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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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About the Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

What's in the box:

  • 2 Head unit removal keys
  • Installation Instructions
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Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 8/24/2019

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 8/5/2019

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Awesome product. Made removal of stock stereo simple, easy and quick.

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Will get your radio out

Crutchfield customer from Eaton Rapids, MI on 5/19/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Worked as it should. Did bend a little easy but was still able to use it to remove my factory radio.

Pros: Worked as described. Universal fit.

Cons: Bends easily but still worked.

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Crutchfield customer from Aloha, OR on 4/29/2019

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Nice gadget to have when you don't have the original removal tools (when the stereo was installed by someone else, for instance).

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Erie, CO on 4/25/2019

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Worked to perfection to remove stereo out of VW Golf 2005. No issues

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Camp Lejeune, NC on 3/27/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Didn't work at all had to pry the face of the stock unit via YouTube guidance

Pros: None waste of money

Cons: Didn't work at all

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A+

Bart from Hoffman Est, IL on 3/7/2019

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Does the trick! Made removing my factory Mercedes unit a breeze

Pros: Simple tool

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Conyers, GA on 2/10/2019

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Slick and easy to get the old unit out. If I ever have to take out the new one its another story.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Myers, FL on 2/4/2019

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Absolute must have for removing factory radio from Mercedes. Clear instructions with pictures made it a breeze

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Crutchfield customer from Redding, CA on 1/27/2019

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Worked perfectly, no hitches. Just followed the directions and the OEM stereo came right out of the dash without complaint.

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Worked great.

Crutchfield customer from Westminster, MD on 1/1/2019

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML55

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A little flimsy but worked perfectly to remove the stock head unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Brockton, MA on 12/27/2018

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Nashua, NH on 12/8/2018

2002 Volkswagen GTI

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The tools work great - but come with no instruction. I needed to surf You Tube to understand which of the three ends is the correct end, and which orientation is the correct orientation, to remove the Monsoon unit.

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Jeffrey J from Lauderhill, FL on 10/24/2018

2012 Ford Focus

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Worked like a charm, make the removal easy.

Pros: worked on a 2004 Crossfire stock receiver

Cons: none

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Much neede tool

Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 10/14/2018

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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These worked great and would have been nearly impossible to remove the factory radio without!

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Crutchfield customer from West Milton, OH on 10/14/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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worked great very satisfied

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Perfect Application - 2006 MK4 Golf GLS TDi

Matthew from Philadelphia, PA on 10/3/2018

2006 Volkswagen Golf

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Worked just as designed for my Monsoon stereo in my VW Golf, allowing me to quickly and easily remove my factory setup and install my aftermarket headunit. They remove from the old unit with ease, and I intend on keeping them around to help other people in the future.

Pros: Worked as intended, no modification needed.

Cons: None!

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Michael D. from Bryantown, MD on 9/30/2018

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Product worked like it was designed to do.

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Kenneth from Hot Springs, AR on 8/20/2018

2002 Porsche Boxster

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The tool worked fine but I had to go on YouTube to find out how to get the tool back out of the radio when I had the radio out.

Pros: It worked fine in getting the radio out.

Cons: The instructions didn't tell how to remove the tool from the radio. I found the answer on Youtube.

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Nancy from West Warwick, RI on 8/2/2018

2007 Audi A4

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Worked just like it should!

Pros: Can be done by yourself . Pull the right side out a little, then the left. Repeat until fully out. Easy

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Riverside , CA on 7/3/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Didn't work besides broking plastic clip the original stereo was connected to...

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Does the job

Paul from Bartow, FL on 6/21/2018

2012 GMC Sierra

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Tool does what it's meant to do slide it in unlocks receiver pull out receiver

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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Must have

Rich from Wantagh, NY on 5/19/2018

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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Must have this to remove some systems

Pros: works

Cons: little flimsy

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Crutchfield customer from Johnston, RI on 5/3/2018

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera

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These tools were a waste of time, would not properly lock in to remove the radio. Ended up looking up a solution online and used a nail clipper file instead and that worked perfectly

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David from Chase City, VA on 5/2/2018

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Spanish Fort, AL on 4/29/2018

2005 Chrysler Crossfire

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perfect tools for job

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Crutchfield customer from Deland, FL on 4/26/2018

2004 Volkswagen GTI

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came right out using these no problems

Pros: easy to get out stock head unit

Cons: hard to pull out once in

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Benton from Fallbrook, CA on 4/23/2018

2003 Audi TT

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A tool you will only ever really need once, unless you have a handful of cars from the same manufacturer. Definitely works to remove the factory stereo from my Audi.

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Daniel from Idaho on 4/23/2018

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Matched description. Worth it's value

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Tim from Bowling Green, KY on 4/18/2018

2003 Porsche Boxster

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Piece of cake, worked like a charm. Not bad for a single use (in my case) item.

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Just What I needed

Hank from Ontario, NY on 4/15/2018

2012 Audi R8

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Just what I needed!

Pros: As advertized

Cons: None

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Tom from Hawkinsville, GA on 3/21/2018

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Once again Crutchfield thinks of everything you will need for a trouble free installation. Must have to get the old radio out.

Pros: Must have to remove old radio. May work on other installations as well.

Cons: None

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Poor quality.

Rick from Clinton, MO on 2/25/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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These keys were too thin and would not grab the tabs to remove the factory unit. I had to pull the face of the factory unit to get he tabs and then use pliers.

Pros: None

Cons: See my review. I paid money for items that did not work. I even called into customer support and that was no use.

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Rick, we're sorry you had problems with your DIN tools. Our Customer Support team has issued you a refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Gastonia, NC on 2/4/2018

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Works as advertised. Came with bundle the replace radio. Everything needed was in bundle.

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It does what it's supposed to

Shawn from Brentwood, CA on 1/21/2018

2004 Porsche Boxster

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It does what it's supposed to do

Pros: Worked great came free with stereo purchase

Cons: It takes a little bit of work to figure out which one of the 3 is for your head unit and which direction it goes in but it was free with stereo purchase and it did work so can't complain.

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfield, NJ on 1/10/2018

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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This product did the job right away. Had trouble with a similar product made for the same purpose.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 1/1/2018

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Easy to use. Perfect for the job.

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Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 12/31/2017

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan

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Absolutely necessary for removing the stock stereo. Can't imagine how you could remove it without these tools.

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Steven from Newtonville, NJ on 12/24/2017

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Worked perfectly, no issues

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Sunnyvale, CA on 12/11/2017

1999 Porsche Boxster

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This tool was just a touch too narrow for the CDR-210 in a Boxster. Using a small nail file and the tool together released the catch on the left side. The right side released with just the tool.

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Crutchfield customer from Lewis Center, OH on 12/7/2017

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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These two things were pretty amazing. Took me about 12 seconds to get my old radio out. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Pros: Fast radio removal. Can use again if needed

Cons: None

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Kenneth from Vaughn, WA on 11/30/2017

2003 Audi A4

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Worked great. Stereo came right out. Will keep for future use!

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Crutchfield customer from Orleans, IN on 11/10/2017

2006 Volkswagen Touareg

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Worked great after figuring out which direction to turn them.

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2001 Volkswagon Beetle Radio Removal

Brian from Ayer, MA on 10/4/2017

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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These tools worked great. within seconds had radio out, just slipped them in the slots in radio and out it came. Very Happy, thank you

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 9/18/2017

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Worked great

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Worked but sharp

Skyler from ID on 8/8/2017

2006 Audi A4

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Worked great but they do not sand the edges so beware you will cut yourself good on these if you slip while pulling.

Pros: Worked great to remove the stock stereo

Cons: Very sharp edges, sliced my finger open, use caution!

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Christa from Fairfield, Va on 7/30/2017

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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Great ! Must haves !!

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Great Product

Robert from La Verkin, UT on 7/23/2017

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Great Product

Pros: Awesome product have used other pieces of metal this makes life easier

Cons: N/A

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Barbara, CA on 7/20/2017

2003 Land Rover Discovery

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Successfully used to remove radio in 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE (Alpine factory stereo)

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Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/19/2017

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Worked as intended, no issues....

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Crutchfield customer from Williamstown, NJ on 6/28/2017

2007 Volkswagen Touareg

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Old radio stays in dash without these tools. Makes removal of stock radio extremely easy. Without these tools, I would just send the new radio back,or have to pay to have it installed.

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Crutchfield customer from MN on 6/13/2017

2002 Porsche Boxster

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These work well and are ready to use!

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Would Highly Recommend

Elisha from Tampa, FL on 4/26/2017

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Bought this, along with the other recommended products, to install the Sony XAV-AX100 stereo head unit in my MK4 GTI and it made the whole process 100% easier. Install took less than an hour and the stereo works great.

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Yup - It Works

Dennis from Ellensburg, WA on 4/2/2017

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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As simple as it gets - works as needed

Pros: It just works

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Freeport, ME on 3/30/2017

1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Worked as they should. Great, since they were free!

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Guest from Peterborough, NH on 3/28/2017

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simple, works

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Crutchfield customer from Silver Spring, MD on 3/27/2017

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

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Worked well, easy to use, but had a tenancy to slip out. Took 4 or 5 tries to get the radio pop out but it did work.

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made the job easy

byron from Oregon on 3/8/2017

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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worked perfectly to remove my stock radio from 03 SLK

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: none

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Carol from Knoxville, TN on 3/6/2017

2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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The factory radio removal tools work Much better and Much more expensive! These are ok, but they only worked on 1 side of my radio. They are good to have in a jam. ...but I would rather work with the OEM tools.

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Adam from Omaha, NE on 2/19/2017

2007 Audi A4

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Check your factory radio before ordering because you may need two sets of these (the package includes two tools, and some radios require four).

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle on 2/19/2017

2004 Volkswagen R32

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Works as good as the factory tools.

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Freddy from Baltimore, MD on 2/5/2017

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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It made the whole setup much more simple.

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Crutchfield customer from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/26/2017

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Perfect

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Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 1/26/2017

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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Tools work great!!!!!!! VW dealer get a lot more for the pair. Thanks again Ron

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Mahir from Tustin on 1/24/2017

2006 Audi S4 Avant

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Can pull out head unit, as well as glove box mounted CD changer. 2 Sets will be needed to remove RNS-E

Pros: Works, Cheap

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, MN on 1/12/2017

2002 Audi A4

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Cool tool buy these you will not be disappointed

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Crutchfield customer from Hackettstown nj on 1/5/2017

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, Texas on 12/29/2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Excellent!

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisonburg, VA on 12/28/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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The tools worked fine but the instructions was wrong for a 2004 vw passat. I finally figured it out with the help of an online video.

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Crutchfield customer from Clearwater, FL on 12/26/2016

2000 Land Rover Discovery

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Worked as expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 12/24/2016

2001 Audi A4

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works awesome

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Crutchfield customer from Boulder, CO on 12/21/2016

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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Arrived in 3 days a day before it was scheduled. Worked as advertised.

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Crutchfield customer from Polkville, NC on 12/13/2016

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Worked perfectly to remove oem radio.

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 12/8/2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Item works well

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mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

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great

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Bob from Shady Side, MD on 11/23/2016

1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Tools worked perfectly for installation job. Thanks!

Pros: Free with new Kenwood receiver perfect tool for job

Cons: none

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Great Tool!

Crutchfield customer from Carrollton, TX on 11/22/2016

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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Tool worked perfectly! No problem removing the factor radio from our 2003 Beetle!

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Crutchfield customer from Schenectady, NY on 11/20/2016

2001 Audi A6

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I needed to remove the factory radio to get to the back of the radio and I purchase 2 set which was 4 total keys. It is very durable and East to use!

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 11/4/2016

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works awesome in removing the factory radio. Very happy it was shipped with the radio.

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: N/A

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Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 10/27/2016

2004 Audi A4

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They fit perfect and are so much better than the orginals make taking the stock stereo head unit out really easy

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Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 10/13/2016

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Removed the radio in seconds.

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Nice freebie

Kenneth from Yukon, OK on 9/1/2016

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Works well for Daimler-Benz (Becker) radio

Pros: Free with new deck

Cons: Light weight - not bad, just thin

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Jamel from Damascus-md on 8/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Works great

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Simple device that works!

Crutchfield customer from Hatboro, PA on 8/22/2016

2004 Chrysler Crossfire

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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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Crutchfield customer from Trenton, TN on 8/21/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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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

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Easy to shop, on time delivery

Pros: On time delivery

Cons: None

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I was unable to get these to work

Paul from Hutchinson, MN on 8/2/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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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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It's great

Stephen from Louisville, KY on 7/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Makes it simple to remove the radio

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Handy Tool

Michael from Kingsport, TN on 6/14/2016

2003 Land Rover Discovery

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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

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Adequate

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

2004 Volkswagen GTI

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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.

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Fascinating tool

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

1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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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

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Not so useful to me

Carlos from Cumming, GA on 5/2/2016

2010 Ford Transit Connect

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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

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

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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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

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Great removal keys for Becker stereo

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

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

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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

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Worked very well.

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Johanovich from Fraser, MI on 3/6/2016

2006 Volkswagen Golf

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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

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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.

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

2002 Porsche Boxster

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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.

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Wish it was cheaper to just not order these

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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Frank from Centennial, CO on 2/1/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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Radio removal tool

Bon from Arlington Heights IL on 1/28/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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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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Crutchfield customer from South Berwick, ME on 1/26/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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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.

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They do the job

The Retired Viking from Nevada on 1/11/2016

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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

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Excellent product,

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None

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Metra Removal Tool

Greg from Maryville, TN on 12/27/2015

2002 Land Rover Discovery

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Little too thin and flexible, could be stiffer

Pros: Unit can work on several factory radios

Cons: Metal thin, could be stiffer

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from New York on 12/7/2015

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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great

Pros: easy use

Cons: none

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Works well, needs instructions

Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 11/24/2015

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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

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Works on 2007 beetle w/ monsoon

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

2007 Volkswagen Beetle

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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

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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.

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useless

meeswee from Ohio on 10/18/2015

2003 Volkswagen Golf

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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 10/19/2015
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.

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Sharp, Not great

Crutchfield customer from California on 10/8/2015

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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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.

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Works, but ignore the instructions

WCDennis from North Carolina on 9/27/2015

2003 Volkswagen Passat

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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.

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quick n easy

mrfizzix from western, ma on 9/26/2015

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quick n easy

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worked fine

juan from New Jersey on 9/17/2015

2003 Audi A6

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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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from Texas on 8/31/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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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

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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

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Excellent for my 1996 MB E-320

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Works as directed

skrten30 from Massachusetts on 6/24/2015

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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Product works as directed.

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Porsche Removal Tool

Gatorman from Texas on 6/11/2015

1999 Porsche Boxster

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

Pros: Fits the Porsche Radio

Cons: Thin and can bend easily

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Works great

TN Mnts from Tennessee on 6/1/2015

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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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

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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

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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.

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stereo removal tools

Dana from Olympia, washington on 4/20/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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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.

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Awesome product works great!

Christopher from Gainsville ga on 4/6/2015

2007 Audi A4

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Awesome product works perfect on an audi a4

Pros: Sturdy and fits

Cons: It worked there are no cons

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REMOVAL TOOL

Crutchfield customer from Washington on 3/26/2015

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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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

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Very helpful

Crutchfield customer from North Carolina on 2/24/2015

2000 Porsche Boxster

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Works great for removal

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

Cons: none

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Tool

David from Bristol Va on 2/23/2015

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Made for easy factory radio removal

Pros: Super easy and straight forward

Cons: none

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Worked great!

Matthew from California on 2/23/2015

2002 Audi S4 Avant

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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

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Easy to follow directions. Good tool to keep around.

Pros: It worked

Cons: None

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Vince from SF Bay Area on 1/19/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

t3ragtop from Ohio on 12/30/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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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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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from big sandy, tx on 12/28/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Tool works perfect

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Functional tool

Dean from Virginia on 12/10/2014

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Not much to say. They worked!

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Radio Removal Tool

Cary from South Carolina on 11/16/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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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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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

George from Highland, NY on 11/12/2014

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Worked well for removing the factory radio.

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Great tool

Crutchfield customer from the Washington, DC Area on 11/6/2014

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Works as advertised

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2001 Beetle Radio replacement

Manny from Lubbock, Tx on 10/23/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Radio Removal Tool

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

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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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

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Tools worked great to remove old radio

Pros: Easy to use and free with radio purchase.

Cons: None.

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Good tool

KeithS from Westmoreland, TN on 9/20/2014

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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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

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Remover tool for my Crossfire

EugeneB from Knoxville, TN on 8/22/2014

2004 Chrysler Crossfire

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These tools work great, just as advertised.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

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VW radio removal tool

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

1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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

Pros: Easy, works great

Cons: None

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Good product

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

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Nice, universal tool.

Pros: Does the job.

Cons: none

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Worked fine

PM from Durham, NC on 8/15/2014

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Great tools!

Joe from Minneapolis, MN on 6/26/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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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

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they work

mr.drew from LA on 6/9/2014

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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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

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Head unit removal tool

Michael from Anchorage, AK on 6/6/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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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

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Great product

Kaspa7 from Durham, NC on 6/3/2014

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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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.

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Do the trick

MS from Bellingham WA on 5/24/2014

2001 Volkswagen Eurovan

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They work perfectly, old deck was out in 30 seconds

Pros: Do the job quick

Cons: none

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perfect

carytown from Richmond VA on 5/8/2014

2003 Volkswagen Golf

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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

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Great tool

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

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Very useful

Pros: Works great

Cons: can't think of any

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Very useful

Mus5083 from Lacey,WA on 4/7/2014

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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Very easy to use

Pros: Makes job very easy

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Perfect

Joe M from Los Angeles on 3/19/2014

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Popped right out thanks to these

Pros: Super quick and easy with this tool

Cons: none

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perfect fit

Stephen from Atlanta, Ga on 3/17/2014

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it worked perfectly, very easy to install

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Metra radio removal tool

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

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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 !!!

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It was free

Jeffrey from MA on 2/28/2014

2004 Land Rover Discovery

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

frank m from derry nh on 2/23/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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worked okay

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Radio removal

Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, VA on 2/9/2014

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Factory Radio was out in about 15 seconds!!!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

SteveB from Rhode Island on 2/3/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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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

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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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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

Pros: Perfect for removing Double Din units.

Cons: none.

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Chrysler Crossfire

Mrmiata from Kellyville, Ok on 1/1/2014

2004 Chrysler Crossfire

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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

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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

Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 12/11/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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

Pros: Works

Cons: Bend easily.

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free

jozaan from ny, ny on 12/9/2013

2001 Audi A4

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Worked but needed 4...only sent me 2

Pros: None

Cons: Symphony 1 and 2 radios need 4

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Very tricky

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

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from Clayton, CA on 10/21/2013

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Excellent tool for removing Mercedes factory in-dash units.

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Works

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

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Worked great.

Pros: Works for my receiver and others

Cons: none

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Pioneer

aag007 from Tucson, AZ on 9/14/2013

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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I LIKE

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good to have .

Crutchfield customer from attleboro,ma. on 9/10/2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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

Pros: Quick

Cons: None really once you know which ends to insert

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Great

Joe B from NJ on 8/20/2013

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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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.

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Did the job

Bill from Pa on 8/20/2013

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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

Crutchfield customer from Charlevoix, MI on 8/20/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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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

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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

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Works as expected

JJ from Charlottesville, VA on 8/2/2013

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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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.

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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

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Simple tool, did the job

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

2001 Porsche Boxster

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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

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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

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Great tool, easy to use!

Pros: Ease of use!

Cons: none

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This is a must have!

Mitchell9 from Evesham, NJ on 6/10/2013

2000 Audi TT

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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...

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worked

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

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Ok

Pros: Fits

Cons: front plate you have to glue on

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Useful

Lydia from Maryland on 5/5/2013

1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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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

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Didn't work very well.

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

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from Kenosha, WI on 4/27/2013

2005 Audi A4

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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

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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

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Worked perfectly

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

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Jetta deck removal tools

Peter T from McCloud California on 3/11/2013

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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.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

2002 Volkswagen Passat

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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

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

Pros: Easy to use

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Unlocks but could not remove

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

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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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.

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DIN Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

1999 Volkswagen Eurovan

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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

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

Pros: Free

Cons: None

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 12/21/2012

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worked but cheaply made even for a freebie.

Pros: worked

Cons: sharp

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 10/16/2012

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Couldn't have done the job without them!

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you need four (2 pairs)

tony s from NY on 9/26/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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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

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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

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Awesome, perfect.

Dave from Columbia, MO on 7/30/2012

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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

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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 .

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ben from Eugene, OR on 6/16/2012

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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.

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MB radio removal keys

GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320

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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.

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Does it's job...

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

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Very handy tool to get your stock radio out.

Pros: Free and it gets the job done.

Cons: Be careful of the sharp edges.

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perfect

JMR from Washington, DC on 6/2/2012

1998 Audi A4

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Worked well

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