, helpful sales person- wow- what more could a consumer ask for !!!!

Cons: none !!!

It was free

Jeffrey from MA on 2/28/2014

2004 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was too thin to immediately disengage the head unit. I finally gor it to work by sticking both of them into a single slot to unlock the radio.

Pros: Included in the order for free.

Cons: See above.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

frank m from derry nh on 2/23/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked okay

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Radio removal

Anonymous from Ashburn, VA on 2/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Factory Radio was out in about 15 seconds!!!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

SteveB from Rhode Island on 2/3/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made removal of the radio a five minute process, which would have been a disaster to remove otherwise.

Pros: excellent product would never remove radio without

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Removal Tools for 2002 Jetta Factory Radio

Marc M from Manchester, NH on 1/22/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They did exactly what they were supposed to do

Pros: Worked fine

Cons: A lot of sharp edges - would be better if they had a finger hole to help pull the factory radio forward

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've been installing car stereos for quite a while, so I already have a collection of radio keys, but these came with the kit from Crutchfield, so now I have another. These actually seem to be a little better quality than the last set I got. The metal seems a little thicker. Anyway, they did what they were supposed to and I didn't have to dig in my tool box since they came with the kit. I'm happy.

Pros: Effectively free with radio purchase Quality material

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

CrevC from Las Vegas, NV on 1/13/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These work perfectly. Use once, throw 'em away!

Pros: Perfect for removing Double Din units.

Cons: none.

Chrysler Crossfire

Mrmiata from Kellyville, Ok on 1/1/2014

2004 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for this "Mercedes" based car.

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Use a tool. Don't be a tool

bserrone from Raleigh NC on 12/29/2013

1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A craftsman never blames his tools. He also has the right tool for the right job. If this is the removal tool you need, buy it. If it is not, get the right one. Be a craftsman.

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Works Fine

Anonymous from Vancouver, WA on 12/11/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got these for removing the OEM stereo from a Mercedes-Benz. They work very well.

Pros: Works

Cons: Bend easily.

free

jozaan from ny, ny on 12/9/2013

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked but needed 4...only sent me 2

Pros: None

Cons: Symphony 1 and 2 radios need 4

Very tricky

Hunter from Baton Rouge, LA on 11/10/2013

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They fit, but it's very easy to insert too far into the slots and bend the small levers they clip to. They also have sharp edges, so wear gloves if you use them. The dealership uses a plate with keys attached to insure a proper angle. If you bend the levers, you'll have to remove the dash to pull the VW head unit out so I highly suggest you bring the car to the dealership and have the techs pull the head unit for you.

Pros: They work when inserted properly.

Cons: Sharp edges and easy to insert too far.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Clayton, CA on 10/21/2013

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent tool for removing Mercedes factory in-dash units.

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Works

Troy from Lady Lake, FL on 10/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

Pros: Works for my receiver and others

Cons: none

Pioneer

aag007 from Tucson, AZ on 9/14/2013

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I LIKE

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good to have .

Anonymous from attleboro,ma. on 9/10/2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

you should have this tools to remove your radio.

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Slick & quick

Chachi007 from Midwest,Il on 8/25/2013

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked great! I inserted these & out came the stock cassette player.

Pros: Quick

Cons: None really once you know which ends to insert

Great

Joe B from NJ on 8/20/2013

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does its job. People are crazy with these reviews. Its too sharp? Too flimsy? Its nothing of the sort. It does exactly what its meant to do. Try getting one of these at a dealership.

Pros: I don't have to cut up old credit cars to get my radio out.

Cons: None at all.

Did the job

Bill from Pa on 8/20/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They seemed flimsy at first glance but they work just fine, which is all that matters.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Charlevoix, MI on 8/20/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The right tool for the job, thanks

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Factory radio removal tool

Alex from Bartlett il on 8/6/2013

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Dealer / electronic store wanted 55.00 to remove radio and check fuse. Ordered from crutchfield, received order 2 days flat. Talk about service this was not my first purchase and wil not be my last.

Pros: Worked just as described

Cons: NA

Works as expected

JJ from Charlottesville, VA on 8/2/2013

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools work great, and i would give it 5 stars, but I think the manufacturer could stand to smooth the edges on these so they don't scratch as easily. One false move and BANG a nice little scratch in what ever it touches. Other than that, they work exactly as expected. ***Note, they cannot be removed until the radio is pulled as you have to manually press the tabs back in to remove the tools. At that's how it has to be done on an Audi.

Pros: Works as expected. The start design gives you something to pull on to remove the radio as there is really not much to grab hold of on these radios.

Cons: Sharp edges. Carefully of cuts and scratches on anything you might touch with them. Keep them in plastic during storage so they don't damage anything around them.

Excellent tools for VW

1zapz from Pacific NW on 7/26/2013

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Cool tools - I have to hide them in the van so my sons don't use them as ninja throwing stars!

Pros: Works on my equipment

Cons: None

Simple tool, did the job

Robert from San Luis Obispo, CA on 6/22/2013

2001 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just you basic removal tool, worked fine.

Pros: Did just what it was supposed to do

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

TomW from Longwood, FL on 6/19/2013

2005 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Smart design. Very easy to use

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ron from Ridgeland, MS on 6/12/2013

2005 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool, easy to use!

Pros: Ease of use!

Cons: none

This is a must have!

Mitchell9 from Evesham, NJ on 6/10/2013

2000 Audi TT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice and cheap but essential! These things are a must have in order to remove your factory head unit.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Cheap and appeared to have already been used with scratches on the metal upon arrival! No point in complaining, they still worked...

worked

Justin c from dewitt,NY on 5/12/2013

2004 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ok

Pros: Fits

Cons: front plate you have to glue on

Useful

Lydia from Maryland on 5/5/2013

1998 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this tool with my Volkswagen beetle monsoon radio. It was a little hard to take out but finally managed after a lot of tugging. You may need another person to take out radio so one person can pull on the tools while the other pulls from the cassette.

Pros: Great price! Came free with the radio

Cons: Slips out, doesn't stay locked in place

Didn't work very well.

Rick T. from Pen Argyl, PA on 4/29/2013

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While this came with a good picture and how to, the tool was flimsy and didn't really grab onto the radio. Needed a screw driver to pry out the radio since the tool kept letting go.

Pros: Good thought, drawings

Cons: Didn't work as planned, kept slipping off the radio.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Kenosha, WI on 4/27/2013

2005 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use no complaints.

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Thanks for suppling this little guy

Rob K. from Kingsport, TN on 4/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's nice that Crutchfield takes care of you, It's hard telling how much this would have cost if I had to buy one.

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OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools

John from Vermilion Ohio on 4/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

Jetta deck removal tools

Peter T from McCloud California on 3/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The removal Keys worked flawlessly. Much better than trying to make them out of a credit card. Worth the money.

Pros: Worked flawlessly

Cons: No issues.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

LORKesq from South Ozone Park, NY on 3/11/2013

2002 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described. Push inside slots, finegal a bit, pull out headunit. Used on an 02 VW Passat.

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Crutchfield First Rate

JP from Apollo Beach, FL on 2/28/2013

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removal tool makes it so simple and easy. Did what it supposed to do.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons:

Unlocks but could not remove

LairK from San Clemente, CA on 2/14/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They slid right in and clicked as advertised, but simply popped off when I trying to remove the deck. Ended up ripping the face off the existing deck to get it out. In fairness, it was more likely the old deck than the tool...

Pros: Unlocks the deck.

Cons: Would not remove the deck by simply pulling on the tool.

DIN Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

1999 Volkswagen Eurovan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't need them in this case but have always worked well in the past.

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Nice freebee

John_M from Austin, TX on 1/3/2013

1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much else to say but Thanks for including these with my purchase!

Pros: Free

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from San Jose, CA on 12/21/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked but cheaply made even for a freebie.

Pros: worked

Cons: sharp

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 10/16/2012

2000 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't have done the job without them!

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Cons:

you need four (2 pairs)

tony s from NY on 9/26/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

need for double din vw 2003 jetta

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Universal OEM DIN Removal Tool

Masi from Costa Mesa, CA on 8/17/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool to removing OEM radio. A great way to reach back and unlatch a radio.

Pros: The instructions were very explanatory for the task with the assurance of technical support.

Cons: None

Awesome, perfect.

Dave from Columbia, MO on 7/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing. Perfect.

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Nice , but i didn't need these for my install ...

P. Jones from Syracuse , NY on 6/18/2012

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just being honest here . I had my own set already , only because the factory Monsoon in my Passat uses 4 removal tools , not 2 . So i had already had the set of my own before this kit .

Pros: But it's nice they include these at no extra cost !

Cons: None .

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ben from Eugene, OR on 6/16/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool worked well. I recommend wearing gloves as the pressure needed to remove my factory Porsche CDR-230 deck was painful due to the thin metal. Otherwise would be 5 stars. But Hey! It worked.

Pros: Crutchfield provided it at no additional cost. It worked.

Cons: Metal is thin and could cut, wear gloves and no problem.

MB radio removal keys

GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

On older W124 chassis with somewhat inset radio, the tool does not work unless you bend or cut off one of the three legs. Other than that, it is serviceable and does work as intended.

Pros: Works but may require some modification.

Cons: Needs modification to work on some older MB models.

Does it's job...

jay_ryn from Los Angeles, CA on 6/6/2012

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very handy tool to get your stock radio out.

Pros: Free and it gets the job done.

Cons: Be careful of the sharp edges.

perfect

JMR from Washington, DC on 6/2/2012

1998 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well

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Universal OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools

bill from east mtns, nm on 5/28/2012

2005 Dodge Sprinter
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't use as I had OEM tool.

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Alright

David from Conway Arkansas on 5/24/2012

2000 Audi TT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This removal tool is a good idea and it will get your foreign car's radio out, but the stamped metal design of these are bad. They have sharp edges and I cut my finger pretty good getting my radio out.

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Da tool

Anonymous from San Jose, CA on 5/10/2012

1998 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Its free. It works.

Pros: Its free and it works

Cons: none.

works great

kentw from Arkansas on 4/30/2012

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love the fact that these tools were included with my order! Very handy during removal process.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Michigan on 4/4/2012

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Universal OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools.

Pros: Did the job

Cons: Took me several tries before I got the factory radio securing feature to release. Razor sharp edges -watch out Gillette you got competition.

Perfect!

Lou from Italy on 4/2/2012

2003 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Something so simple totally made the install a breeze! If you've never used anything like this before, read the directions. They are thin because they have to be. With that said, be careful because the edges can be sharp. If you're using them correctly they are more than strong enough... If they are bending, you're doing it wrong

Pros: This tool is invaluable!

Cons: May have sharp edges

Essential tools

jansjetta from Grand Junction CO on 3/27/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Read the directions. Saw some goof ball on You Tube use these wrong. If you spend less than a minute reading the directions you will have no problems. WEAR GLOVES when using these. They are cheap and will cut you if you're not careful.

Pros: Free and do the job.

Cons: Poorly made and universal.

Like a Charm

Jay from Indianapolis on 1/23/2012

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Remember, If you want to do the job right you need the right tools. You have to have these tools if you want to remove your stock stereo without damaging your radio or interior trim. Follow the directions. Start out by inserting the tools and pulling out with light pressure on the right side then the left and work the radio out little by little going back and forth from one side to the other and you'll find out it will come out quite nicely.

Pros: Works!

Cons: edges sharp

Amazing Tool

swil from gilbert, az on 1/22/2012

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as designed, good instructions.

Pros: perfect

Cons: none

Worked for me

Happy Audi Driver from Oklahoma on 12/3/2011

2002 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was somewhat skeptical of these tools based on other reviews; however, these worked just fine for me in removing a Bose system from my 2002 Audi A4. Took no more than 5 minutes to do the job. The metal is very thin and sharp. I wore a pair of gloves based on other reviews and things worked fine. Don't know if I'd want these for a commercial opperation where I had to use them frequently but for the job I had, they worked fine.

Pros: Prompt delivery. Worked as advertised.

Cons: Very thin metal; one bent while using but it was easy to straighten out.

ouch!

Anonymous from Katy, Tx on 11/15/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got two sets of DIN tools with my stereo, to remove my old head unit. They were incredibly flimsy, bent on me and had very sharp edged that cut up my fingers and imbedded steel slivers in my hands. I work with my hands, so my callouses can take most minor abuses. These tools exceeded my durability. Be careful, wear gloves.

Pros: not much. They did the work, but just barely.

Cons: thin sheet metal bent easily when force was applied, sharp edges cut up my hands!

Radio Removal Tool

Jack from Greencastle, PA on 11/10/2011

Since I didn't do the changeover myself, I assume the installer had no trouble. Thanks for including it.

Pros: It was very convenient to have the ability to get the radio in and out.

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Thank You

Aovi from Alabama Coast on 10/6/2011

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thank you for including these free with my stereo purchase. Nothing like being able to pull the old stereo out in seconds without a lot of sweating, crying, and cursing. It didn't just make it easier, it flat out made it EASY. Crutchfield does it right.

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Removal key

Glenn from Durham on 10/2/2011

1995 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While I had a removal tool for my head unit prior to my order, it's nice to have Crutchfield include one just in case. The steel is rough with sharp edges, but it could do the job.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Carsten from CA on 9/5/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this was by far the most easy part off the installation off my new radio. the old one came out so easy.

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Can it get any easier

Kevin P from Rancho Cucamonga on 7/26/2011

2001 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can it get any easier. They gave me the tools to remove my old radio in seconds!

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So easy a girl did it

GA peach from Peach, GA on 7/15/2011

1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the job in a quick and easy snap! great!

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they work

Alpha from Eagan,MN on 4/25/2011

1999 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it was so easy to take my factory radio out.i cant belive i used to pay to have a radio in

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Worst tool ever!

Anonymous from Salem, NH on 4/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Man can you say cheap! This tool they sent was the worst ever! It was so flimsy that it kept bending. It never did work on pulling out my factory radio, and I had to resort to actually prying the faceplate off like I was stealing it to get to the tabs and use a screwdriver to pull the radio out. Good thing I had a new radio to go in or I would have been screwed. The tools were made of very cheap metal and kept bending and were very sharp.

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Didn't need these

John98026 from Lynnwoor, WA on 4/15/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The JVC deck that I purchased came with the necessary tools so I didn't need or use these.

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Lots Better than thin bladed screw drivers!

ScruddlyJr from Fort Collins, CO on 4/7/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't think I would need these, but since I had to wait for some other parts to exchange my stereo, I decided to pay the few bucks to add them to my order - I am glad I did! These made getting the factory radio out of my Crossfire a two second operation rather than 15 minutes of fiddling with thin bladed screw drivers. Highly recommendedA

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Flimsy

CP from Cincinnati, OH on 3/28/2011

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While the tool could potentially work for its intended purpose, it is flimsy and difficult to hold/pull on. While I understand that it shouldn't need more than a slight tug, if at all, on difficult pulls where the radio unit doesn't cooperate, the tool hurt to pull on. Save yourself the trouble and invest the $ in a decent pull set if you are going to be needing them on a time to time basis. For one time pulls, I suppose this tool would be sufficient.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

ScottC from Fort Worth, TX on 3/26/2011

2005 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work perfectly. The only thing keeping it from being 5 stars is that these things are razor sharp! Wear some good gloves when you use them, either that or make sure your first aid kit is well stocked.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from CT on 3/25/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm!

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Just what the doctor ordered

FredP from Pinckney MI on 3/7/2011

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These made it so easy to get the old radio out that I smiled!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

James F. from Macon, GA on 2/20/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly, made removal a piece of cake.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

DL from Kansas City, MO on 2/1/2011

2002 Audi TT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used these to remove a radio from an Audi TT. While the tool is necessary, the radio was stuck and could not be removed by these tools alone. I found an internet video explaining how to remove the radio if it's stuck. The video has a disclaimer that using their method can be dangerous, but I was able to remove the radio without any damage.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

dbg from Charlotte, NC on 1/31/2011

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazingly easy to use. Just make sure and read the directions first.

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Super Easy Radio Removal

alex from CT on 11/24/2010

2000 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a double DIN radio in my 2001 Audi A6, and I ordered two pairs of these tools to fit into the four slots on the radio. I popped all four tools in, they all clicked, then I gently pulled the radio out, and I was done. Literally took less than five minutes to remove the radio, fantastic tools. A note: Once I had the tools in, I wasn't really sure how to get them out. I'm not sure if everyone else just knows, but I was pulling at the tools assuming they just slide back out. What I found out is, on the sides of the radio once you pull it out, are four metal tabs. If you push these tabs in with the tools still in the radio, the tool will unclip, and you can pull it right out.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Kalona, IA on 10/15/2010

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made removal much easier.

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Works great

JeffW from Fishers, IN on 10/8/2010

2003 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Bill from Florence, MS on 8/19/2010

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Worked Perfectly.

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Sweet!!!

DAVID from So Cal on 1/19/2010

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly on first attempt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Jordan L. from Cumberland, WI on 7/29/2009

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

When I put them in my radio they all "clicked" into place but then when I went to pull out the radio, the tools just came right back out. So I had to put them in to unlock the radio and then pry it out with screwdrivers. And yes they are very sharp.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

TurboPepe from Independence, IA, USA on 5/18/2009

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked OK, instructions sent with stereo (supposed to be vehicle specific) said to use wrong end of tool. After thumping head against wall read the instructions that came inside bag with tool and like magic it all worked out.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Palmtree907 from Augusta,Ga on 3/29/2009

These were provided "free" when I purchased the radio. Although they claimed they were a value, I wouldn't have paid a dime for them. The edges were as everyone states, increadibly sharp. I sliced all 10 of my fingers in the first 5 seconds of trying to remove the radio. Thank goodness my car had leather, I bled everywhere. One of the tools wouldn't unlock the radio, and the other wouldn't come out at first. BEWARE!

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Easy to use

Gary from Warwick, RI on 3/23/2009

2000 Volkswagen Passat

The key is very easy to use and the stereo just pop right off

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OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools - 2003 Passat

Robert from Massachusetts on 3/7/2009

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall, the four Universal OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools I used to remove the radio in my 2003 VW Passat worked well. Firstly, they are very SHARP and, if you are not careful, you will cut yourself. Secondly, they are flimsy and they will easily bend if you are not careful. Thirdly, they were easy to insert into the radio but difficult to remove so be patient and don't panic.

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