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S&G Tool Aid 87650

Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool

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This handy tool allows you to pry up plastic or metal door panel fasteners without damaging the fasteners or door panels. Warranty: 30 days.

 

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5 out of 5

Very Handy

Written By Jeff, Chesterfield, VA on Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Very handy tool - made the door and trim panel removal simple and easy!!
Pros:
easy panel removal
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Door Panel Removal Tool

Written By Bob C, MD on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Tool worked as advertised. Removed panels cleanly without damage.
Pros:
Right size and shape for the job.
Cons:
The picture in the instructions didn't show enough detail about where to place the tool on the edge of the panel. On my first try I tried to insert it between the weather striping and the panel, not knowing that the weather stripping was part of the panel. After I figured out to pry between the weather stripping and the door, the tool worked beautifully.
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5 out of 5

Practical

Written By pmack, Fort Worth, TX on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Worked great! Very easy and practical.
Pros:
Great product-easy to use.
Cons:
Not plastic coated, I guess.
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4 out of 5

made it easy

Written By Anonymous, gilbert az on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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Made it easy.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Tool Aid

Written By JamesD, Brevard,NC on Friday, October 04, 2013
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Great tool helped in not damaging the door panels.
Pros:
Easy to use and prevents damage to door panels.
Cons:
none
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2 out of 5

Not worth it

Written By nurbeh, north carolina on Thursday, August 29, 2013
 
I did with my fingernails what this tool was designed to do. I should have saved the $.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Auldbkr, Mansfield ct on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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I was skeptical at first and thought it was a waste of money. However, since I have had some problems with door panels before I bought it. It worked like a charm. Duct taped the handle to make it smoother. Wrapped cloth around the fork to prevent scratches in the paint.
Pros:
Simplifies door panel removal considerably.
Cons:
None.
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4 out of 5

S&G door panel tool

Written By JG, Lucasville, Ohio on Monday, July 08, 2013
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Tool worked as it should & as described
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
Maybe it would be better if handle was dipped in plastic coating.
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2 out of 5

Not necessary and can scratch paint

Written By stock audio, my car on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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I purchased this tool due to the recommendation of my online advisor. I definitely feel like I just got up sold. They recommended this as a needed item for my subaru. The thing is this is specifically for GM parts. Maybe for specific applications, this is a lifesaver, but it was not needed for mine and it would be overpriced even if it was.

This is simply a flat metal pry tool with a notch to fit the clips. It is made of cheap sheet metal and couldn't have cost more the $0.50 to make. It needs a hard coating such as plasti-coat to prevent scratching your vinyl and paint. I wrapped it in masking tape for the same effect. I could've done my job by simply wrapping a stiff putty knife in tape.

In the end, I thought my whole purchase from crutchfield was still a good deal, but this was a disappointment and I feel like they represented it as necesary when it was not. It might be needed for your GM, but was definitely not for me. And, even if necesary, the quality of the tool leaves much to be desired.
Pros:
Maybe it is need if you have a GM
Cons:
Cheaply made, not needed for my subaru, will scratch your paint.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650 Easy to use

Written By Mike D, Yonkers NY on Monday, June 10, 2013
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the tool is very easy to use. seems to be universal for multiple model cars. just slide it between the panel and the clip and pop it
Pros:
light, easy to store
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Nice Tool!

Written By cdunk4, Lititz,PA on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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this tool made it quite simple to remove the door panels
Pros:
saves fingertips
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Good to have

Written By J.J, Birmingham, AL on Monday, May 20, 2013
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Must have this tool for install
Pros:
Good tool
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

works great

Written By Len, sneads ferry,nc on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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works great
Pros:
works great
Cons:
it may scratch paint ,so take precautions
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Anonymous, nc on Friday, May 10, 2013
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no damage
Pros:
works great
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4 out of 5

Not really needed

Written By KDP250, Cheyenne, WY on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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Got the door trim removal tool and didn't really need it on any door panel as the door panels on my F250 popped off with no issues and snapped right back into place after replacing the speakers.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Anonymous, Frederick, Maryland on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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This was my first install and this tool made all the difference in the world. Used as the directions said and removal was simple.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid

Written By James M, Brunswick, GA on Friday, April 26, 2013
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This tool made the job so much easier. I was very impressed with the ease of use.
Pros:
Fast install
Cons:
None to mention.
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5 out of 5

Great, Simple Tool

Written By Anonymous, Lenexa, KS on Monday, April 22, 2013
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This little tool is amazing. It made removing my Silverado door panel 10x easier. It's thin enough to get behind, yet strong enough to get the panel fasteners to let go. Extremely handy tool for working on vehicles.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By DaleF, Belleville Ar. on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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This tool is a life saver. No worries of breaking something, like I usually do with a screwdriver. Would love to have a whole set.
Pros:
Easy and safe to use.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Love this tool!

Written By Jeff G, San Tan Valley, AZ on Monday, March 11, 2013
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I wish I had this tool years ago! I am always a nervous wreck when pulling panels because its so easy to break the clips. This tool made it so easy. I do try to do my own maintenance so I pull panels sometimes and the worst part is the worrying over breaking the clips. Cant say enough, Get this tool!

Truck: 2001 Chevy 2500 HD Ext Cab Components: Sony MEX-BT4100P Polk Audio DXi460p 4"x6" Plate Speakers Polk Audio DXi650s 6.5" Slim Mount Coaxial Speakers MTX T-Form 99-06 GM Extra Cab Tan w/two 10" Subs and 200W Amp Alpine KTP-445U Head Unit Power Pack 45W x 4 Car Amp

Kits, Wires, Tools: Chevy/GMC Pickup/Astro Kit 1995-up, S/E S&G Tool Aid 87650 Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool GM Wire Harness receiver, 1985-up GM Antenna Adapter Motorola M to OEM antenna F Posi-Products Connector Kit 16 pieces for Car Stereos AudioQuest G-Snake 2M Audio Interconnect Cables (pair)
Pros:
Get this tool! Its cheap and simple.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

It helps out a lot!

Written By ABruce18, Mechanicsburg. PA on Friday, February 15, 2013
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This tool made my job so much easier with installing speakers and running amp wiring. You could probably do the same without this but this helped a lot and left no scratches if you watch what you are doing.
Pros:
Faster Installs
Cons:
A littly pricey
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1 out of 5

Not happy

Written By Richard, El Dorado Ks on Sunday, February 03, 2013
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Although this tool is designed to be helpful after installing my speakers I wish that I had not used or paid for this tool. I have installed hundreds of speakers over the years and in order to do so I have removed may door panels but I have never damaged as much of a door panel as I did this time using this tool! It just seems to apply pressure in such a way that it leads to damage to the panel and the plastic clips used to secure the panel to the door. In the future it would be nice if Crutchfield would supply replacement clips or at least offer them for purchase.
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4 out of 5

Great tool for ease without causing scratches

Written By kYboyinCO, Aurora, CO on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Could have done the work without it but this tool made installation easy and didn't scratch the trim.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By RM, Kahului, HI on Sunday, December 16, 2012
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A much needed tool to install speakers in the door.
Pros:
Perfect tool.
Cons:
None.
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2 out of 5

not needed

Written By Jeff, Sherwood, AR on Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Looks like it would be useful, if your vehicle uses clips to secure the door panels. My 2003 Dodge Ram did not. It has hooks that slide into the door, so once the screws are removed you just lift it off.
Pros:
looks like it would work
Cons:
didn't need it, pretty expensive for what it is.
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By PaPa AL, Woodbury, TN on Thursday, August 02, 2012
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Good quality, works great.
Pros:
Hefty & durable.
Cons:
None.
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4 out of 5

Great Basic Tool

Written By Jake W, Corning, NY on Friday, July 06, 2012
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This tool is much bigger than what the picture shows or maybe it was just me. It's pretty thick so you need to start at a section that is easy to pry up. I did not take this advice but if your worried about your doors wrapping the ends in electric tape could help. My doors came off easy with this tool and only broke one small plastic thing some where out of 4 doors, so overall it was a huge success.
Pros:
Saved me time, and energy. Helped me safely remove my doors. Strong and can be used on all different typed of doors.
Cons:
Like others have said this is a bit pricey for what it is. I think 5 would be a good value for this but then again 10 is a lot cheaper than having to buy new door panels which I am sure I would have destroyed without this tool.
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5 out of 5

Great Tool

Written By Chris, Durham,VA on Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Great tool. Completely worth the money. Worked great on both cars installing the head units.
Pros:
Cheap and saves you money by not scarring up panels in car.
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5 out of 5

Perfect popper

Written By Dave, Kentucky on Monday, March 12, 2012
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Very nice tool for popping trim pieces and door panels out.
Pros:
Easy to use. Plenty of grip.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Extreamly useful tool

Written By bmonk80, Asheville, NC on Monday, March 05, 2012
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Though probably not necessary it made the job of taking the door panel apart a much easier experience.
Pros:
Worked like a charm getting my door panel off
Cons:
A little pricey for a piece of stamped sheet metal
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1 out of 5

Door Panel remover

Written By Bob, Florida on Monday, January 23, 2012
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While this might be a great tool, I'm disappointed that Clutchfield added it to my order when it won't work on my 2003 Dually. No need for it at all. There are no tabs to pop.
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1 out of 5

Totally Unnecessary

Written By Dave, Hammond, LA on Friday, January 20, 2012
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I go to Crutchfield in large part because they're very thorough when it comes to helping inept self-installers like me. The flip side of that coin, though, is that they can easily over-equip somebody who doesn't know ahead of time what some of the "recommended accessories" are for. This Dash faceplate removal tool is not some sort of ultra-specific piece that comprises the only way I could've loosened the dash panel front on my Silverado (I figured when I included it in my order that it was); the task it performed could just as easily been performed by the putty knife/spackle spreader I have in my tool box (as well as by any of my wider chisels, or even a kitchen spatula). Don't waste your money; spend it on components, then head to the kitchen drawer for a spatula when it's time to install.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good tool but not needed

Written By M Miller, Tennessee on Tuesday, November 01, 2011
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Well...ordered some Polk speakers and was told I needed this product and did not. I will keep for use in my other car.
Pros:
Tool is made well, seems to be good quality
Cons:
Did not need
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5 out of 5

Regrets!

Written By Paradyne, Alaska on Thursday, October 20, 2011
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My only regret is that I wish I would have purchased/used this before trying the flat head screw driver (even wrapped it in a small cloth!)

This leaves no marks at all!

1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great tool for not breaking your door panels!

Written By Atomic Tommy, Tracy CA on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Really helps to distribute the force needed to pop the panel clips loose. I remember back in the day the pressboard door panels that would easily break without a tool like this. Buy it! End the frustration.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Tom Ben, Barto PA on Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Made the job easy
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5 out of 5

Nice tool to have

Written By Byron, Clearwater, FL on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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I bought this tool with my new speakers and I was glad I did. It really helped me get the door panels off without damaging anything. And now I have it for any other reason I may need to remove door panels.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Anonymous, Northern Virginia on Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Worked like a champ on my 2002 Avalanche
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By DuaneB, Manassas, VA on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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This little tool works. I was able to remove my door panel and not break anything thanks to this tool and Crutchfield's step by step insturctions. And I was able to get the door panel right back on and it feels and looks like no one has touched the door. It looks like a professional did the work. A must have tool if you are going to remove your door panel.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By roystd1, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Works well......
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4 out of 5

Handy

Written By Tennessee Tom, Auburn, AL on Monday, March 21, 2011
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Good for prying up large panels without tearing up plastic connectors, but
didn't absolutely need it for my speaker installation. Could come in handy for
a vast variety of tasks, though.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Recommendaton and time/money saver!

Written By taylor, VA on Sunday, March 06, 2011
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A real time saver when removing the door panel.

Thanks Crutchfield, for recommending I buy this rather than the speaker baffles! The baffels wouldn't've worked, as the windows would have crushed them as they
cranked down!
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5 out of 5

gmc sierra 2

Written By bill, md on Monday, February 21, 2011
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Good to have for the rear doors! Take your time with this tool on the Sierra
rear panels and you will have 0 problems.
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5 out of 5

Toyota door panel tol

Written By Redlinerl20, Dayton, OHIO on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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YOU will need this tool to take of your door panel for a Toyota Matrix. If not you will break
all the clips. You must also be careful when opening the small plastic cap that is located
in the door handle area. There are 2 screws to remove first before the door panel can be
taken off.
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1 out of 5

panel tool

Written By Eric L, South Carolina on Friday, November 26, 2010
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This is not something I would have purchased if I took the time to view it first. (my fault)
It is metal and will easly scratch panels if not very careful. Also it was way to thick to get
between my dash panel.
I used a plastic dart and panel tool that work great.
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3 out of 5

not mandatory, but well worth the price

Written By ekorby02, Hailey, ID on Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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I ordered this along with my door speakers in case I needed it. Only the rear doors uses this tool and I still broke a clip, but for the price, I would still recommend getting this tool.
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1 out of 5

Panel Removal Tool

Written By William, Florida on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
 
I bought this when I decided to redo the receiver and speakers in my 1993 Ford F-150 but I didn't even need it, but when I get to replacing my shot speakers in a 02 Silverado I think it would come in handy; at least I hope I get to use it.
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5 out of 5

Lifesaver !!!

Written By Glenvall, Batesville, Arkansas on Saturday, June 06, 2009
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This tool helped me save every single locking tab on all 4 doors and also door sills and kickpanels. Love it and would recommend it to anyone !!!

Rock On !!!

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4 out of 5

Very useful but should cost 50% less

Written By Joe, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, June 01, 2009
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It's a very functional tool that saves you some possible headaches from damaging your trim or ripping fasteners. It made the removal of my door trim and other trim items quick and easy. It really should only cost about half this much since it's just stamped metal as a previous reviewer pointed out.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent tool

Written By John, Snohomish, Wa on Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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This tool is cheap and effective and all you need to get the door panells off. I did use another reviewers advise and duct tape the ends so I would not scratch my paint.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Handy Tool

Written By alanhawaii, Hilo, HI on Monday, May 18, 2009
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This is one of those tools that you can do the job without but it makes things easier. My justification was that I was saving money doing it myself so why not make it as easy as possible. I did put a piece of duct tape on the back of the tool so I wouldn't scratch any paint when prying off the front door panels. This tool helps you quickly pry off the panel with less risk of breaking any of the fasteners.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Unnecessary

Written By Alan, Tipp City Ohio on Thursday, April 30, 2009
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I ordered replacement speakers for my 2007 Ford Focus sedan. I assumed (yeah, I know) that the tool would be necessary to remove the door panels. It wasn't. The door panels only require a T15 torx, a 1/4" socket and a small flat screwdriver. So, do yourself a favor and look at your door panels to make sure you really need this thing.
2 out of 13 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

You need this

Written By Paul, North Jersey on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Works well. Some type of notched pry-blade is essential to pop doors without damage. But could be a bit smaller, less over-packaged, and HALF THE PRICE. Or 50%-off (not 10%, a lousy buck) with any order over a hundred bucks (not just "select radios").
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4 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By mike, San Diego on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
 
Great help
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3 out of 5

Does what it's designed to do - but cost too much

Written By Joel, Chesterfield, VA on Thursday, February 26, 2009
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Great tool - saved lots of headache and time - but I agree with previous posts, should cost no more than $5. It's a stamped out piece of metal.
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4 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By Charles, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Friday, February 06, 2009
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A bit pricey for what it is, but it is an ingenious little tool. I've never had such an easy time poppin' off door panels.
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4 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By K1500, Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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This works very well, and better than a screwdriver because it better distributes the force you put on it (making it less likely to crack or damage a panel) and has a better grip. However, it is quite pricey for just a piece of metal. $4.99 would be more reasonable.
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5 out of 5

Worked very well for me.

Written By Ryan, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, November 15, 2008
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I used this tool to pop the door panels off of my 2001 Monte Carlo. Made removal a breeze. I used it in conjunction with Multiwedge 3600 set, and the door clips popped right off without breaking, and without scratching the paint or the plastic.
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4 out of 5

A little advice

Written By AudioChik, Fairfax, VA on Friday, March 21, 2008
 
This tool does work great for most applications. A tip I learned from a former co-worker was to get some electrical tape and tape up the parts of the tool that may scratch the paint where you are trying to pry pieces off. If it is too thick to fit in small places, use your screw driver until you can fit this tool under the panel. I only recommend using a screwdriver if you have patience because you can end up popping a hole right through your panel.
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4 out of 5

Does the job.

Written By Billy, Bartlett, TN on Monday, October 29, 2007
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I got this because Crutchfield recommended it and I had never removed the door panels in my car before. This definately makes the job easier with less worry over damaging anything.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Scratches big time

Written By kevin, Houston, TX on Monday, April 03, 2006
 
I bought one of these to use on my last install and the other reviewer is correct. It is large and thick. Becuase it is so thick, I found that it scratches the paint everywhere you shove it under the panel. I've found a screwdriver with some electrical tape on it to be a much safer method for popping a panel.

That said, it does what its supposed to do, so 3 stars.
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1 out of 5

Not Useful

Written By Ed, Washington on Sunday, February 05, 2006
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I bought this tool because I have a fairly new car and the idea of taking it apart was pretty frightening. As it turns out, this thing is just too bulky to really fit in anywhere. Also, the prying tip is about as fat as a screwdriver anyway, so you can't even wedge it between anything. I ended up using my screwdriver to take out all of the panels (and didn't break anything), so buying this thing was kind of a waste.
23 out of 25 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written By don_effonefifty, MO on Monday, October 24, 2005
 
Yeah, what he said ^^^^. Used it on the door panels on a '93 Explorer (12-year-old composite woodstuff - kinda scary) and they survived the speaker change 100%. Simple little tool, but very much worth the $ if you want your your interior to stay intact.
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5 out of 5

The right tool for the right job.

Written By Rye, Central California on Sunday, February 06, 2005
 
I've never removed a door panel on any car before so I bought this item - and it worked great! Don't with run the risk with a flat head screw driver of creating a stress riser (which may crack the panel) if you exert too much force on the door panel. This tool is broad and flat so it easily slides between the panel and door and will not damage the panels. If you are a first timer at removing your door panels (to replace speakers, dynamat, etc), I HIGHLY recommend picking this up. It's inexpensive and will make your installation much smoother!
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