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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

One pair of "DIN" removal tools for select vehicles

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These U-shaped DIN tools are used to remove factory radios from the dash of many vehicles. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if these tools are compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

At first, I wasn't sure how necessary these were, but once I started the process, I realized they were absolutely necessary. Not sure what I would've done without them! Super easy to use for anyone and makes factory stereo removal a breeze.

Augusta, Mechanicsburg, PA

What's in the Box:

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

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(695 Reviews)

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Augusta from Mechanicsburg, PA on 9/18/2017

1995 Ford F Series

At first, I wasn't sure how necessary these were, but once I started the process, I realized they were absolutely necessary. Not sure what I would've done without them! Super easy to use for anyone and makes factory stereo removal a breeze.

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Anonymous from Sherman, Tx on 9/11/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Need this tool to complete the install.

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Fantastic product

Mathew from Pennsylvania on 9/6/2017

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great simple tool easy to work with self-explanatory

Pros: Simple easy and affordable

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Port Washington, NY on 8/27/2017

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only too to rejoice Ford's radios.

Pros: Easy to use once yoy know how to use it.

Cons: No really directions on how to use this.

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Anonymous from Simsbury, CT on 8/24/2017

2014 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job it's supposed to

Pros: Very simple tool that just works

Cons: If you can find one then you need more help then this tool and provide you.

functioned as it should

Mike from Patterson, LA on 8/22/2017

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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worked fine

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Anonymous from Shenandoah Junction WV on 8/13/2017

2005 Ford Ranger
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works great

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Anonymous from Illinois on 8/13/2017

1999 Ford Ranger
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Removed radio with ease

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Anonymous from Chicago il on 8/6/2017

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple operation

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 7/18/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made removing the radio a snap.

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I would do it again

Nick from Pierre, SD on 7/16/2017

2002 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as intended.

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Makes job easy

1267pooh from Boynton Beach, FL on 7/10/2017

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for Ford stereo removal, makes the job easy.

Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: You can rig your own to do the same job. These were thrown in with my purchase so I didn't have to make my own.

Not so simple to pull out

Lester from Mableton, GA on 7/9/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall they do what they are supposed to do but they are a little tricky. My 2000 Mustang factory stereo was in 2 parts After getting no where with the tuner/cassette deck I switched to the CD player. After about 20 minutes of trying the CD player came free. So now I have some practice and go back to try and pull the tuner/cassette deck. NO luck. After an hour of messing around I can only get one side to release. So I end up having to bust the face off the deck so that I can see down the side of the chassis. The other side would not flex enough to come out. Had to pry the radio over to one side to get the one anti theft tab to clear the dash frame then it finally came out. Not the tools fault but just getting the factory parts out of the dash was the bulk of the time needed for the whole swap.

Pros: You need them.

Cons: You may still have to fight to get the deck out.

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Anonymous from avon,il on 7/7/2017

2004 Ford Ranger
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fit perfectly

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Anonymous from Huntington station,NY on 7/6/2017

1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked perfectly to pull the stock radio out.

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Anonymous from Thomasville, NC on 7/4/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool.

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Anonymous from Raleigh, NC on 6/28/2017

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to use, works as advertised

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Robert from Roanoke, Va on 6/25/2017

1995 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made factory stereo removal effortless

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Neccesary tool!

William from Tappahannock, VA on 6/15/2017

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the removal of the OEM radio a breeze

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Perfect

Anonymous from Washington dc on 6/14/2017

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as promised.

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Very handy removal tool

Anonymous from Marietta, GA on 6/13/2017

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very handy, great customer service, good price and hands down the best/most helpful web-site for helping the consumer select the right gear as well as providing specific installation instructions as applicable.

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Great clips

Brian from Norfolk, VA on 6/8/2017

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great taking out the OEM head unit

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Anonymous from Pineville, LA on 6/5/2017

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools make taking a ford factory radio out a breeze!

Pros: Quick, easy, and durable.

Cons: None

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Dana from Nashville,Tn. on 6/4/2017

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made removing factory radio a cinch!

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None.

the right tool for the job

clinton from Jonesborough, TN on 6/1/2017

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i have seen people use everything under the sun to remove ford radios but this is by far the fastest and easiest way.

Pros: quick and easy

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Crossville, TN on 5/26/2017

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

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Anonymous from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/24/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use and it really made the disassembly of the radio smooth.

Pros: Easy to use!

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Useful tool

Kevin from Imperial, MO on 5/24/2017

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros: Great that they include it.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Gainesville, FL on 5/23/2017

2000 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely worth the purchase. Made the job much easier to do. I cannot imagine doing this job without them.

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Tony from ND on 5/22/2017

1999 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removes the radio, it's that simple.

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Dennis from Saline, MI on 5/21/2017

2002 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

if this is what you need for the removal of OEM radio it works great

Pros: used and keep in tool box - save of different radio for next time

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Eagle Pass, TX on 5/14/2017

2000 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just as advertised

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Anonymous from Lakeland, FL on 5/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very well.

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Guy from Northville Township, MI on 4/27/2017

1993 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the job, nothing special.

Pros: Did the job.

Cons: None

Gotta Have This Tool!

JAMES A from Temple, TX on 4/23/2017

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked just as they were supposed to! Slip them into the access ports until they "click," apply a bit of outward pressure and pull out. Radio comes out with ease.

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Anonymous from 46142 on 4/16/2017

2002 Ford Escape

Working great

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does what you buy it for

E from TX on 4/13/2017

2002 Ford F-150

Not much to say other than I had the radio out in less than 30 seconds.

Pros: did exactly what it's supposed to at a great price!

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 4/11/2017

2014 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Popped unit right out easy.

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Metra removal tools

Michael from Sacramento, Ca. on 4/10/2017

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What can I say, if you have a stock Ford deck you got to have these tools. And they couldn't be simpler, just stick them in, push them outward and your deck comes right out. It's a real no brainer

Pros: They are a perfect fit and get the job done

Cons: There are no cons, this tool does exactly what it's supposed to do.

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Chris from Goose Creek, SC on 4/9/2017

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use removal tools. Worked perfectly.

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Christian from Lyons, Ga on 4/9/2017

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

High quality tools

Pros: Strong, easy to use!

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Ridge, NY on 4/9/2017

2005 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and reuse . But now they sit in the a/v toolbox

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Joseph A from Lewistown, PA on 4/5/2017

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Have used slicker tools. These took several tries to get old head out.

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Necessary Tool

Forest from Wichita, KS on 4/4/2017

2003 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These work great. I had made some in the past but they did not have the pointed end on them. It makes a difference in getting a hold of the clip. I use them in an 03 Ford Taurus.

Pros: Exactly what was need to remove stereo.

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Anonymous from Ephrata, PA on 3/24/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great

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Anonymous from Lincoln, NE on 3/23/2017

2002 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect tool for the job.

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Anonymous from Rossville, GA on 3/22/2017

2009 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

more durable than I expected, easy to use

Pros: more durable than I expected, easy to use

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Wasilla, AK on 3/21/2017

2002 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

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Anonymous from Plains, MT on 3/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Great that you include it in your parts packages.

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Phillip from Tuscola, IL on 3/19/2017

1999 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These make factory unit removal quick and easy

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Chula Vista, CA on 3/14/2017

1997 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly in my 97 Ford Expedition. It couldn't have been any easier. Radio just slid out without and any problems.

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JIm from Elizabeth, CO on 3/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Another Crutchfield time saver glad they were part of the installation kit...cause I would have had to hunt around at other stores to find. It was much cheaper to get them from Crutchfield too!!!

Pros: They fit like a glove and pulled out the old radio easily...

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Anonymous from Plano, TX on 3/7/2017

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

rather simple to use, push,pop, out with the old, in with the new.

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Anonymous from Peoria, IL on 3/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked. What more do you need?

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Nothing fancy but work great!

Will from Albuquerque, NM on 2/26/2017

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made life easy by making the removal of the factory radio a breeze!

Pros: These very simple tools will make your life easy. Not fancy, don't need to be but sure do the trick!

Cons: None.

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Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 2/23/2017

2001 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect

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Good product

Craig from East Wallingford, VT on 2/18/2017

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked Great.

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Anonymous from Ft Wayne, IN on 2/13/2017

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very handy

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Fast and easy

Christopher from Stevensville, MT on 2/9/2017

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These made my job way faster than pulling the whole dash apart to remove the factory deck. Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Easy Fast Dont have to remove dash parts to get factory deck out

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Charleston, sc on 2/3/2017

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These items eventually worked, but only have Crutchfield sent me additional photos to clarify the instructions which were very poor

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Cons: insufficient and poor instructions

Easy to use

Andy from St. Albans, VT on 1/26/2017

2007 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to use, accomplished they're purpose easily.

Pros: Very easy to use

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Anonymous from Roanoke, VA on 1/25/2017

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

even works on my heater control unit

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Fits perfectly

Evan from San Luis Obispo, CA on 1/18/2017

1996 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits perfectly

Pros: Fits perfectly

Cons: None

Works for the intended purpose

Anonymous from Henderson, KY on 1/16/2017

2011 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although a bit flimsy they are a must have to get the factory unit out.

Pros: Works but,

Cons: , a bit flimsy and will easily bend.

Great tool

José from Arecibo, PR on 1/16/2017

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the removal of my 2000 Ford F-150 Lariat factory radio 100% easier.

Pros: Awesome tool for the removal of a factory radio.

Cons: Not good for anything else unless you are going to work on more vehicles with it.

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Anonymous from Stillwater, OK on 1/12/2017

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for removal of original equipment radio-tape player.

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BEST COMPANY EVER!

Rick from Orlando, FL on 1/9/2017

2001 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

GREAT fit! Crutchfield is as good as it was when I purchased from them 15+ years ago. Keep up the GREAT work. Solid company. wouldn't go anywhere else for my equipment.

Pros: Quick ship. Great support. All parts fit perfect and came as described. Did I mention the customer support?

Cons: REALLY? Why would anyone go anywhere else? REALLY! Crutchfield has this market on lock!

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Duie from Greenwood, IN on 12/31/2016

2005 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Glad I got these.

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Eric from Ripon, CA on 12/29/2016

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool is great I already have one and removing the stereo without it is almost impossible

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Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 12/28/2016

1995 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked perfectly

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Anonymous from Corbin, KY on 12/27/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had the factory radio out in ten seconds or less. Great tool.

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Sari from Cincinnati, OH on 12/25/2016

2007 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted to remove the old radio before making the Crutchfield purchase. I purchased the removal keys from you and went to work. They did not work. Guess I will need to have it done by a shop. Very disappointed.

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Crutchfield response on 12/27/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you get your factory radio removed. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from Kennewick, WA on 12/14/2016

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't break.

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 12/14/2016

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, easy to remove factory radio.

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Use the right tool for the job!

Joe from Chittenango, NY on 12/13/2016

2006 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Always use the right tools for the job. My radio came out no problem with these. I watched people on YouTube using nails and other items. These are necessary and facilitate the proper removal of your unit.

Pros: Works as promised.

Cons: Didn't click as loudly or positively as I expected but worked well nonetheless.

smart tool easy to use

Mr.V from Greer, SC on 12/13/2016

2002 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item came as part of the installation kit that was recommended and provided at a deep discount. The radio removal tools were awesome. I was able to remove the factory head unit effortlessly. Do not know how I would have removed it without these tools. Well constructed did not bend or bow. Highly recommend these for anyone removing factory head unit(s).

Pros: easy to use, strong, made easy work of radio removal. Should last for awhile. quality construction

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Perfect

Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 12/8/2016

1992 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great in pulling my old deck out.

Pros: Worked how they were supposed to.

Cons: None

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Paul from Moorhead, MN on 12/5/2016

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like them because they can double as a weapon if you get attacked by someone trying to rip off your new stereo. It could happen.

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David from Pooler, GA on 12/4/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didnt work for me, had to reaching and disengage the clips.

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Anonymous from Littleton, CO on 12/2/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Always love the free installation gear!!! Cruthcfield Rocks!!!

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Simple to use

Tony from Waterbury, CT on 11/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes pulling Ford OEM radios an easy task.

Pros: Releases radio in a snap

Cons: none

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Mike from Springfield, OR on 11/22/2016

1999 Ford Contour
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple useful tools

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Patrick from Illinois on 11/22/2016

2001 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work.

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They work.

Keith from Dallas, TX on 11/14/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are cheap and they work. What more could you want?

Pros: They work as advertised.

Cons: None.

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Taylor from Church Hill, TN on 11/13/2016

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice tool ,usually used coat hanger. Couldn't get one side to release so wound up breaking old receiver just to get it out.

Pros: Nicely made tool

Cons: Didn't work as designed.

Click, click, pull!

John from Greer, SC on 10/30/2016

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools probably don't have many uses other than extracting a Ford radio fro the dash, but they're cheap and they work like a charm

Pros: Specifically designed for the job - and they do it well

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Anonymous from New York, NY on 10/24/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Worked perfectly and easily.

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Must have tools

Dennis from Paso Robles, CA on 10/23/2016

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are relatively pretty simple tools. Not much can go wrong with them. BUT, you cannot get the radio out of the dash without them. So they are pretty indispensable. And inexpensive.

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Anonymous from Red Oak, IA on 10/23/2016

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed to pull the stock radio, work great

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Diego from Hawaii on 10/18/2016

2003 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works.

Pros: It works

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Great... if they work for your car

Crash from San Luis Obispo, CA on 10/16/2016

2002 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure if it's just my car (02 Miata without Bose), or what. These wouldn't work at all. I ended up having to remove the entire center dash piece to pop out the original head unit and put my new one in. Rendering these tools useless.

Pros: They're supposed to make things easier

Cons: They didn't do anything

Crutchfield response on 10/18/2016 We're sorry you had problems with these DIN tools. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

So easy to use

Kennneth from Delaware on 10/16/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Soo easy to use

Pros: Removed old stereo in 10 seconds

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Topeka, KS on 10/16/2016

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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Dale from Greensboro, NC on 10/5/2016

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't have done the uninstall of the factory radio without it. Next the support is got during my install was 2nd to none. I called on a Sunday and actually talked to live person! He was very clear and helpful. I will recommend Crutchfield to anyone that is in the market to upgrade their car audio!

Pros: Worked great

Cons: none

It worked!

A-A-Ron from Greencastle, PA on 9/19/2016

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect tool to extract the factory Ford radio!

Pros: Did it's job as expected. Free!

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Jonathan from California on 9/13/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect tool to make the job hassle free

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Great Din Tools

Ben S from Thomasville, NC on 9/12/2016

2002 Saab 9-5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did exactly what I needed them for.

Pros: Great for pulling out radios. I also used to leave them in for angling tablets. I'd slide out the radio and insert the cover of a folio case, then leave at least 1 tool in for angling it.

Cons: Can be kind of hard to pull out with them. Takes a little practice.

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Audie M from Houma, LA on 9/11/2016

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

come right out

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Worked Well

Vincycle 61 from Lebanon, PA on 9/11/2016

1991 Mercury Capri XR2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked well. It was semi difficult to pull out my factory radio but that may be due to the fact that it had been in the dash since 1991 !

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Best tools out there

Maty from West Texas on 9/8/2016

2002 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've used a lot of different removal tools over the years and these are by far the best out there! You won't regret purchasing these, even if you only use them once!

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Helpful

Drew from Owatonna, MN on 9/6/2016

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great

Pros: easy to use, radio was out in less than 5 minutes

Cons: none.

Simple once you understand how it works

Cyclops from Broken Arrow, OK on 9/6/2016

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Read the instructions. It is easy to push this in too far and then they don't work. If you go just until you touch the clip and then press outward, it works like a champ. I had operator failure until I figured that part out. Product is perfect.

Pros: Simple to pull factory unit with this

Cons: Operator failure doesn't help!

Great ..... Easy to use!!!!! A+

A'Train from Warsaw, IN on 8/30/2016

2002 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm!!!! Easy to use!!!

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Jeff P from Olathe, KS on 8/30/2016

2007 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked Perfectly

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Indiana on 8/25/2016

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine, no issues of any kind, easy to use.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Dunlap, TN on 8/21/2016

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools to remove the radio from my 2003 Ford Ranger worked so very well. The radio came right out so we could replace it with the new one that I ordered from Crutchfield.

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Charlie from Levittown, NY on 8/20/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised, even though this is a terrible set-up to begin with. Good job Ford.

Pros: Only way to really remove the stereo.

Cons: Limited to only this type of installation, and not a very good set-up, at that.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Stockton, CA on 8/18/2016

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool. I was able to remove my stock fast and easy

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Brent from Hilo, HI on 8/17/2016

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools made removal of old radio a snap!

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Boyce from OK on 8/14/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product

Pros:

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Norman, OK on 8/11/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Must have to remove Ford radios that require them for removal, so much easier than a hanger

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Newark, OH on 8/9/2016

2004 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No doubt the easiest way to take out the factory head unit

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Cons:

Great Item Great Price Fast Shipping

kubotacrazy from Nashville, TN on 8/9/2016

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great for a free tool

Pros: Simple to use and worked great

Cons:

Removal tools.

pope from Cleveland, OH on 8/9/2016

1999 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools work well.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Gary P from New Iberia, LA on 7/29/2016

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool fit as advertised but was difficult to remove factory radio in 03 F-150. If I would of had to pay for this tool I would have used a metal clothes hanger and cut/bend to fit in the holes. I've done that in the past and was easier than the tools I got with the radio.

Pros: Free

Cons: Difficult to remove OEM radio.

Remove tool

Dave from Stanchfield, MN on 7/18/2016

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool works very nice can be bent to fit all radio

Pros: Works good

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/13/2016

2003 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good tool at a great value.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618

IMdy from Houston, TX on 7/7/2016

1999 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

Pros: good engineering

Cons: none

Fits Stock Ford products

Jim R. from Killeen, TX on 7/5/2016

1998 Ford Escort
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits as advertised. Zero complaints

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: None

Worked!

Tim D from Rockford, IL on 7/3/2016

1997 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like it should

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Need to pry a little to get enough wiggle to unlock and release hold downs, you'll see in replacement radios the locking tabs that click into hold radio to remove

Difficult

Inkdemt from Central IL on 6/28/2016

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item did not work for me. Not completely positive that it was because of how the factory radio was installed but did not release the radio from the dash as designed

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Portland, OR on 6/27/2016

1984 BMW 533I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used to remove vintage radio, worked perfect

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Cons:

Not happy

Gil D from Kilauea, HI on 6/27/2016

2005 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not clear enough instructions with kit. Radio had five holes per side on double din oem unit. Diagram was not clear enough only showing two per side .

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Nate from Duluth, MN on 6/21/2016

2003 Ford Taurus SES

Does what it is supposed to.

Pros:

Cons:

Simple tool better than coat hanger

Woodio from CT on 6/16/2016

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job. Easier than trying to make my own.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Had to bend them to align to the holes.

Great!

Mark from Palmdale, CA on 5/26/2016

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very handy! Makes removal of the stock head unit in a 2005 Ford Escape very easy. Wouldn't have wanted to mess with it without these.

Pros: Makes removal a snap...took a few tries but otherwise worked great.

Cons: None to speak of...

2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE-Parts_1

Duane from Maricopa, AZ on 5/26/2016

2002 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as designed.

Pros: Correct tool for the job.

Cons:

nice tools

Anonymous from Lilburn, GA on 5/25/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work well

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Glen Cove, NY on 5/22/2016

2006 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, easy to use.

Pros:

Cons:

Factory radio removal tool

Ron from North Branch, MN on 5/22/2016

2015 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome tool I literally had the radio out in 10 seconds (would have been less but I had to get situated in the passenger seat and cut open the bags first)

Pros: Super easy to use and fast removal

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Red Tedd from Dallas, GA on 5/19/2016

1998 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work

Pros:

Cons:

Ford tool

Nomad H from Prairieville, LA on 5/19/2016

2000 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like a charm every time

Pros: Easy to use

Cons:

Handy to have

Fordguru from Athol, MA on 5/17/2016

1997 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great to have to remove a stock Ford radio but did not need for my application.

Pros: Makes quick work of removing stock radios.

Cons:

makes Ford Stereo removal super easy

Big Al O from Keller, TX on 5/11/2016

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took only seconds to remove my stock Ford Stereo

Pros: makes for quick removal of stock stereo

Cons: none

Little tricky on mine, but works well.

Jeremy from Evansville, IN on 5/7/2016

2000 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item took a few tries to get the stock stereo out of my F350, but it does do the trick IF you know a tip. The trick is to push out on the tools (spread them apart) to release the locks on the stereo. Until you do this, it will not come out.

Pros: Pretty strong metal, withstands force needed to remove radio.

Cons:

Worked perfect for me

BK from Chico, CA on 5/2/2016

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installation in my super duty clean and easy.

Pros:

Cons:

Super easy to use!!

T-MAXX GUY from San Diego, CA on 5/1/2016

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

These tools made the radio removal super i mean super super easy on my 2010 ranger.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: No cons.

Works great!

Nver from Spokane, WA on 4/24/2016

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Factory radio removal tool.

Rick0308 from Salem, VA on 4/23/2016

2004 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the job of removing you factory radio a easy.

Pros: Doesn't cost extra, easy too use

Cons: non

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Tom from Camden, OH on 4/18/2016

2006 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super Easy to de-install factory radio with this tool, a must so you don't screw up old mounting hardware to remove old radio.

Pros: A must to use, and have.

Cons: Non

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal

Rick from Lebanon, TN on 4/17/2016

1997 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very helpful.

Pros: Worked well.

Cons: None.

would work

William from Oak Ridge, TN on 4/15/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't need this as my factory radio came out 12 years ago, but the tools themselves were of good quality and would be useful if needed

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

DLG from Crawfordville on 4/13/2016

2000 Ford Taurus LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a time using these after the install to remove the radio for troubleshooting.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Could have been wider, but maybe experienced folks know how to use it better than me.

You don't need these at all

Jake from California on 3/31/2016

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For this year of ford ranger you do not need these at all. They are more of a pain to use. Just take the whole radio unit off. It is only 2 bolts on the bottom and then simple push pins on the top. Makes life easier, and then you can detach the power to your cigarette lighter, and aux.

Pros: None

Cons: Trash can

My First Time

Emily from Aiken, SC on 3/28/2016

2002 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Oh my, this was my first time ever buying a new radio and full kit to replace a factory radio. I received my radio very fast, just in time to install before my brother saw it (my gift towards his first car). The installation kit was fairly simple, but, I could never get those darn plascit pieces to click into place the way the instructions said they would do, so I had to do my own little method of sticking it all together and chucking parts I didn't need. In the end, I got the radio in the dash, all hooked up , and it turned out great. The quality of sound is perfect and my brother was a very happy kiddo. Overall, plastic pieces could've been easier to use, but hey, when you're as inventive as I am, you'll find a way to make it work.

Pros: Quality and sound of radio

Cons: Putting together the plastic fitting for the radio to slide into was difficult

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 3/28/2016

2003 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was my first car stereo replacement. The factory stereo was double-DIN, so I needed two pairs of these U-shaped removal tools. These were included for free with my stereo purchase from Crutchfield. I had to compress the U a little to get them to fit in the holes, then push it in until it snaps. It took me a few tries to get the factory stereo all the way out because the removal tools kept pulling out when the radio was only halfway out. With a little more lateral force, it came out on the third try.

Pros: As a rookie, I removed the factory radio in 3 minutes.

Cons: I was confused at first with the ends of the U tools didn't line up with the holes in the side of the radio. Once I realized I had to squeeze them, it was straightforward.

Easy to use

Jason h from omaha, NE on 3/23/2016

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the removal tool was easy to use and worked great

Pros:

Cons:

Waste of time

Rob D. from Water Valley, MS on 3/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not sure if the issue was my stock radio being uncooperative, or using tools totally unsuited for the task, but these were a waste of time. I could get one side to release but not the other. I was close to getting an RMA from Crutchfield and sending it all back. I finally managed to get the stock radio out by using a Stanley Wonderbar.

Pros: none

Cons: didn't work for me.

Metra 86-5618 Din tools

15Josborne from Taylorsville, KY on 3/10/2016

2004 Ford Taurus SEL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think these tools were a waste of time for me. I could not get the radio out with these for any reason. The two tips of the tool were too small to release the spring clips inside the radio. I had to end up buying some better ones from an electronics store, they were way better. If I could have left them out of the order and knew better, I wouldn't have purchased these.

Pros:

Cons:

Had trouble

Kent from minneapolis, MN on 3/10/2016

2002 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could not make these things release the clips on the side of my car radio. I jiggled and twisted and pushed and contorted and got really frustrated. Crutchfield technical support couldn't help. Finally I had to take other measures.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: did not work (for me)

works

Jeff from ballwin, MO on 3/6/2016

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

pulled out stock radio with these easy

Pros: works

Cons: none

if you need it, buy it.

de from san diego on 2/29/2016

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't use the hanger trick, that MIGHT work. Just save the time and trouble, and buy these.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618

Chris R from marysville, WA on 2/29/2016

1990 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

work awesome and were free

Pros: could not remove stock radio with out them

Cons: none

Extremely satisfied.

Luis from Dallas, TX on 2/25/2016

2001 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools are tools and without the right one it's hard getting the job done. Having said that these factory radio removal tools made the job just that much easier.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None.

98 ranger

Jstone from Salem, In on 2/24/2016

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit into the radio perfectly, however the radio wouldn't budge on one side. Could have been the age of the radio.

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Cons:

2003 Grand Marquis

Rhoe from Grove City, PA on 2/22/2016

worked perfectly

Pros: It worked!

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

A K from indianapolis, IN on 2/16/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, and would work perfectly on any radio that wasn't taped down on the inside like mine was.

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Cons:

Simple

Steven from oklahoma city, OK on 2/15/2016

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are really simple to use. Just hope your radio doesn't crack like mine did.

Pros: Simple, easy

Cons: None really

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Lake Denizen from paso robles, CA on 2/4/2016

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly. Removal of the old radio took seconds with these tools! Some years ago I needed to remove a factory radio from another vehicle and looked for these tools at the dealer and also the local NAPS Auto Pars. They were not available. Needless to say trying to use Phillips screwdriver was not as easy as this removal.

Pros: Works perfectly for Ford radios.

Cons: None

2003 Mazda Tribute

Farris from Santa Cruz, CA on 2/3/2016

2003 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awful and Painful! These did not work for us at all, after watching all available videos, and trying for more then an hour we ended up having the stereo removed professionally and spending $35 to do so. Even the professional laughed at them...

Pros:

Cons: they didnt work, and were painful to use.

They work

goingtoneedabiggerboat from Richmond, VA on 2/1/2016

2003 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these pins worked as expected for a 2003 Mazda Miata.

Pros: pins worked as expected to depress the clips

Cons:

Perfect

David from milan, IN on 1/31/2016

1997 Mazda B4000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked exactly how they were supposed to. I have never done anything like this before, and i had my radio out in 30 seconds.

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Cons:

A Simple Tool

Joe from Forks, WA on 1/30/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A simple tool that saves you making one. It's great that the vendor includes this with your new stereo purchase. It's a simple tool that you have to have and would not think of until you need it.

Pros: Simple and impossible to screw up

Cons: None

Removal Tool

Rob from Mechanicsville, Virginia on 1/17/2016

2004 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tool allowed for successful removal of radio

Pros: Allowed for removal of radio

Cons: Took some tinkering to get radio to release. Would be nice if it had some type of locking mechanism that unlatch the radio, lock, and then let you pull straight out.

Handle tool, not worth more than a coat hanger though

Tubagoat from Ohio on 1/5/2016

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hand tool that worked well. But, not worth more than you'll spend on a coat hanger that you can cut up and shape to similar size.

Pros: Easy to use, worked first time.

Cons: Not worthy more than you'll spend on a coat hanger that you can cut up and shape to similar size.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

David from Strafford, Missouri on 1/3/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm. What else can I say.

Pros: Worked Great!

Cons: None

Good tool to have

JoshO from Texas on 1/3/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as advertised when used correctly. Took out factory radio from 04 F250 in seconds.

Pros: Works well for job, no nonesense.

Cons: None

Really not needed

Pat D from Michigan on 12/30/2015

2002 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First let me state that my 3 star rating is not based on the quality of the product, but on the actual need for it to remove a factory Ford radio. I took an ordinary wire coat hanger. Cut and shaped it into the same dimensions and effortlessly pulled the radio out of my Crown Victoria. As long as the wire is stiff enough to disengage the locking tabs on the radio it will work as well as any manufactured removal tool. Sorry to the people selling this ,but no one actually needs it to get the job done and done correctly.

Pros: Looks like it is well made.

Cons: Not needed to remove Ford radios

Perfect

Eric N from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on 12/28/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

Pros:

Cons: None

Super Simple

ohsnapp from Ohio on 12/28/2015

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy even a husband could use it.

Pros: Simple and straightforward. Was included free with my order. Thanks!

Cons: None.

GREAT

LORRI from Virginia on 12/26/2015

2002 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

OK

Pros:

Cons:

Easy

Jay B from Georgia on 12/21/2015

1993 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: none

Works

Bob from WI on 12/17/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. Popped out my factory radio in about 2 seconds with these

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

good removal tool

Jim from Minnesota on 12/16/2015

1998 Ford Club Wagon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes quick work of removing the factory radio.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

5 stars

Aaron from Utah on 12/14/2015

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are so easy to use.

Pros: Made removal of stock stereo easy and came free with new stereo.

Cons: None

Easy to use

Uuuuh from Utah on 12/10/2015

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

DaveD from Ohio on 12/4/2015

1999 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly !

Pros:

Cons:

Factory removal tools

Jon from Michigan on 11/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple tool that does exactly what you expect.

Pros:

Cons:

They work great

diymiser from New York on 11/13/2015

1999 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A very simple tool, but without you have a hard time to remove the stock Ford stereo.

Pros: Worked first time after I bent them to the right shape

Cons: The ends were too wide for the opening and had to be bent to fit

makes radio remove eas

chuck from Texas on 11/12/2015

2004 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have a head unit that has the little holes in the side these make removing a snap.

Pros: works as advertised

Cons: none

Does the job

Jason L from Justin, TX on 11/11/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bent when I used it but that is more Ford's fault for a crappy radio release system than anything. Would have been nice to have been stronger, though.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

GP from Florida on 11/11/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very useful

Pros:

Cons:

Perfect Tool

thomas from Massachusetts on 11/9/2015

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Perfect Tool for the job.

Pros: The Perfect Tool for the job.

Cons:

tools did not work

Dennis in Oregon from Oregon on 11/6/2015

1998 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried for 20 minutes to engage the stock radio retention clips with these two tools provided. They did not release the retention clips. I ended up destroying the stock radio in order to remove it from the dash board.

Pros: free

Cons: did not work

Simple but Necessary

Chris F from Pennsylvania on 11/6/2015

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple but effective and removing the factory 2-DIN unit. I don't want to know how hard it would have been without this tool.

Pros:

Cons:

great!

Mitch from Oregon on 11/2/2015

2001 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what its supposed to very quickly and easily.

Pros: Works

Cons: Nope

Did not need them.

JVP from California on 10/25/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am sure they are fine, but I didn't need them. Came with the package.

Pros: N/A

Cons: None

Helps out tremendously

RodneyS from Hoschton Ga on 10/25/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price every Ford owner should have these. Got mine free from Crutchfield thanks.

Pros: Makes taking Ford factory radio out a breeze

Cons: None

ranger radio

ranger from Massachusetts on 10/22/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish I had these before

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: None

Crutchfield Comes Through Again

Joe C from Minnesota on 10/20/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Metra Factory Radio Removal Tools worked Great. I was extremely pleased that I didn't have to pry open the dashboard of my 97 Crown Victoria.

Pros: The Perfect Tool for the Task.

Cons: Pulling the Tools Left, Right and Out at the Same Time. However, No Screwdriver Marks make up for this.

Radio Extraction Keys

MAH from Indiana on 10/16/2015

2001 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These extractions keys are only as good as the slots you insert them into in the radio you are removing. In my case, the keys inserted on the right worked fine. Unfortunately the key slots on the left were defective. I had this verified at an auto audio shop. They offered to do a work around removal for $85 to $170.00 depending on how long it took. No thank you. Did my own work around with a drill, hammer and large screw driver which doubled as a chisel and the extraction keys on the right side. Caching, no charge. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Pros: Indispensable when the radio being removed has no issues.

Cons: None.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

GeneC from Wisconsin on 10/14/2015

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great on my 1995 Ford F150 factory AM/FM radio removal.

Pros: Worked perfectly.

Cons: None

Not enough

Scott from henderson, nv on 10/12/2015

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio was supposed to have 4 installed of 2 (what was sent). Why put in model of car if you get sent wrong stuff? Took car to audio shop since I didn't have spares laying around. Had other problems but I believe it was just an old radio not the tool.

Pros: got two of them!!

Cons: Needed 4 of them. :(

Crutchfield response on 10/20/2015 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to this customer to offer a merchandise certificate to apologize for our mistake. Our OutfitMyCarT team is also reviewing his order to fix what went wrong through the order process in this case.

Works as advertised

Chad from Meridian MS on 10/11/2015

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to hold your mouth just right, but they work

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Florida on 9/22/2015

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An online video showed small allen wrenches that worked better than these. However Crutchfield gave them to me at no cost as I had purchased an adaptor from them that needed the radio to be removed. The adaptor worked great, these not so well.

Pros: Free

Cons: Didn't work very well.

removal tools

DaveD from Illinois on 9/21/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools were simple and effective

Pros: They did the job

Cons: None

A Must Have

Mike from Missouri on 9/21/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use. Not sure how you could remove your old Ford radio without one.

Pros: Work great. Cheap.

Cons: Nine

Good product for a bad situation

AviT from Oregon on 9/17/2015

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used these to remove the upgraded OEM head unit from my wife's Mazda Protege5. They worked well once I figured out exactly how they needed to be inserted. They need to be inserted so that they angle very slightly towards the center of the car. For at least 1 hour I was able to insert them in the correct holes, but wasn't able to compress the bracket holding the head unit in the opening because I was inserting them either straight in or very slightly *away* from the center of the car. Once I removed the glove box and saw the correct insertion position (angled very slightly *towards* the center of the car), I was able to insert the drivers side tools in the same angle and quickly and easily remove the HU by pulling the inserted tools away from the center of the car while I pulled on the HU.

Pros:

Cons:

Made easy work to remove the old stereo.

Jason H. from Utah on 9/14/2015

2002 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Get these if you need to remove the old stereo fom a Ford Focus. They make it really easy.

Pros: Did the job they were expected to do. Glad I had them for this install

Cons: None.

Factory stereo removal kit

BHey from Ohio on 9/13/2015

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised.

Pros: Worked as advertised

Cons: Once and done use, almost seems like a waste of money.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio removal tools

Gary F from Texas on 9/10/2015

2006 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price. Simple to use. Worked great.

Pros: Simple to use. Great price. Worked great.

Cons: None.

worth it!

Paul from Seattle on 9/9/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It made removal simple. I would highly recommend it for simplifying your install.

Pros: Worked

Cons: No cons

Didnt work

selina from Georgia on 9/9/2015

1998 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not work. They would not take out radio had to use a knife to remove factory radio in my Mustang.

Pros:

Cons:

Best product ever

Good stuff from Baltimore, MD on 9/1/2015

2001 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worth the money. Don't be cheap and try to use a coat hanger. Just spend the money and get the right tool.

Pros: Works

Cons: The plastic package it came in was hard to open

Radio Removal

Jim from Montana on 8/25/2015

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the removal of the radio in my Ford Explorer Sport Trac a breeze. A very handy tool indeed!

Pros: All good

Cons: Nocons

Ok

Bobh from California on 8/23/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works but not as simple.as it sounds

Pros: Works but u need a soft touch. Feel the click and don't push more.

Cons: Kind if a pain. Pull straight out and dont pull one side out and get the unit off center.

nice tool

Steve from Tennessee on 8/11/2015

1994 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool made removal of stock unit very easy.

Pros: Great tool.

Cons: none

Job saver

CTutt from Philadelphia, PA on 8/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can't remove radio without it without making a tool

Pros: Saved the day

Cons: None

Revived to late

Kevin from Vermont on 8/2/2015

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish I had this tool before I used a coat hanger like I was back in the 90's all over again

Pros: Better than cutting and bending a coat habger

Cons: Not as ghetto to use than the coat hanger

Factory Radio Removal Tools

Tony from Oklahoma on 7/26/2015

2003 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could not have removed the original Ford radio without this took.

Pros: Took me about 2 minutes to pull the radio our of the dash.

Cons: None.

Ford removal tool

Dw from Kentucky on 7/26/2015

2005 Mercury Mariner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Better instruction for newbies would be helpful

Pros: Does the job

Cons: No instructions on how the tool works

removal tool

Harry from Edinburg, PA on 6/30/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The points on the end do not grab as well as the old curved style

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

UNCLE ROCKY from Michigan on 6/23/2015

2008 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They worked as the should to remove the old radio.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ross from Texas on 6/22/2015

2008 Saturn Astra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what they were supposed to do. Had to wiggle a little bit to get them to catch on my radio, but they worked.

Pros:

Cons:

Removal Tool works as advertised

TonyBr from Texas on 6/17/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Some people try to save money by using clothes hanger wire as a hack, can't imagine how much fun that is. This tool fit perfectly, and took the radio out in just a few seconds without damaging. it. When I sell the vehicle and keep the stereo it will go back in the same way.

Pros: Cheap (actually shipped Free with the stereo on sale) and easy to use.

Cons: None.

Made Ford Escape stock radio removal a breeze

Ted from Arizona on 6/16/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools worked as advertised. The old radio came out without issue.

Pros: Strong, easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Milo42GPW from Stuart, Florida on 6/16/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple and easy to use tool

Pros: simple

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from houston tx on 6/14/2015

1996 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good tool

Pros:

Cons:

Happy

Craig from MN on 6/14/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as intended. May have had to remove the Ford factory radio with a Wonder Bar had I not had them:)

Pros: FREE with the rest of my order and simple to use.

Cons: None

Good tool

Matt from North Carolina on 6/13/2015

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little tools, helped me take the radio right out.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

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GAMES-ECT from Galt, CA on 6/12/2015

1995 Ford Escort LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like it should.

Pros: It works.

Cons: None.

They work

Lynn from Currituck, NC on 6/11/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked exactly like they were suppose to.

Pros: They worked

Cons: None

works

dr_pug from Arkansas on 6/7/2015

2007 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

you will need these to take out certain radio's I have a ford and made it alot easier then making my own, and came free with my radio purchase

Pros:

Cons:

Does the job

Jimbo from Colorado on 6/5/2015

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to pull a stereo from a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It takes some time to get the hang of the removal tools and how they fit in, but once we did it was easy to remove the stereo.

Pros: Did the job well of pulling the old stereo.

Cons: Hard to figure out if they are in correctly at first.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Pat K from Vermont on 6/1/2015

2001 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine

Pros:

Cons:

Worked great

Nb from Texas on 5/31/2015

1997 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pulled the old stereo right out

Pros: Worked as needed.

Cons:

removel tool

kw from Florida on 5/27/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked great

Pros: inc with purchase

Cons: none

Worked

CJ from Utah on 5/26/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item worked as expected. I was able to remove my factory stereo in a bout 30 seconds with this tool.

Pros: Worked

Cons: None

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John from South Carolina on 5/21/2015

1996 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work great, couldn't have done without them!

Pros: free

Cons: none

Factory Tools - made to fit like a GLOVE

Holland from Nevada on 5/20/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only way I know to remove a FORD stereo - fits and works like a GLOVE!

Pros: Free with my stereo purchase - better pricing than AMazoo since it was tossed in with the stereo purchase

Cons: ...too bad you need them

Easy to use

Jgrove from Maryland on 5/19/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made quick work of removing my stock headunit from my 2004 F350 XLT.

Pros:

Cons:

Good tool.

Em from California on 5/14/2015

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended, will add to tool box.

Pros: Good tool.

Cons: None

Simple tool for the job

cNme from Wisconsin on 5/8/2015

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice to have this product supplied for free with the purchase. Saves me from having to make a special trip to the parts tore for it.

Pros: Easily releases the factory Ford radio.

Cons: My Mercury Grand Marquis radio is mounted on an angle. Therefore the tools release the radio but aren't locked in enough to pull the radio out of the mount.

worked

revteedub from Missouri on 5/5/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly. It only took a couple of seconds to pop out my old head unit. I don't understand the difficulty some people have with these things. RTFM maybe?

Pros: Nice, shiny, silver color. Easy to use.

Cons: Only had one use, now they sit in the drawer with the other two sets I have. These DO conduct electricity. DO NOT insert these into electrical outlets.

terrible

Sloth from New Hampshire on 4/30/2015

2001 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these tools are said to aid an easy removal of the POS ford factory radio, they did no such thing. they are indeed neccesary however four not two. I had to rip out my factory radio face plate(not a detachable face) because you need four of these tools in at the same time. maybe it is just my 2001 mazda tribute (if you know about cars you will know ford owned mazda during this period) but these tools are basically useless without al four as you have to physically break off the radio and pry it out without them. Before Buying! Look At Your Stereo, Look For Two Small Holes About 2 Inches Vertical Of Each Other. Then Look Above And Below Them For Another Set, If There Are Four Sets Of Two Holes (16 Holes Total) Then You Need Four Tools.

Pros: worked okay with the flimsy ford clips however useless without the correct amount

Cons: you could use any piece of metal to push into the holes to release the clips, don't buy unless free

Just the right tool

DaleT from Oklahoma on 4/23/2015

1994 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed the Junk factory head unit from my 94 Ford Ranger just as it was supposed to do. quick and simple.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from California on 4/21/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool did not work very easily, but after about ten minutes of fooling around with it, I managed to get the radio out. Luck was involved.

Pros:

Cons:

Radio removal tool

cs2210 from Thibodaux, Louisiana on 4/20/2015

2007 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Worked well

Cons: None

Perfect

Azul36 from Plymouth, MI on 4/19/2015

2001 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice that these came with the kit. The price for the installation kit was very reasonable and included everything I needed to complete the instal Push these babies in and the stereo slides right out

Pros: Perfect fit and easy to remove stereo with these, a Must have

Cons: None

Factory Radio Removal Tool Ford Ranger

Bobby D. from North Carolina on 4/15/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I all ready had one.

Pros: Works fine

Cons: I did not need it, I all ready had one.

Not useful

DenCon from Ellensburg, WA on 4/12/2015

1996 Saab 9000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked with the factory equipment, but that's it.

Pros:

Cons:

Easy to use

Anonymous from Medford wi on 4/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Worked perfectly.

Russ from Nevada on 4/7/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works!

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Well, you only need it once. Just something to throw away.

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Mark from Minnesota on 4/5/2015

1996 Mazda B3000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't have a OEM radio in my truck but I have used them before and they work great.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Florida on 3/29/2015

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nicely Fit!

Pros:

Cons:

Can't do without

dvan from Utah on 3/26/2015

1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Try to remove my stock radio without these was insane. These are the right tool for the job.

Pros: Easy

Cons:

Factory Radio Removal Tool

Stuart M from Kansas on 3/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very well, a little tricky, but nonetheless, it worked

Pros: Works well

Cons: A little tricky

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Alabama on 3/23/2015

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

just as described

Pros:

Cons:

Work Great

RW from New York on 3/14/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and work as described

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Lewistown, MT on 3/2/2015

1999 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1999 F350. Radio popped right out.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

BiilK from Georgia on 2/24/2015

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked first try.

Pros: Worked first try.

Cons:

Removal tool worked great

Big Al from Texas on 2/23/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are made very well and strong. Slip right in and clip engage strongly. Radio came right out.

Pros: Fit and work great.

Cons: None

Metra-5618 removal tools

Jim Mc from Birmingham, Al on 2/19/2015

1993 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These worked great getting my old unit out of the Forde Explorer without the hassle of taking the dash panel off!

Pros: Ease of use, free with purchase of stereo.

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618

Noel from Montana on 2/16/2015

1995 Ford Aspire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works.

Cons: None

Works

Q from NM on 2/15/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it works

Pros: makes uninstalling factory radios a snap

Cons: had to wiggle it a little...

HELPFUL TOOL

HELPFUL TOOL from Kansas on 2/14/2015

1995 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

DO NOT THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THE FACTORY RADIO OUT WITHOUT THIS TOOL STILL WAS A BIT TOUGH. MINE HAD NOT BEEN OUT SINCE 1995 EVEDINTLY.

Pros: REMOVED THE RADIO FROM DASH

Cons: LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET TO STAY IN WHILE PULLING THE RADIO

Can't unlock the lock without the key!

David L. from Texas on 2/8/2015

1994 Ford Escort
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

worked

m from Northern Calif on 2/8/2015

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as needed

Pros: worked

Cons: none

Didn't Work

Glenn from Florida on 1/18/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The one's I received were not U shaped but were rounded at the bottom and inexplicably angled into a V shape. Not sure why Crutchfield sent me these as part of the install kit when every other picture I've seen of these tools shows them as a true U shape with the ends being parallel - no bending necessary. I had to apply a fair amount of pressure to squeeze the ends together to get them to line up with the holes on either side of the receiver in my 2001 Mazda Protege. I had trouble getting them to lock in place on the right side and they ultimately came out when trying to carefully wiggle the radio out. Being under the tension they were, they sprung forcibly apart back to their V shape scratching the area below the radio in the process. NOT HAPPY! They would not engage anything on the right side no matter what I tried to get them to click into place. Not sure now how to get the receiver out without taking apart many pieces surrounding the radio.

Pros: Great, I assume if they line up as they should.

Cons: Did not work as advertised. Hard to use if you get the V shaped variety.

Crutchfield response on 1/21/2015 The important thing is that the DIN tools are the right shape to fit into the openings on your stereo. There's a trick to using DIN tools. Regardless of the shape or style of tool, you need to insert the tool and press it against the side of the radio. That means pulling the DIN tool on the left toward the steering wheel and the one on the right toward the passenger's door. This will release the clips holding the radio in place. While maintaining that pressure, pull the DIN tools (and the stereo) toward yourself to remove the stereo. Sometimes one side releases before the other. In that case, you can wedge something in place to hold the released side while you focus on the other side.

Made it Easy

Mike from Bozeman, MT on 1/12/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came with my radio but I would'nt buy it unless you are without tools. It did make it super easy and now I have them forever.

Pros: worked well

Cons: If you pay for them it seems expensive

simple tool

Steven from South Ga. on 1/4/2015

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. not much to it. it did come with the radio kit so cost was cheap. Cost to just buy is to much.

Pros:

Cons:

Worked perfect

KLowe from Florida on 12/29/2014

2001 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These removal tools worked perfectly. I attempted to use clothes hangars as suggested on line, but they did not work. The real tool worked perfectly.

Pros: Worked as expected. Came free with the purchase of my radio

Cons: No Cons

Worked great!

Scott from Georgia on 12/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked great! pushed them in and old radio came out

Pros: worked perfect

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

rrodgers from Missouri on 12/27/2014

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works, used it on 3 different cars

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

great radio

deborah from wall,nj on 12/27/2014

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great radio and comes with necessities to hook up

Pros:

Cons:

Ford radio removal tool review

Bill W. from Tupelo, MS on 12/27/2014

1996 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Could contain instructions for use.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Drew from New Jersey on 12/20/2014

1995 Saab 900S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed factory radio perfectly.

Pros: worked as intended.

Cons: none

Good.

pdakev from Atlanta, GA on 12/17/2014

2004 Mercury Sable GS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Make factory radio removing easy.

Pros: Useful.

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

essteen from Minnesota on 12/16/2014

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

tools worked good for me. however i think you need practice and understanding of how to use these tools easily. I have been a car audio enthusiast for 20 years and there for have practice using various stereo removal tools. t still took me a couple tries to get the radio loose.

Pros:

Cons:

Worked as advertised

Scott S from Spring Grove, IL on 12/15/2014

2000 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect

Pros: No other way to remove a Ford radio

Cons: none

factory stereo removal tools

Anonymous from Watonga OK on 12/14/2014

2008 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't have done it without em.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

Perfect tool for the job.

doh from Indianapolis, IN on 12/11/2014

2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works great!

Cons: 0!

Work perfectly

Andy from Colorado on 12/10/2014

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: They work great

Cons: none

Excellent Set

GRB from Ohio on 12/6/2014

2000 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

Cons: None.

Not needed

Andrew from Minnesota on 11/30/2014

2004 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

solid

Anonymous from Hixson TN on 11/24/2014

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Ford radio removal tool

Dan from Bradenton, FL on 11/23/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to use and worked first time.

Pros: EZ to use and works as advertised

Cons: None

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Paul from Pennsylvania on 11/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: They did their job.

Cons: None.

Factory Radio Removal Tools

tony s from United States on 11/16/2014

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: good product

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Don from Minneapolis, MN on 11/11/2014

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: None

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Clarendon Hills, Il on 11/5/2014

2000 Ford Taurus SEL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked like it was supposed to.

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Vince from Orange City Florida on 10/29/2014

2007 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect!

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

DGT from Gr, Mich on 10/22/2014

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect

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

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

Perfect

David from Alaska on 10/21/2014

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Crawford, Co on 10/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on 10/20/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great Tool

Frank from Chino, CA on 10/15/2014

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked first time

Pros:

Cons:

Works well after you know the secret

BriF from Maine on 10/9/2014

1997 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

Cons: Just the above

Necessary tool for the job

Trustno1 from Salem, OR on 10/7/2014

2003 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Right tool for the job

Cons: None

Stereo removal tools

Yut from CA on 9/29/2014

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly for what it's supposed to do, makes radio removal easy

Pros: Easy removal of stock radio on cars it fits

Cons: None

good product

Anonymous from minnepolis on 9/23/2014

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job

Pros: Does the job. Quick and easy

Cons: None

Great Product

OoJeKoO from Youngstown, Ohio on 9/19/2014

1999 Mercury Cougar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Tool, very easy to use ;)

Pros: Ease of use... Works like a charm

Cons: non

Great little product

Dale from SWVA on 9/13/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little product very simple to use. Just don't push it in too far. I found it works best if you push the tool in slowly while moving it side to side, when you feel it springing back you have reached the clips and they should disengage and the radio should pop right out.

Pros: Simple to use

Cons: None

Easy tool, works perfect!

Scarpace (Wow, really?) from Austin, Texas on 9/12/2014

2001 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This tool works perfect to remove the factory radio from a Ford Excursion dash. Just stick the two pieces into each side of the radio until you feel them click, then apply pressure on the tools towards the center and pull the the radio out. Easy and fast!

Pros: Perfect fit! Easy! Fast!

Cons: None

I'd imagine these would be easier on a different model vehicle...

Erik R. from Somers Point, NJ on 9/10/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I went to use these when replacing the radio. I could feel and hear the click when they went in...but they kept just coming out when I pulled on them to remove the radio. It took over 10m to get the radio out, and that was with the assistance of a screwdriver to act as a makeshift pry bar. I'd have only given these things three stars, but the Crutchfield advisor I spoke to as I was trying to get the deck out said that the Focus for which I was removing the deck was in a model range where the radios were a pain...so I bumped it back up to 4 stars...

Pros:

Cons:

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kyle from tomball, tx on 9/6/2014

2006 Ford Taurus SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. Works like it should . Very easy straight forward to use.

Pros: Works like it should. Easy to use

Cons: None

not helpful

nathan from utah on 9/3/2014

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not work well. Ultimately I just took the bezel out.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Not needed

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from elko nv on 9/1/2014

1999 Mercury Cougar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit

Pros:

Cons:

Release tool

Rob B from Cheyenne Wy on 8/27/2014

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked the first time... Way better than a coat hanger

Pros: Perfect fit first time

Cons: None

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from garner ia on 8/25/2014

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros:

Cons:

Removal tools

Wayne from Sheridan, Wy on 8/24/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for old radio removal.

Pros: A must for radio removal.

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Whittier, ca on 8/20/2014

2000 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Schenectady, NY on 8/19/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great

Pros:

Cons:

Easy!

wooter from Utah on 8/15/2014

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Much better than using some hangers!

Pros: Perfect fit for Fords Inexpensive

Cons:

easy

quick and fast from las vegas nv on 8/2/2014

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works

Pros: Easy to use in and out

Cons:

Product was ok.

Mark from East Prairie, Mo on 7/31/2014

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product was definitely needed for my radio removal, however I found the tools very flimsy. It took several tries to be able to keep enough pressure on the tools to get the radio to release. Once the radio was loose the rest of the procedure as a easy.

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Cons:

Worked!

JamesM from Logan, OH on 7/29/2014

2008 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They worked. Simple as that

Pros: Directions were appreciated, really simple and the radio was out in about 1 min.

Cons: none

Removal tooles.

Matthew from Quincy FLorida on 7/28/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

well they worked very well, got it out, and keeping them so IF/when I have to replace the radio that was in it, I will have everything I need to put it back in.

Pros: Simple, quick and they worked. Thanks

Cons: None

Very helpful tools

Removal tools...thumbs up! from Easton,PA on 7/21/2014

1997 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very helpful in pulling out the old unit.

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Cons:

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JennyK from Kansas City on 7/6/2014

2003 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We spent a good 45 minutes trying to get these to clip in on my 03 mazda tribute radio before we gave up and just took the dashboard apart to get the radio out which actually only took about ten minutes...

Pros:

Cons: didn't function

Good!

Ali from Lafayette, CO on 7/4/2014

2005 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It took a bit of manuvering and good placement to figure out where they went, but once you found it, you could easily feel them pushing the tabs out of the way. Great product!

Pros: Got the radio out fine

Cons: Hard to put in right in my car

SIMPLE

kapuyawn from San Jose, CA on 6/28/2014

2000 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: simple and effective tool.

Cons: none

Radio Removal Tools

Al from Oklahoma on 6/27/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A little tricky but worked just fine!

Pros: correct tool

Cons: none

great item

Anonymous from Iron, mn on 6/14/2014

2001 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect for what I needed!

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from SLC, UT on 6/12/2014

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do the intended job perfectly.

Pros:

Cons:

Works as advertised

Lee from Missouri on 6/9/2014

2007 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Ford removal tools work as advertised with no issues.

Pros: See above.

Cons: None.

Nice tool

Joe from Pinellas Park, FL on 5/27/2014

2001 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool worked exactly how it was supposed to. Made removing the factory radio in my Explorer a breeze.

Pros:

Cons: none that I can think of.

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Rob from Springfield Il on 5/16/2014

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

they do what they're made to do

Pros: works on ford and mazda

Cons: there are some stubborn vehicles out there (as well as ham fisted installers) if the tool is pushed in too far or at the wrong angle, you can make a 20 second job, into half your afternoon

easy to use

lizcast from merrillville in on 5/11/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to use, makes the job 100% easier

Pros: all to gain

Cons: nothing to loose

Ford / Mazda removal tool

eROCK from Chicago, IL on 5/9/2014

1997 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is just a tool to remove the factory radio. That's all it does. Most documents say this is for FORD vehicles, but I assure you that it also works in MAZDA.

Pros: Works in both Ford and Mazda vehicles.

Cons: One time use, and will probably never need to use them again.

removal rool

jyoder from Bristol, Indiana on 5/9/2014

1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Working perfectly for removing my stock stereo

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Cons:

Well those are handy

Saule from Austin on 4/29/2014

1999 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty straight forward. Place, snap, pull, the end. Made removing the factory unit a breeze.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

easy to use

Anonymous from Greenfield, mass on 4/24/2014

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

usually use works perfectly

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Cons:

Removal Tools

Hal from Hagerstown, MD on 4/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am only giving a 4 star rating to these tools because I did have some problems using them to remove my old receiver from my 2002 Mazda Tribute. They did not snap into place as the instructions said they would. I had to use a screwdriver to help pry out the old receiver. It actually took longer to get the old receiver out than to install the new one. I will give the benefit of the doubt and concede that the problem might have been my old receiver. I did read online that some people have had problems getting the old receiver out of this vehicle.

Pros: Seems like tools would be good if they worked.

Cons: Did not snap into place.

Does what its suppose to

brandon from SoCal on 4/16/2014

1994 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It took off the stock radio, kind of messed it up a little. but it didnt take off the bottom CD player

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Cons:

NICE

clearvisionauto from California on 4/15/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools are perfect

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: NoNE

94 Cobra Mach 460

Rob94Cobra from Belton, Tx on 4/11/2014

1994 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice very good quality tools to remove Ford radios from the 90's and prior.

Pros: Worked flawlessly. Wish I had them back in the 90's instead of paying others to remove the radios.

Cons: None

Helped Remove my Factory Radio!

2001f550 from Baltimore, MD on 4/9/2014

Replaced the factory A/M-F/M radio in a 2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty with another factory radio with a tape deck (to play an iPod as well as add factory rear speakers), and these were required in order to remove the radio. They fit right in on the first try, and allowed me to easily slide the radio out of the dash, no dash disassembly required! Great product, and cheap to get! (:

Pros: Worked great, Cheap to get, Helps installation.

Cons: What is there really to complain about? They work great!

Tools worked like a charm

Ted from NH on 4/8/2014

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These things are great. They work just like the instructions say: push them into the holes in the radio until they snap into place, pull apart and out. Radio came right out.

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Cons:

Removal tools

John B from Mishawaka IN on 4/6/2014

2000 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools work great. Very nice that they were included in the deal I purchased from Crutchfield

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from United States on 4/4/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked just as they should have. I did have to squeeze the points together just a bit fot them to go in the factory radio though.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618

Gualberto from Caguas, PR on 4/1/2014

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tried this on my 2002 Mazda Protégé and had some hard time removing the radio. I had to figure out how to use it in a effectively way but at the end did its works

Pros: worked fine once you figure out how this works.

Cons: none

Works Great

DeweyM from Henderson, TX on 4/1/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised!

Pros: Works!

Cons: None observed...

Dummy proof

SirVesa from Houston, TX on 4/1/2014

1996 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work. Enough said. Pretty hard to screw it up.

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Cons:

stick it in and pull it out!

me from here on 4/1/2014

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not something built to use everyday but worked perfect.

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Cons:

great free item..

errors from Dauphin, PA on 4/1/2014

2000 Mercury Mystique
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made it simple to remove my factory head unit

Pros:

Cons:

worked great

Anonymous from kewanee IL on 4/1/2014

2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked

Pros: Works

Cons: None

works sort of, but radio did not fully release

Chuck from Newark Valley, NY on 3/30/2014

2002 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could see that the device was engaging the radio tabs, but the old radio did not want to give up. I wiggled and pulled it so much that the dash started to come off. Then I was able to get the radio out and then just snap the dash back in.

Pros: sturdy

Cons: Doesn't seem to release the radio as expected; maybe it was just an old finicky radio....

Worked as intended

Kevin from PA on 3/28/2014

1994 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as intended

Pros: Worked as intended

Cons: None

Very Helpful

JJC from Nebraska on 3/25/2014

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tools worked great. In an older vehicle it took just a few minutes to jiggle the old unit out of the opening, but the tools worked perfectly fine. Insert them, listen for the clicks, push to the outside of each side of the radio and pull.

Pros: Easy, worked as described and were free with the purchase of the new head unit.

Cons: None

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walter o from woodway,tx on 3/24/2014

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

couldn't make this work . had to take car to a local shop and they removed old radio for me. i have installed a number of radios over the years but this one stumped me.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Miguel Mtz from Amarillo on 3/24/2014

1998 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked,

Pros: Real easy to use. Once I figured out how to use it.

Cons: Instructions could have been better.

does what its supposed to

Jermaniac from RI on 3/20/2014

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say about this , it does exactly what its supposed to .

Pros: easy to use , radio popped right out.

Cons:

Worked flawslessly

LeeG from Mars Hill,NC on 3/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice they include it free with an order

Pros: Free

Cons: none

great din removal tool

Dylan from glendale utah on 3/9/2014

1997 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This din removal tool is great. The build quality is good will be used again over and over.

Pros: Good solid tool.

Cons: Nothing

Removes factory radio

Anonymous from Goose Creek, SC on 3/8/2014

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it's supposed to perfectly

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Cons:

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews from Hartford, CT on 3/8/2014

1998 Land Rover Range Rover
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy tool to use

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Cons:

Works good

Flyboymd11 from Coldwater, MS on 2/21/2014

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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Cons:

used tool to remove old radio

bertf from norwood, ma on 2/10/2014

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool made removing my old factory installed radio/cassette player easy.

Pros: works like a charm.

Cons: none

No problems

IslandBoy from Indian River, MI on 2/9/2014

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect

Pros: Works great

Cons: none

Radio Removal Tool

bsb4655 from Batavia, IL on 2/4/2014

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The most difficult part of the installation of the new radio. Had some trouble getting one side to release. Ended up removing the center front panel and visually aligning everything. Not a big problem, took no more than 10 minutes.

Pros: Did the job.

Cons:

Solid product.

Vince from Cleveland, OH on 2/4/2014

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly with factory radio to remove it.

Pros:

Cons:

Removal Tools

PM from Virginia Beach, VA on 1/22/2014

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended, no issues

Pros: Works fine

Cons: Instructions were a little vague and did not specify which direction to apply the pressure when removing the factory unit. After inserting, apply pressure outward as if spreading them part before pulling.

Perfect

Anonymous from Atlanta GA on 1/21/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect! Made removal very easy.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

HUD from Amarillo, TX on 1/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really helped to remove factory radio

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Madison, WI on 1/18/2014

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly as it is meant to do.

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Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Jordan from Vancouver, BC on 1/17/2014

1996 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome freebie from Crutchfield. They work as intended, no strings attached. And they work on any ford vehicle which makes them a must have for my family ford fleet.

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Ford radio removal tool

Roger from El Centro, Ca on 1/15/2014

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, stereo just slid right out.

Pros: Good instructions, easy to use, worked flawlessly.

Cons: None

Factory removal tools

TerryG from Ashtabula, Oh on 1/15/2014

2002 Mazda 626
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First time using the tools. Work just like they are suppose to.

Pros: Pretty slick tools. Thrown in for free with radio.

Cons: none

Good tool, poor instuction.

SEUT from Moab, Utah on 1/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried and tried to make this tool work but couldn't. I happened to have an old for stereo in the garage so I was able to look at what was happening behind the faceplate, out of sight. The directions should explain that the outward pressure is pushing in four little tabs, and that you really have to push pretty hard in that outwards direction to get those tabs out of the way when you remove the old unit.

Pros: Worked fine

Cons: Directions do not explain enough.

Factory Radio Removal Tools

William S. from Castle Rock, CO on 1/13/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made remove very easy

Pros: worked great

Cons: none

factory stereo removal tools

hott1 from Wrightsville, PA on 1/13/2014

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy

Pros: Worked great

Cons: None

Radio Removal Tools

RogerH from Murrieta, CA on 1/12/2014

1997 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools probably would have been nice, but Crutchfield never sent them. Although I did not pay for the tools, one of the reasons Crutchfield hooked me into buying it through them was because the tools and some other items were included in the price of the radio. You know...... FREE

Pros:

Cons: Would have been nice to have received them to make the install of my radio even easier. As it was, I had to make my own tools to pull the old radio out.

Metra 86-5618

JoshB from Denver, CO on 1/12/2014

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The tools worked on one side but not the other. I had to use other tools to get the other side out. They are very finicky and I still do not know why they did not work on the one side but did on the other. They helped but did not get the deck out quickly like they should have. The instructions also did not specify which slots the tool are supposed to be used in. on the first try I was not putting them in the right locations.

Pros: Helped

Cons: But didn't get the deck all the way out.

Right tool for the job

Curt from Redondo Beach, CA on 1/7/2014

2001 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow, all this time I was using four nails to remove the factory radio from the Fords. What a snap having the right tool for the job.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Nice looking product but worthless in the end

SVO from Houston, Texas on 1/2/2014

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have used similar tools for DIN sized radios in the past and never had a problem. These were worthless as they would not release the factory radio to allow it to be removed. Finally tore the dash apart to remove the radio.

Pros: They look nice

Cons: They didn't work

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

FredD from WV on 1/2/2014

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised

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Perfect tool

Popeye from Cave Creek, AZ on 1/1/2014

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect tool for the job.

Pros: Love that I got this free from Crutchfield and I didn't have to make it out of coat hangers like the guy on youtube.

Cons:

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tool

JimS from Westminster, MD on 12/31/2013

1995 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pure genius. The best things are simple answers to tasks that would otherwise be arduous. These simple tools easily took 30 minutes of sweating and swearing off of the task of removing the old radio. I didn't even have to use my favorite tool--a hammer.

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Right product poor result

Steve W from Maywood, NJ on 12/30/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is exactly the right product to pull the old Reno unit from my car, but the unit still put up a fight. The face came off the old unit effectively killing it. It was getting power and tuning properly, until I tried to remove it. By the time I got it out, the unit was completely dead.

Pros: Does what it is designed to do

Cons: It is tricky to use, and very old head units can be very difficult to remove without damaging them.

removal tool

Henry H from Mechanicsville Md. on 12/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

a tool for every job and this is it for a 95 f150

Pros: out in seconds

Cons: none

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Great Falls, MT on 12/29/2013

1997 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly.

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Cons:

metra 86-5618 factory radio removal tools

Daniel from Lynchburg, Va on 12/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The removal tools they sent allowed me to remove the factory stereo form my daughter's car. You still have to do some jerking and pulling but they will come out.

Pros: Fit in the stereo well, simple design

Cons: Skills have a better handle for pulling out the stereo.

removal tool

KT from Lee's Summit, MO on 12/27/2013

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool worked perfect.

Pros: EASY

Cons: NONE

Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Jerry R from Warrington, PA on 12/27/2013

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The factory stereo in my Grand Marquis was out in literally 20 seconds! Great product!

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Metra 86-5618 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Westfield, IN on 12/24/2013

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't have removed my factory radio without these tools. Awesome!

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