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S&G Tool Aid 87650

Tool for prying up plastic or metal door panel fasteners

83 Reviews

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Our take on the S&G Tool Aid 87650

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

NEEDED if one is going to remove their factory receiver. Takes some work but if you do it right itll be easy.

Corbin, Victoria, TX

What's in the Box:

  • Door trim removal tool
  • Instructions on package
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83 Reviews

NEEDED

Written by: Corbin from Victoria, TX on April 6, 2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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NEEDED if one is going to remove their factory receiver. Takes some work but if you do it right itll be easy.

Pros: Gets the receiver out.

Cons: Hard to make sure if youre doing it right. But be forceful with it.

Helpful tool

Written by: Brad from Greenville, SC on March 30, 2016

2009 Toyota Corolla
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This tool made it a lot easier to do the install without damaging my car

Pros: Worked great

Cons: none

Great tool

Written by: Irfan from alexandria, VA on March 6, 2016

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Great tool , must have it

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Written by: Anonymous from st amant, LA on January 26, 2016

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Good tool to use when separating door panels!

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Door panel-removal tool

Written by: mikewh328 from New Jersey on October 28, 2015

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This is an excellent-made tool, and definitely a requirement for those that have had no experience with removing molded-door panels before.

Pros: Excellent tool to have.

Cons: Ask your friends first to see if they already have one before you get one - unless you're in the business of popping out door panels on a regular basis, you'll only be using this tool one time. I only found out a friend of mine had the same tool AFTER I already received mine and used it.

Great tool

Written by: Nate from Alabama on July 14, 2015

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Great tool! I used it on all 4 doors of my 01 suburban.

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Panel removal tool

Written by: John from North GA on June 20, 2015

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Was very helpful in removing interior panels. Between it and my hands, it went smoothly.

Pros: Easy and helpful

Cons: Could be longer, leaves marks on work area (wrapped mine in masking tape to not scratch anything)

Works better than a flathead screwdriver

Written by: JCool from Connecticut on May 28, 2015

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This works a lot better than a flathead screwdriver, it's much wider and angled. Less likely to do panel damage. My advice for door panels, don't push too far into the panel, start slowly and peek in to find the pegs. I was too eager at first and got panel glue all over the tool.

Pros: Works better than a flathead screwdriver on door panels

Cons: Not sure it's worth price tag but I'm glad I have it now

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Written by: Wayne G from Lebanon, TN on April 27, 2015

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I think they always recommend this. It can be handy, and I probably could have gotten the job done without it, but that's OK. Not terribly built for what you pay for it.

Pros: Well constructed

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Does the job with exceptions

Written by: JJ from Columbus, OH on February 9, 2015

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I ordered this tool because I've used screwdrivers in the past to pry apart panels. The screwdriver works great with a little duct or electrical tape on it to prevent scratching. The problem with a screw driver is it is a small point of entry and thus a small point of force. It greatly increases the possibility of cracking or breaking one of your door clamps upon exertion. This tool in theory and most of the design is great. The problem with the tool is that the front lip is not angled but rather it's flat. This in turn can cause you to knick up visible portions of your trim pieces. Being that it's already so thick, it makes it quite impossible to cover the end with tape as you would a screwdriver. You end up using the screw driver to start the process and finish by prying with the removal tool. Not too efficient.

Pros: Sturdy, greater area to apply force

Cons: Too thick at head, metal can scratch paint

Tool works Magily

Written by: AndrewG from Georgia on January 22, 2015

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Pop the door panels off with no problem.

Pros: Easy to use. Does exactly what its used for very very well.

Cons: n/a

Easy to use

Written by: r from Worcester, MA on January 7, 2015

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Great tool, cheap and does the job

Pros: ease of use, cost

Cons: none

Not Needed

Written by: Dave from Helena, MT on December 5, 2014

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You don't need this, so it's a waste of money. Just use tools you have at home. I actually didn't need any tools. I just watched a video online and then popped the the dash, etc with my fingers. If anything, get a flat plastic paint scraper or something similar from the local hardware store.

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Worthless

Written by: FredB from Lakeland FL on November 30, 2014

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Pretty much a worthless tool at least for my truck. It was recommended by Crutchfield but I didnt have the clips that this tool was made for.

Pros: none

Cons: Not needed

Dude

Written by: Cali dude from California on November 15, 2014

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Easy removal of door panels, followed instructions they provide and you'll have no problems!

Pros: Everything,way easy to remove the panel! Take your time don't rush

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from gaithersburg maryland on October 27, 2014

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Very useful on the door panel

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gotta have one

Written by: Nathan from Cedar Creek TX 78612 on October 2, 2014

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Makes pulling trim and panels easy. Doesn't damage plastic parts. It's way better than a screwdriver.

Pros: Good tool

Cons: None

Works

Written by: Jeff from Elizabethtown, KY on September 2, 2014

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Tool works and helps prevent breaking the clips holding panels. Could be done without tool, but handy to use. A little pricey so not sure cost vs benefit is good, but does work.

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GREAT LITTLE TOOL

Written by: MIKE A from Salt Lake City, UTAH on May 23, 2014

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This is a great little tool. This tool was so handy to use, the door panels popped right off with no problems, and saved me time and aggravation. I would highly recommend this tool to everyone.

Pros: Easy to use, worth every penny!!!.

Cons: NONE!.

Very Handy

Written by: Jeff from Chesterfield, VA on 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

Door Panel Removal Tool

Written by: Bob C from MD on 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.

Practical

Written by: pmack from Fort Worth, TX on 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.

made it easy

Written by: Anonymous from gilbert az on December 3, 2013

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Made it easy.

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Tool Aid

Written by: JamesD from Brevard,NC on October 4, 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

Not worth it

Written by: nurbeh from north carolina on August 29, 2013

I did with my fingernails what this tool was designed to do. I should have saved the $.

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Written by: Auldbkr from Mansfield ct on 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.

S&G door panel tool

Written by: JG from Lucasville, Ohio on July 8, 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.

Not necessary and can scratch paint

Written by: stock audio from my car on 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.

S&G Tool Aid 87650 Easy to use

Written by: Mike D from Yonkers NY on 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

Nice Tool!

Written by: cdunk4 from Lititz,PA on June 5, 2013

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this tool made it quite simple to remove the door panels

Pros: saves fingertips

Cons: none

Good to have

Written by: J.J from Birmingham, AL on May 20, 2013

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Must have this tool for install

Pros: Good tool

Cons: None

works great

Written by: Len from sneads ferry,nc on May 19, 2013

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works great

Pros: works great

Cons: it may scratch paint ,so take precautions

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Written by: Anonymous from nc on May 10, 2013

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no damage

Pros: works great

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Not really needed

Written by: KDP250 from Cheyenne, WY on May 7, 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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Written by: Anonymous from Frederick, Maryland on May 7, 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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S&G Tool Aid

Written by: James M from Brunswick, GA on 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.

Great, Simple Tool

Written by: Anonymous from Lenexa, KS on 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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Written by: DaleF from Belleville Ar. on April 2, 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.

Love this tool!

Written by: Jeff G from San Tan Valley, AZ on 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

It helps out a lot!

Written by: ABruce18 from Mechanicsburg. PA on 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

Not happy

Written by: Richard from El Dorado Ks on February 3, 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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Great tool for ease without causing scratches

Written by: kYboyinCO from Aurora, CO on 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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S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written by: RM from Kahului, HI on December 16, 2012

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A much needed tool to install speakers in the door.

Pros: Perfect tool.

Cons: None.

not needed

Written by: Jeff from Sherwood, AR on 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.

S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written by: PaPa AL from Woodbury, TN on August 2, 2012

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Good quality, works great.

Pros: Hefty & durable.

Cons: None.

Great Basic Tool

Written by: Jake W from Corning, NY on July 6, 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.

Great Tool

Written by: Chris from Durham,VA on 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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Perfect popper

Written by: Dave from Kentucky on 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.

Extreamly useful tool

Written by: bmonk80 from Asheville, NC on March 5, 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

Door Panel remover

Written by: Bob from Florida on 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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Totally Unnecessary

Written by: Dave from Hammond, LA on 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.

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Good tool but not needed

Written by: M Miller from Tennessee on November 1, 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

Regrets!

Written by: Paradyne from Alaska on 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!

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Great tool for not breaking your door panels!

Written by: Atomic Tommy from Tracy CA on 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.

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Written by: Tom Ben from Barto PA on October 13, 2011

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Made the job easy

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Nice tool to have

Written by: Byron from Clearwater, FL on 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.

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Written by: Anonymous from Northern Virginia on August 28, 2011

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Worked like a champ on my 2002 Avalanche

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Works well

Written by: DuaneB from Manassas, VA on 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.

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Written by: roystd1 from Memphis, TN on April 19, 2011

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Works well......

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Handy

Written by: Tennessee Tom from Auburn, AL on 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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Excellent Recommendaton and time/money saver!

Written by: taylor from VA on March 6, 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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gmc sierra 2

Written by: bill from md on 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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Toyota door panel tol

Written by: Redlinerl20 from Dayton, OHIO on February 9, 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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panel tool

Written by: Eric L from South Carolina on 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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not mandatory, but well worth the price

Written by: ekorby02 from Hailey, ID on 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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Panel Removal Tool

Written by: William from Florida on 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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Lifesaver !!!

Written by: Glenvall from Batesville, Arkansas on June 6, 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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Very useful but should cost 50% less

Written by: Joe from Scottsdale, AZ on June 1, 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.

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Excellent tool

Written by: John from Snohomish, Wa on 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.

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Handy Tool

Written by: alanhawaii from Hilo, HI on 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.

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Unnecessary

Written by: Alan from Tipp City Ohio on 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.

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You need this

Written by: Paul from North Jersey on 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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S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written by: mike from San Diego on April 14, 2009

Great help

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

Written by: Joel from Chesterfield, VA on 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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Written by: Charles from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on February 6, 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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Written by: K1500 from Birmingham, Alabama on 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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Worked very well for me.

Written by: Ryan from Philadelphia, PA on 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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A little advice

Written by: AudioChik from Fairfax, VA on 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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Does the job.

Written by: Billy from Bartlett, TN on 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.

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Scratches big time

Written by: kevin from Houston, TX on April 3, 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. <BR><BR>That said, it does what its supposed to do, so 3 stars.

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Not Useful

Written by: Ed from Washington on February 5, 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.

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S&G Tool Aid 87650

Written by: don_effonefifty from MO on 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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The right tool for the right job.

Written by: Rye from Central California on February 6, 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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  • Door trim removal tool
  • Instructions on package

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part of the package offered [ Douglas  Apr 14, 2016 ]
Wanted right tool to do the job [ JIM  Apr 09, 2016 ]
Easy tool to help take off those tabs keeping the door panels on. [ Maikai  Apr 03, 2016 ]
I did not pick this item, it was suggested. Since I will be doing the install, I would rather spend a couple $ and have it handy, then not. Especially since there are so many clips that have to be removed. [ BradN  Mar 16, 2016 ]
It's best if you use special tools to get the door panels off without breaking anything [ Carol  Mar 09, 2016 ]
need it to install speakers myself [ LARRY  Mar 05, 2016 ]
Worked OK. [ Douglas  Feb 24, 2016 ]
It was recommended by the advisor and will help with safely popping off the factory speaker grille covers. [ Rafael  Jan 30, 2016 ]
was recommended by the advisor that helped me. for only $10 it will help keep me from damaging my door panels. [ Jacob  Jan 16, 2016 ]
I have a speaker issue with the factory stereo. I am/was going to replace the head unit anyway, so I'm starting there, and if the problem is still there, I will use these to check out the speaker directly. If there's something wrong, I'll need to order new speakers and will need the tool again anyway! [ H  Jan 14, 2016 ]
Needed it for install of speakers [ Scott  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Reputation of Crutchfield as a source of quality components/good installation information, and previous customer reviews. [ Douglas  Dec 09, 2015 ]
The advisor helped me choose what best fit my interests, which were to replace the front speakers in my wife's hybrid SUV. The advice included easy installation and speakers that would work well with the factory system. The added install tool and instructions were a significant added value. [ Jeffery  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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