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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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These tools release the clips that secure factory radios in select Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes models. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if these tools are compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

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

Brian, Ayer, MA

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Head unit removal keys
  • Installation Instructions
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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(215 Reviews)

2001 Volkswagon Beetle Radio Removal

Brian from Ayer, MA on 10/4/2017

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

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

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Canton, GA on 9/18/2017

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

Worked great

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Worked but sharp

Skyler from ID on 8/8/2017

2006 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Worked great to remove the stock stereo

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

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Christa from Fairfield, Va on 7/30/2017

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

Great ! Must haves !!

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Great Product

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

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

Great Product

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

Cons: N/A

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Santa Barbara, CA on 7/20/2017

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

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

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Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/19/2017

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

Worked as intended, no issues....

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Anonymous from Williamstown, NJ on 6/28/2017

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

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

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Anonymous from MN on 6/13/2017

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

These work well and are ready to use!

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Would Highly Recommend

Elisha from Tampa, FL on 4/26/2017

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Yup - It Works

Dennis from Ellensburg, WA on 4/2/2017

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

As simple as it gets - works as needed

Pros: It just works

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Freeport, ME on 3/30/2017

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

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

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Anonymous from Peterborough, NH on 3/28/2017

simple, works

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Anonymous from Silver Spring, MD on 3/27/2017

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

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

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made the job easy

byron from Oregon on 3/8/2017

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

worked perfectly to remove my stock radio from 03 SLK

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: none

Metra 86-9001 OEM Radio Removal Tools

Carol from Knoxville, TN on 3/6/2017

2010 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Adam from Omaha, NE on 2/19/2017

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

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

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Anonymous from Seattle on 2/19/2017

2004 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as good as the factory tools.

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Freddy from Baltimore, MD on 2/5/2017

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

It made the whole setup much more simple.

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Anonymous from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/26/2017

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

Perfect

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Anonymous from Oklahoma City, OK on 1/26/2017

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

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

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Mahir from Tustin on 1/24/2017

2006 Audi S4 Avant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works, Cheap

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Anonymous from Buffalo, MN on 1/12/2017

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

Cool tool buy these you will not be disappointed

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Anonymous from Hackettstown nj on 1/5/2017

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

Worked great

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Anonymous from Amarillo, Texas on 12/29/2016

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

Excellent!

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Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 12/28/2016

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

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

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Anonymous from Clearwater, FL on 12/26/2016

2000 Land Rover Discovery
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected.

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Anonymous from Louisville, KY on 12/24/2016

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

works awesome

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Anonymous from Boulder, CO on 12/21/2016

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

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

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Anonymous from Polkville, NC on 12/13/2016

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

Worked perfectly to remove oem radio.

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Anonymous from Raleigh, NC on 12/8/2016

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

Item works well

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mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great

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

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

Tools worked perfectly for installation job. Thanks!

Pros: Free with new Kenwood receiver perfect tool for job

Cons: none

Great Tool!

Anonymous from Carrollton, TX on 11/22/2016

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

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

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Anonymous from Schenectady, NY on 11/20/2016

2001 Audi A6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Awesome

Anonymous from San Antonio, TX on 11/4/2016

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

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

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: N/A

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Parker, CO on 10/27/2016

2004 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Anonymous from Kingsport, TN on 10/13/2016

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

Removed the radio in seconds.

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Nice freebie

Kenneth from Yukon, OK on 9/1/2016

2004 Dodge Sprinter
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well for Daimler-Benz (Becker) radio

Pros: Free with new deck

Cons: Light weight - not bad, just thin

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Jamel from Damascus-md on 8/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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Simple device that works!

Anonymous from Hatboro, PA on 8/22/2016

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

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

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Anonymous from Trenton, TN on 8/21/2016

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

Great!

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

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

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

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Cody buchanan from Virginia on 8/9/2016

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

Easy to shop, on time delivery

Pros: On time delivery

Cons: None

I was unable to get these to work

Paul from Hutchinson, MN on 8/2/2016

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

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

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Crutchfield response on 8/2/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

It's great

Stephen from Louisville, KY on 7/24/2016

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

Makes it simple to remove the radio

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Handy Tool

Michael from Kingsport, TN on 6/14/2016

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

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

Pros: Handy

Cons: Not universal

Adequate

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

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

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

Pros: Fits multiple clip types.

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

Fascinating tool

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

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

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

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

Cons: No cons

Not so useful to me

Carlos from Cumming, GA on 5/2/2016

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

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

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

Cons: Read review comments

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools Reviews

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

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

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

Pros: easy to use, durable

Cons: Shipping costs

Great removal keys for Becker stereo

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

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

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

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Dustin from Harrisburg, PA on 3/13/2016

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

Worked very well.

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Johanovich from Fraser, MI on 3/6/2016

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

Did what they were supposed to do. 5 stars.

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eh.

Brady from Ogden, UT on 2/29/2016

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

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

Pros: Very necessary

Cons: little confusing.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

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

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

Wish it was cheaper to just not order these

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

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

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

Pros: Appears to be useful for radios from multiple manufacturers

Cons: Other, manufacturer specific tools are more ergonomic

Radio Removal tools

Frank from Centennial, CO on 2/1/2016

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

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

Pros: Worked as stated

Cons: None

Radio removal tool

Bon from Arlington Heights IL on 1/28/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Works but marginal

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

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

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

Pros: Works with some very careful fidgeting.

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

They do the job

The Retired Viking from Nevada on 1/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Radio removal tool

Rick67 from California on 1/3/2016

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

Excellent product,

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None

Metra Removal Tool

Greg from Maryville, TN on 12/27/2015

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

Little too thin and flexible, could be stiffer

Pros: Unit can work on several factory radios

Cons: Metal thin, could be stiffer

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from New York on 12/7/2015

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

great

Pros: easy use

Cons: none

Works well, needs instructions

Anonymous from Georgia on 11/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works well

Cons: Requires trial and error

Works on 2007 beetle w/ monsoon

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

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

Works on 2007 beetle with monsoon

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The Right Tools

Nicolas from Maryland on 10/23/2015

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

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

Pros: Works!

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

useless

meeswee from Ohio on 10/18/2015

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

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

Pros: none

Cons: didn't work, period.

Crutchfield response on 10/19/2015 We're sorry to hear that you had difficulty with the factory radio removal. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. We also make instructions for most of our products, including these removal tools, available as a downloadable PDF in the "Details" tab on our web presentation. And of course, our Tech Support team stands by, seven days a week, to help with any installation problems.

Sharp, Not great

Anonymous from California on 10/8/2015

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

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

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

Works, but ignore the instructions

WCDennis from North Carolina on 9/27/2015

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

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

Pros: Absolutely necessary tool at a decent price.

Cons: Worthless instructions.

quick n easy

mrfizzix from western, ma on 9/26/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

quick n easy

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worked fine

juan from New Jersey on 9/17/2015

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

these radio removers worked perfect when used correct.

Pros: very easy to use-worked perfectly-

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

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Texas on 8/31/2015

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

Did not work in removing my factory original receiver.

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It's Free with your radio purchase!

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

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

Never fails

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

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Cmptpad from Delaware on 7/7/2015

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

Excellent for my 1996 MB E-320

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Works as directed

skrten30 from Massachusetts on 6/24/2015

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

Product works as directed.

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Porsche Removal Tool

Gatorman from Texas on 6/11/2015

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

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

Pros: Fits the Porsche Radio

Cons: Thin and can bend easily

Works great

TN Mnts from Tennessee on 6/1/2015

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

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

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Keys

J from Ca on 5/11/2015

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

Poped my stock deck right out would recommend to all diyers

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Works but directions are wrong

MattV from Atlanta, GA on 5/5/2015

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

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

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

Cons: Included instructions are plainly WRONG.

stereo removal tools

Dana from Olympia, washington on 4/20/2015

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

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

Pros: does what it says

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

Awesome product works great!

Christopher from Gainsville ga on 4/6/2015

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

Awesome product works perfect on an audi a4

Pros: Sturdy and fits

Cons: It worked there are no cons

REMOVAL TOOL

Anonymous from Washington on 3/26/2015

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

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

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

Cons: NONE

Very helpful

Anonymous from North Carolina on 2/24/2015

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

Works great for removal

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

Cons: none

Tool

David from Bristol Va on 2/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made for easy factory radio removal

Pros: Super easy and straight forward

Cons: none

Worked great!

Matthew from California on 2/23/2015

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

Simple to use and they work. Fantastic.

Pros: Work well.

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factory removal tool

CHalloran from Schenectady new york on 1/25/2015

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

Easy to follow directions. Good tool to keep around.

Pros: It worked

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tool

Vince from SF Bay Area on 1/19/2015

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

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

Pros: works like a charm.

Cons: none.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

t3ragtop from Ohio on 12/30/2014

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

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

Pros: Made removing the factory radio a snap!

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

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

Tool works perfect

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Functional tool

Dean from Virginia on 12/10/2014

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

Not much to say. They worked!

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Radio Removal Tool

Cary from South Carolina on 11/16/2014

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

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

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George from Highland, NY on 11/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well for removing the factory radio.

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Great tool

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

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

Works as advertised

Pros:

Cons:

2001 Beetle Radio replacement

Manny from Lubbock, Tx on 10/23/2014

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

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

Pros:

Cons: poor installation instructions.

Metra 86-9001 Radio Removal Tool

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

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

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

Pros: Works as advertized

Cons:

Radio removal tools

Tim from Brentwood, TN on 10/3/2014

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

Tools worked great to remove old radio

Pros: Easy to use and free with radio purchase.

Cons: None.

Good tool

KeithS from Westmoreland, TN on 9/20/2014

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

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

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

Cons:

Radio removal tool

JohnS from Fairfield, CT on 8/24/2014

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

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

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: sharp edges, could cut yourself

Remover tool for my Crossfire

EugeneB from Knoxville, TN on 8/22/2014

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

These tools work great, just as advertised.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

VW radio removal tool

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

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

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

Pros: Easy, works great

Cons: None

Good product

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

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

Nice, universal tool.

Pros: Does the job.

Cons: none

Worked fine

PM from Durham, NC on 8/15/2014

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Tools a must for installation of Kenwood DDX471HD

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tool was very useful in installation of Kenwood DDX471HD

Pros:

Cons:

Radio removal

Michael from Maine on 7/22/2014

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

Works perfect . . . well worth keeping

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

finalcut3 from Plainfield, IL on 7/8/2014

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

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

Pros: Works as advertised.

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

Great tools!

Joe from Minneapolis, MN on 6/26/2014

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

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

Pros: Quick and easy!

Cons: None

they work

mr.drew from LA on 6/9/2014

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

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

Pros: they work

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

Head unit removal tool

Michael from Anchorage, AK on 6/6/2014

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

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

Pros: Very easy to use and a great tool.

Cons: None

Great product

Kaspa7 from Durham, NC on 6/3/2014

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

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

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

Cons: None. Everything with the installation went perfectly.

Do the trick

MS from Bellingham WA on 5/24/2014

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

They work perfectly, old deck was out in 30 seconds

Pros: Do the job quick

Cons: none

perfect

carytown from Richmond VA on 5/8/2014

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

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

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

Cons: none

Great tool

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very useful

Pros: Works great

Cons: can't think of any

Very useful

Mus5083 from Lacey,WA on 4/7/2014

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

Very easy to use

Pros: Makes job very easy

Cons:

Perfect

Joe M from Los Angeles on 3/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Popped right out thanks to these

Pros: Super quick and easy with this tool

Cons: none

perfect fit

Stephen from Atlanta, Ga on 3/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it worked perfectly, very easy to install

Pros:

Cons:

Metra radio removal tool

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

Cons: none !!!

It was free

Jeffrey from MA on 2/28/2014

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

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

Pros: Included in the order for free.

Cons: See above.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

frank m from derry nh on 2/23/2014

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

worked okay

Pros:

Cons:

Radio removal

Anonymous from Ashburn, VA on 2/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Factory Radio was out in about 15 seconds!!!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

SteveB from Rhode Island on 2/3/2014

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

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

Pros: excellent product would never remove radio without

Cons:

Removal Tools for 2002 Jetta Factory Radio

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They did exactly what they were supposed to do

Pros: Worked fine

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

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

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

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

Pros: Effectively free with radio purchase Quality material

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

Pros: Perfect for removing Double Din units.

Cons: none.

Chrysler Crossfire

Mrmiata from Kellyville, Ok on 1/1/2014

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

A must for this "Mercedes" based car.

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Cons:

Use a tool. Don't be a tool

bserrone from Raleigh NC on 12/29/2013

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Works Fine

Anonymous from Vancouver, WA on 12/11/2013

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

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

Pros: Works

Cons: Bend easily.

free

jozaan from ny, ny on 12/9/2013

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

Worked but needed 4...only sent me 2

Pros: None

Cons: Symphony 1 and 2 radios need 4

Very tricky

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

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

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

Pros: They work when inserted properly.

Cons: Sharp edges and easy to insert too far.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Clayton, CA on 10/21/2013

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

Excellent tool for removing Mercedes factory in-dash units.

Pros:

Cons:

Works

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

Pros: Works for my receiver and others

Cons: none

Pioneer

aag007 from Tucson, AZ on 9/14/2013

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

I LIKE

Pros:

Cons:

good to have .

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

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

you should have this tools to remove your radio.

Pros:

Cons:

Slick & quick

Chachi007 from Midwest,Il on 8/25/2013

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

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

Pros: Quick

Cons: None really once you know which ends to insert

Great

Joe B from NJ on 8/20/2013

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

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

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

Cons: None at all.

Did the job

Bill from Pa on 8/20/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Charlevoix, MI on 8/20/2013

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

The right tool for the job, thanks

Pros:

Cons:

Factory radio removal tool

Alex from Bartlett il on 8/6/2013

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

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

Pros: Worked just as described

Cons: NA

Works as expected

JJ from Charlottesville, VA on 8/2/2013

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

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

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

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

Excellent tools for VW

1zapz from Pacific NW on 7/26/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Works on my equipment

Cons: None

Simple tool, did the job

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

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

Just you basic removal tool, worked fine.

Pros: Did just what it was supposed to do

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

TomW from Longwood, FL on 6/19/2013

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

Smart design. Very easy to use

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ron from Ridgeland, MS on 6/12/2013

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

Great tool, easy to use!

Pros: Ease of use!

Cons: none

This is a must have!

Mitchell9 from Evesham, NJ on 6/10/2013

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

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

Pros: Easy to use

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

worked

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

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

Ok

Pros: Fits

Cons: front plate you have to glue on

Useful

Lydia from Maryland on 5/5/2013

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

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

Pros: Great price! Came free with the radio

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

Didn't work very well.

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

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

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

Pros: Good thought, drawings

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

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Kenosha, WI on 4/27/2013

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

Very easy to use no complaints.

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Cons:

Thanks for suppling this little guy

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools

John from Vermilion Ohio on 4/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

Jetta deck removal tools

Peter T from McCloud California on 3/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Worked flawlessly

Cons: No issues.

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield First Rate

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

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

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

Pros: Easy to use

Cons:

Unlocks but could not remove

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

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

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

Pros: Unlocks the deck.

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

DIN Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Nice freebee

John_M from Austin, TX on 1/3/2013

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

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

Pros: Free

Cons: None

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked but cheaply made even for a freebie.

Pros: worked

Cons: sharp

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 10/16/2012

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

Couldn't have done the job without them!

Pros:

Cons:

you need four (2 pairs)

tony s from NY on 9/26/2012

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

need for double din vw 2003 jetta

Pros:

Cons:

Universal OEM DIN Removal Tool

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

Cons: None

Awesome, perfect.

Dave from Columbia, MO on 7/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing. Perfect.

Pros:

Cons:

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

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

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

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

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

Cons: None .

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Ben from Eugene, OR on 6/16/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

MB radio removal keys

GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

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

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

Pros: Works but may require some modification.

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

Does it's job...

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

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

Very handy tool to get your stock radio out.

Pros: Free and it gets the job done.

Cons: Be careful of the sharp edges.

perfect

JMR from Washington, DC on 6/2/2012

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

Worked well

Pros:

Cons:

Universal OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools

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

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

Didn't use as I had OEM tool.

Pros:

Cons:

Alright

David from Conway Arkansas on 5/24/2012

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Da tool

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

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

Its free. It works.

Pros: Its free and it works

Cons: none.

works great

kentw from Arkansas on 4/30/2012

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Michigan on 4/4/2012

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

Universal OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools.

Pros: Did the job

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

Perfect!

Lou from Italy on 4/2/2012

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

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

Pros: This tool is invaluable!

Cons: May have sharp edges

Essential tools

jansjetta from Grand Junction CO on 3/27/2012

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

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

Pros: Free and do the job.

Cons: Poorly made and universal.

Like a Charm

Jay from Indianapolis on 1/23/2012

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

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

Pros: Works!

Cons: edges sharp

Amazing Tool

swil from gilbert, az on 1/22/2012

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

Works exactly as designed, good instructions.

Pros: perfect

Cons: none

Worked for me

Happy Audi Driver from Oklahoma on 12/3/2011

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

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

Pros: Prompt delivery. Worked as advertised.

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

ouch!

Anonymous from Katy, Tx on 11/15/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

Radio Removal Tool

Jack from Greencastle, PA on 11/10/2011

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

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

Cons:

Thank You

Aovi from Alabama Coast on 10/6/2011

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Removal key

Glenn from Durham on 10/2/2011

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Carsten from CA on 9/5/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Cons:

Can it get any easier

Kevin P from Rancho Cucamonga on 7/26/2011

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

So easy a girl did it

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

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

they work

Alpha from Eagan,MN on 4/25/2011

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

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

Pros:

Cons:

Worst tool ever!

Anonymous from Salem, NH on 4/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Didn't need these

John98026 from Lynnwoor, WA on 4/15/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Lots Better than thin bladed screw drivers!

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Flimsy

CP from Cincinnati, OH on 3/28/2011

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from CT on 3/25/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm!

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Just what the doctor ordered

FredP from Pinckney MI on 3/7/2011

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly, made removal a piece of cake.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

dbg from Charlotte, NC on 1/31/2011

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

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

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Super Easy Radio Removal

alex from CT on 11/24/2010

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Anonymous from Kalona, IA on 10/15/2010

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

Made removal much easier.

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Works great

JeffW from Fishers, IN on 10/8/2010

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

Works great!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Bill from Florence, MS on 8/19/2010

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Worked Perfectly.

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Sweet!!!

DAVID from So Cal on 1/19/2010

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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

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

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Palmtree907 from Augusta,Ga on 3/29/2009

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

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Easy to use

Gary from Warwick, RI on 3/23/2009

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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

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OEM DIN Radio Removal Tools - 2003 Passat

Robert from Massachusetts on 3/7/2009

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

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

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Works Good

Shane from Coldwater, Mi on 2/2/2009

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

Works pretty good. the best part is that they are usually free with the order of a head unit. They can be a little flimsy, but overall work well.

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Piece of cake

John from Northeast on 2/2/2009

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

If only I had more uses for these tools! I couldn't believe how quickly my radio slid out.

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works, but cheap

Scott from Central Florida on 1/27/2009

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

Does the job. Flimsy. More importantly has some sharp edges that weren't removed after they were stamp cut. With some care you can avoid cuts

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Works

Pat from Pgh,PA on 11/9/2008

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

Worked perfectly, saved me a ton of time!!

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

cesnaz from Boston, MA on 10/25/2008

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

This product work good I saved mine after removing the stock radio from the jetta. I would recommend that to anyone.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Allen from Northern California on 9/22/2008

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

the key will do exactly what it said will do: remove factory radio. just click, and pull. I have an 03 Jetta.

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gets the job done

Tion from brooklyn ny on 8/31/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

does exactly what it's supposed to.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

mdt from Seattle, WA on 8/11/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These tools make removal of the OEM head unit quick and effortless. I used them on the dual-DIN unit in my 2003 Passat and it was out in seconds.

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Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

Joe from Illinois on 11/21/2007

It was very easy to remove the stock headunit from my 97 VW Passat with these. I was a bit concerned about the warning sticker that says they contain a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects, but I haven't noticed any problems as of yet.

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Impossible without this tool

Adam from Clemmons NC on 11/3/2005

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

This tool works PERFECT. I am not sure how you would get the radio out of the VW Beetle without this DIN Key. I slid them in, heard a little click and pulled. The radio came right out - perfect! Thanks Crutchfield!

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Product Research

Features

Compatibility: These factory head unit removal keys are designed for many VW, Audi, and Mercedes vehicles, plus a few Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Land Rover, Porsche, Smart and Volvo models. If required (some cars require two sets), they'll be added with the installation package you choose.

Note: These removal keys may be compatible with an increasing number of vehicles as newer models become available.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

It was part of the packaged items that I need to remove factory radio.[ Charles  Oct 11, 2017 ]
I accepted the recommendation of the website.[ James  Oct 09, 2017 ]
Looks like I need 4 insertion tools to remove radio, kit only showed 2 tools. I purchased an extra pack. I'll let you know if this was necessary.[ Duncan  Oct 08, 2017 ]
It came free with my purchase.[ Kevin  Oct 06, 2017 ]
to remove my factory radio head unit[ william  Oct 05, 2017 ]
required for my install[ Ben  Sep 26, 2017 ]
Chose this to make the process easier and not damage my daughters car[ Eric  Sep 24, 2017 ]
I purchased these so I could remove my factory Dodge Sprinter stereo. Worked like a charm![ Joseph  Sep 21, 2017 ]
n/a[ Daniel  Sep 21, 2017 ]
NEED IT[ MELVIN  Sep 19, 2017 ]
An essential tool for easy radio removal and I lost one Ive have for a few years.[ FRANK  Sep 18, 2017 ]
HELPS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TOOL[ Larry  Sep 15, 2017 ]
It was suggested[ Benjamin  Sep 14, 2017 ]
Because it looked good[ Carson  Sep 13, 2017 ]
Been using Crutchfield for 30 years, even for the 12 years I had a professional audio installation shop. If they say this is a good idea, go ahead and get it.[ Domingo  Sep 12, 2017 ]
I needed a spare radio removal tool for my other car at an out of state vacation home[ JOSEPH  Sep 09, 2017 ]
they were included in the removal kit, thank you ![ john  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Was recommended to install my new stereo properly[ Barbara  Sep 05, 2017 ]
included with installation kit.[ DONALD  Sep 04, 2017 ]
Need to remove old radio.[ Robert  Sep 03, 2017 ]
I read the reviews and always have had good tech help and knowledge from crutchfield[ STEVE  Aug 31, 2017 ]
The kit told me they were needed[ Mike  Aug 29, 2017 ]
I liked them....looking forward to seeing them in person...[ Brian  Aug 29, 2017 ]
It was needed to remove my Mercedes radio.[ Jose  Aug 21, 2017 ]
Knowing I'll have the right tools to do the job makes using Crutchfield the way to go.[ Thomas  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Proven source of great selections, advise, everything needed and prices.[ JESUS  Aug 18, 2017 ]
came in the kit. I fabricated my own and removed the head unit, but it was a PITA. I recommend removal tools[ Dave  Aug 17, 2017 ]
needed this tool to remove the stock radio[ CLAUDE  Aug 11, 2017 ]
I enterd my vehicles information into this beautiful website, and was given all of the neccesary components and tools i need for this install. Being that you guys are the go to for car audio, I figured i should probably listen to what you recommend.[ christopher  Aug 09, 2017 ]
Makes it easier[ Michael  Aug 05, 2017 ]
free[ Tamuka  Aug 03, 2017 ]
Help With Removal Of Factory Radio[ Christopher  Jul 31, 2017 ]
To install an OEM XM tuner[ Carl  Jul 29, 2017 ]
it is required to get the radio out of the vehicle.[ Ryan C.  Jul 28, 2017 ]
helpful[ Donald  Jul 27, 2017 ]
Gotta remove the OEM stereo...[ Justin  Jul 27, 2017 ]
Makes it really easy to get the original radio out[ Michael  Jul 25, 2017 ]
It was necessary to get the radio out of my VW Jetta. After some finagling, it worked. The reality is I needed two kits, as there were four releases at the corners of the original unit, but with deft fingers, a screwdriver to wedge, and lots of patience I was able to make it work.[ MATTHEW D  Jul 24, 2017 ]
Couldn't beat the price offered[ vincent  Jul 24, 2017 ]
YOU MUST USED THIS TO REMOVE ORIGINAL RADIO AND NOT SPEND MORE LATER[ ADAM  Jul 22, 2017 ]
Good price and value Crutchfield as reputable dealer[ Richard  Jul 21, 2017 ]
you need this tool to take the factory radio out of the vehicle with out damaging your dash or the old radio[ Ed  Jul 16, 2017 ]
Were included with install kit[ Matt  Jul 16, 2017 ]
based on the recommendation on the website[ Li  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Easier to remove the factory radio.[ YUYU  Jul 08, 2017 ]
To make the installation smooth, like jazz.[ Keith  Jul 06, 2017 ]
easy removal of radio with these.[ Jaime  Jul 05, 2017 ]
Required tool to remove the factory Mercedes radio.[ Alan  Jul 05, 2017 ]
Because it was included in the recommended installation kit.[ B  Jun 23, 2017 ]
I had no idea I needed radio removal tools until I got the instruction sheet in the email.[ Thomas  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Need it to remove my stock radio[ Bartholomew  Jun 19, 2017 ]
came with the kit.... I love Crutchfield![ GIANPAOLO  Jun 15, 2017 ]
How else would you remove a factory radio? [ Timothy  Jun 08, 2017 ]
To have the proper tools for the job.[ Chris  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield.[ Eric  Jun 06, 2017 ]
This tool came free with my purchase of the radio.[ John  Jun 05, 2017 ]
need to remove old stereo[ Richard  Jun 02, 2017 ]
they are very helpful for installation.[ Troy  May 31, 2017 ]
You suggested it.[ Laura  May 25, 2017 ]
suggestion with purchase of unit[ MARK  May 19, 2017 ]
because it removes the factory radio without tearing up the dash[ Troy  May 17, 2017 ]
Need.[ Lawrence K  May 14, 2017 ]
removing the head units is always a pain. Not having a proper tool designed for this specifically makes it extremely frustrating. I imagine this will be a useful tool for years to come.[ JOSE  May 13, 2017 ]
Good brand with great reviews.[ Carlynn  May 05, 2017 ]
It was recommended (and included at no cost) for my vehicle.[ Lary  May 03, 2017 ]
need 4 with double DIN but already have full set[ David  May 01, 2017 ]
need to remove my Porsche radio[ Scott  Apr 25, 2017 ]
Gotta have these![ Dave  Apr 19, 2017 ]
it is the tool needed to remove my factory radio[ justin  Apr 17, 2017 ]
If I'm to be honest, it's because they were offered free-of-charge with the purchase of the head unit.[ Wendell  Apr 16, 2017 ]
recommended with order[ John  Apr 14, 2017 ]
needed to remove mercedes factory radio[ Cheryl  Apr 14, 2017 ]
you chose it for me[ Kenneth  Apr 10, 2017 ]
This is the tool used to remove the factory radio.[ Ian  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Needed tools to remove factory radio[ Brian  Apr 09, 2017 ]
recommended din tool[ DONALD  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Keep in case necessary to remove[ WILLIAM  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Needed these to remove the factory radio out of a 98 Audi A4[ TUCKER  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Because it was recommended[ Ellis A.  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Needed for this particular vehicle for stereo install.[ Phil  Apr 01, 2017 ]
Good Deal![ Damion  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Needed to get the factory radio removed.[ J Bradley  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Need to remove radio[ Troy  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Good value[ Robert  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Reviews and Recommendation from YouTubers![ Philip  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Must-have for DIY[ Andrew  Mar 23, 2017 ]
To remove original head unit that came with car[ Carolyn Joann  Mar 22, 2017 ]
It fits the car and my factory CD changer isn't working. Also has USB and iPhone/Android support, etc.[ John  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Convenient and necessary[ Mario  Mar 17, 2017 ]
need 4 tool to remove[ jeremy  Mar 16, 2017 ]
This bundle told me I needed it[ Joshua  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Price[ Juan  Mar 14, 2017 ]
This tools saves your dash from being beat up with scratches and being broke[ freddie  Mar 11, 2017 ]
right tool for the job makes things go a lot easier.[ joe  Mar 10, 2017 ]
It was just what I needed.[ GASTON  Mar 09, 2017 ]
For my BW Bug[ Michael  Mar 09, 2017 ]
All the right tools and equipment will make the install a lot easier![ NORMAN  Mar 04, 2017 ]
was recommended for help removing stock radio and was included, at a discount, in a package with wiring harness and other items needed to make the radio compatible with my vehicle[ Tichar  Mar 04, 2017 ]
Watched video and looks like I need it to get the factory stereo out.[ David  Mar 01, 2017 ]
It was recommended as part of the kit for my car.[ Russell  Feb 21, 2017 ]
Came with unit[ Taso  Feb 20, 2017 ]
These make this go easy !!![ robert  Feb 18, 2017 ]
recomended[ G  Feb 15, 2017 ]
Needed a reasonably inexpensive unit with good specs. I hope it's not a lemon![ larry  Feb 11, 2017 ]
included in kit[ Bryan  Feb 05, 2017 ]
They're required.[ Lafe  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Needed these tools to remove my factory RS4 head unit to replace with a new Pioneer AVIC[ Christopher  Jan 27, 2017 ]
I thought install kit only included 2 removal tools, so I bought an extra two just to make sure I had enough. They're just a few dollars.[ Albert  Jan 24, 2017 ]
I need it to remove my VW Cabrio's Radio for replacement.[ Freddy  Jan 20, 2017 ]
in order to remove the radio[ Surelys  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Need it to remove factory Infinity Radio[ Mark  Jan 17, 2017 ]
Because paper clips are a hassle[ Michael Malachi  Jan 14, 2017 ]
Pop up screen and telephone "mirroring".[ David  Jan 13, 2017 ]
these tools are accentual in removal of stock radio without damage.[ Philip  Jan 10, 2017 ]
Recommended[ David  Jan 09, 2017 ]
I need them to correctly remove the factory radio without damaging anything[ Allen  Jan 08, 2017 ]
Crutchfield said I would need them to get the factory radio out and they haven't been wrong yet![ Brian  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Recommended[ Clarence  Jan 01, 2017 ]
Recommended[ MICHAEL  Dec 31, 2016 ]
said i needed it[ JOHN  Dec 30, 2016 ]
It was recommended[ Logan  Dec 30, 2016 ]
sony[ Leslie  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Need it incase I do any euro car installs[ michael  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Best tool to use to remove factory VW stereos.[ AARON D  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Item has all the features I was looking for in one unit.[ STEVE  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Because my husband needed it to be safety in his car.[ Camille  Dec 16, 2016 ]
It was suggested in the purchase so I thought I should get it so I don't have any problems taking the old radio out.[ Teddy  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Required for radio removal[ Michael  Dec 12, 2016 ]
used them before , they work great[ Scott  Dec 10, 2016 ]
recommended[ FREDERICK D  Dec 09, 2016 ]
came with kit[ David C.  Dec 07, 2016 ]
i needed to remove the radio from a mercedes to change the lights. worked great.[ John  Dec 02, 2016 ]
So I can remove the radio[ Thomas  Nov 30, 2016 ]
recommended for radio removal[ Eugene  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Very helpful in removing any radio for replacement/repair[ Thomas  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Help radio removal go smoother and faster.[ Jose  Nov 27, 2016 ]
You can't get the factory radio out without this tool. The box stores never told me that. Like the opinions at Crutchfield.[ Wayne  Nov 25, 2016 ]
They were free[ Josh  Nov 25, 2016 ]
convenience/package deal[ edmund  Nov 25, 2016 ]
needed[ Chrisyln M.  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Because it is required.[ David  Nov 22, 2016 ]
A must for removing the factory 2004 VW Beetle stereo.[ Matthew  Nov 21, 2016 ]
need to remove old stereo. Pioneer Premier, old one[ Lance  Nov 19, 2016 ]
Remove radio[ Michael  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Recommended by site, and personal knowledge that such tools are required to remove the radio on the vehicle I am installing the radio in.[ Eric  Nov 17, 2016 ]
have them[ john  Nov 13, 2016 ]
absolute necessity[ David  Nov 12, 2016 ]
I like the products fits mine need[ Kenneth  Nov 04, 2016 ]
Right tool for the job[ Alfred  Nov 01, 2016 ]
to remove old vw radio[ Monte  Oct 24, 2016 ]
It's recommended[ Jordan  Oct 22, 2016 ]
Needed in order to remove the factory radio.[ Cristina C.  Oct 22, 2016 ]
Recommended for easy installation[ Zona  Oct 20, 2016 ]
I could have used old credit card stock but why not own a fancy artifact from the movie Krull![ DAVID  Oct 18, 2016 ]
To help me get the stock radio out with ease.[ david  Oct 15, 2016 ]
I chose this because spending the money for these tools is much better then spending the time to rig up your own.[ Marshall  Oct 13, 2016 ]
As not to damage the factory radio.[ Taylor  Oct 10, 2016 ]
I have always had good experiences with Metra products. Their fit and finish is OEM and the quality is consistent[ Ethan  Oct 06, 2016 ]
Necessary to radio removal[ Marc  Oct 05, 2016 ]
Suggested to remove my factory radio[ Tony  Oct 05, 2016 ]
IT WAS OFFERED IN THE KIT WITH THE HEAD UNIT[ Francis  Oct 04, 2016 ]
Came with the installation kit[ Carl  Sep 29, 2016 ]
It is not a good idea to make your own and risk damage to deck or dash.[ Andrew  Sep 25, 2016 ]
Needed replacement removal tools for my radio. Was recommended by Tyler.[ Jeffrey Jay  Sep 17, 2016 ]
It was included with purchase and I have a W210 Mercedes that needs this to remove the radio and climate control.[ Pakorn  Sep 09, 2016 ]
Required to remove stock VW radio[ Bryan  Sep 06, 2016 ]
its the only one that fits my 2002 vw cabrio[ Logan  Sep 06, 2016 ]
NEED IT FOR MY CAR RADIO[ DARION M  Sep 06, 2016 ]
necessary for installation of new head unit [ Patrick  Aug 29, 2016 ]
It was included w/ the stereo[ B  Aug 25, 2016 ]
This tool, according to the website, is the correct tool to remove the radio in my 2006 Chrysler Crossfire Roaster.[ LEE  Aug 17, 2016 ]
Very reliable equipment[ GEORGE  Aug 16, 2016 ]
I didn't chose this, it was recommended for radio remover for my car[ Kathryn  Aug 16, 2016 ]
might be needed[ Robert  Aug 14, 2016 ]
To make it easy to remove factory radio[ Ric  Aug 13, 2016 ]
it makes the installation easier[ J  Aug 13, 2016 ]
only option[ javier  Aug 12, 2016 ]
They were recommended as part of the specific install package for my car[ Jeffrey  Aug 09, 2016 ]
Came free[ Keith  Aug 09, 2016 ]
Didn't have any, so bought them for ease of installation.[ CHRISTOPHER  Aug 08, 2016 ]
To remove old stereo[ andy  Aug 07, 2016 ]
Working on my console. No local store has this tool.[ Michael  Aug 05, 2016 ]
Needed tool to complete the job[ Richard  Aug 02, 2016 ]
to remove the OEM head unit[ Hooman  Jul 30, 2016 ]
Fits my factory Mercedes radio and the new pioneer radio.[ Isaac  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Need them[ Keaton  Jul 27, 2016 ]
Install new radio[ John  Jul 26, 2016 ]
Perfect easy to use instructions for a do it your selfer...[ Boyd  Jul 24, 2016 ]
to remove stock stereo[ DAN  Jul 23, 2016 ]
Trying to upgrade my Boxster radio, Crutchfield made it easy, by researching and letting me know the addition items I would need to make this a DIY project.[ Milan  Jul 21, 2016 ]
These tools make the removal of the factory radio easy and worry free. I've tried getting around them before, and ended up damaging the factory components.[ Joseph  Jul 20, 2016 ]
Need it to remove OE Becker radio. Hope it works since Porsche isn't specified for this tool.[ Gary  Jul 20, 2016 ]
Comes with wire harness, don't realy need these factory radio removal tools since I replace the factory radio with a Pioneer DEH-11E.[ KENNETH L  Jul 19, 2016 ]
Required to easily remove radio from 1995 S Class Mercedes[ Roderick  Jul 17, 2016 ]
price[ ralph  Jul 14, 2016 ]
Easier installation[ Ruben  Jul 13, 2016 ]
Came with the unit.[ Stephen  Jul 10, 2016 ]
To remove Volkswagen factory radio.[ Michael  Jul 07, 2016 ]
Recommended by CrystalCrystal's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=161 [ Robert  Jul 06, 2016 ]
Best/only tools to remove an audi symphony radio[ Mikenley Curran  Jul 06, 2016 ]
I need it to be able to install my new radio.[ Caleb A.  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Needed for installation[ Raul  Jun 27, 2016 ]
my home made tools did not work[ James  Jun 25, 2016 ]
removal of discovery 2 radio[ Chase Alexander  Jun 14, 2016 ]
Must have to pull old unit out.[ Itay  Jun 02, 2016 ]
Needed for installation.[ Tristan  Jun 01, 2016 ]
It was offered with the purchase. My guess is that it will be quite useful for removal of the old radio.[ Shane  May 30, 2016 ]
Currently do not have removal tool for stock deck[ Joseph  May 27, 2016 ]
The right tools to make removal as easy as possible and a good price when bought with a new radio.[ THOMAS  May 22, 2016 ]
free[ falcon  May 20, 2016 ]
Bought it because wanted to be sure critical pieces to complete the job were at hand[ JOHN A  May 18, 2016 ]
Part of the installation kit, required to remove factory radio.[ Michael  May 17, 2016 ]
very good product[ Larry  May 16, 2016 ]
NEED IT FOR INSTALL[ William  May 13, 2016 ]
Needed to get the VW factory radio out easily. Part of the kit Crutchfield provides.[ Michael  May 13, 2016 ]
Needed to remove factory stereo[ Genevra  May 12, 2016 ]
Because crutchfield said so[ Greg  May 10, 2016 ]
Can't get the factory radio out without them.[ Brian  May 10, 2016 ]
It was included. Hopefully it will help make install much quicker.[ Adam  May 08, 2016 ]
easy removal[ Rafael  May 05, 2016 ]
Needed to remove vehicle radio[ Eric E.  May 04, 2016 ]
Needed. Glad it was offered without my asking about it.[ Richard  May 03, 2016 ]
shall try to remove and install the radio at home[ james  May 03, 2016 ]
Need them to remove factory radio[ Ian  May 02, 2016 ]
Part of the installation package that I chose.[ William  Apr 24, 2016 ]
It was included in the free installation kit and I'll probably need it to remove the factory stereo.[ Ronald  Apr 24, 2016 ]
to make is easy to remove the old radio[ HERIBERTO  Apr 21, 2016 ]
Tools for installation included.[ Richard  Apr 20, 2016 ]
Don't have the right tools to remove radio. May come useful in the future.[ Abbacoa  Apr 19, 2016 ]
part of the accessories kit[ Mark  Apr 17, 2016 ]
To remove deck[ John  Apr 14, 2016 ]
Needed to remove factory receiver.[ Chad  Apr 12, 2016 ]
Need to remove Factory radio[ Michael  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Price and I trust Crutchfield to help me install it.[ Nancy  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Cause it was recommended[ R  Apr 06, 2016 ]
The tools are a must for removing the radio or climate control units from a 1997 Mercedes s320.[ Kellin  Apr 03, 2016 ]
fit in my car[ victor  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Was part of the install package[ Guest  Apr 02, 2016 ]
only place i could find it[ ROBERT A  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Internet search[ David  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Came with the accessory kit.[ Jenny  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Suggested by crutchfield[ DARRELL  Apr 01, 2016 ]
It is the easiest way to remove the factory radio without breaking something[ Thomas  Mar 30, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield but also part of a YouTube video on how to remove a radio from an Audi[ Steve  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Needed help with parts[ Tiffany  Mar 20, 2016 ]
There is a perfect tool for every job, and this is the only option to properly remove a factory radio from a 99-05 vw[ B  Mar 20, 2016 ]
pull out radio[ Graham F.  Mar 13, 2016 ]
New radiosfor my car[ jonathan  Mar 13, 2016 ]
Recommended for removal and installation of radio by Crutchfield[ Harry  Mar 13, 2016 ]
Make things easier[ Broderick  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Need it[ Vazquez  Mar 09, 2016 ]
needed to upgrade factory radio in daughters car to something that supports hands free, installation kit came with radio[ John  Mar 07, 2016 ]
needed to remove the factory radio[ SHELLEY  Mar 04, 2016 ]
To remove the factory stereo[ D  Mar 02, 2016 ]
I ordered the advanced radio installation kit for my audi and I was only sent one set of these tools and I needed 2 sets.[ DUSTIN A  Feb 28, 2016 ]
it a good tools[ Martin  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Came as part of the package install kit.[ KEVIN  Feb 26, 2016 ]
They are necessary for the removal of the factory radio. Reasonable price, although for something this small, I don't think that shipping costs should be more than the product costs.[ James  Feb 26, 2016 ]
to remove the factory stereo[ Brian  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Make it easier to get out old radio[ Amy  Feb 23, 2016 ]
To remove the old radieo[ Randall  Feb 21, 2016 ]
made for my vehicle[ jorge  Feb 20, 2016 ]
I thought it was a throwing star!? dang it! well atleast I can get my old stereo out :) [ CHARLES  Feb 15, 2016 ]
to make the installation of my radio easier[ Anthony Jr  Feb 13, 2016 ]
Free and didn't remember where I put the keys I already have.[ Chris  Feb 12, 2016 ]
Helpful customer service[ Larry  Feb 10, 2016 ]
needed to remove factory head unit[ Stephen  Feb 01, 2016 ]
I appreciated the guidance towards products that meet the specific requirements of my car. Thank you![ DONALD  Jan 26, 2016 ]
help to remove factory system[ JESSE  Jan 21, 2016 ]
I watched a you tube video on removal of the stock stereo where the maker fabricated the tools. When I selected my vehicle for fitment the Crutchfield web page recommended them. These tools are made to remove the stereo saving time to make tools that may not be effective. Thanks to Brandy for help in product recommendations!Brandy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=2 [ F  Jan 18, 2016 ]
Had Clarion brand unit in my other vehicle and was very satisfied.[ ERNEST  Jan 18, 2016 ]
beautiful tool for remove original radio[ ABEL  Jan 14, 2016 ]
I needed another pair for the double DIN install I am doing.[ Michael  Jan 10, 2016 ]
Makes it easier to remove the OEM radio. And it's free, too![ norman  Jan 08, 2016 ]
These are necessary to remove the factory stereo in a 2008 Audi A4.[ Richard  Jan 07, 2016 ]
Trusted advisor[ Michael  Jan 06, 2016 ]
Required to remove old stereo from car.[ John  Dec 30, 2015 ]
they are need to take a german car radio out.[ Mark  Dec 25, 2015 ]
Just right[ Soren  Dec 24, 2015 ]
The proper tool for radio removal takes the guess work and possible damage to the facia out of the experience.[ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Nothing beats having the right tool...[ John  Dec 22, 2015 ]
To make removal of factory unit w/o damage easier[ Michael  Dec 19, 2015 ]
If removing radio from a 2004 VW passat you need 2 sets of keys. The radio needs the keys positioned in both top and both bottom releases at the same time in order to remove the radio. Have ordered a second set then will attempt removal again.[ Roger  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Reputation[ Robert  Dec 19, 2015 ]
To remove old radio[ G  Dec 15, 2015 ]
This model was recommended to me by my German Auto Mechanic. I liked the idea of having one place (Crutchfield) that I could put in a car, model, and year and then was able to see what would fit and pricing comparisons. It was easy to navigate through this sale. Thank you.[ Margaret  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Required tools to remove factory radio from 2002 LR Discovery II.[ Greg  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Previous experience with the company and recommended by Technician[ Curtis Keith  Dec 14, 2015 ]
it was recommended because it's a VW radio that needs removal[ DESIREE  Dec 13, 2015 ]
In order to get the factory radio out of your VW Bug you must have the din tool. It can be done without it but it takes slight of hand with a thin rigid material similar to the din.[ Sarah  Dec 09, 2015 ]
allway like that make of radio and it nice to get hardware to put it right in and the tool to take out the old radio that in it self is a big help.[ william h.  Dec 07, 2015 ]
This is my second purchase, changed the radio in my BMW Z3 with some phone support and it worked out well. Hoping this will also go well.[ D  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Needed for Audi radio removal[ Robert  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Needed for quick removal of older single din radio[ Andrew  Dec 05, 2015 ]
To get the OEM radio out of the car you need the Metra tool. So this was a nice addition to the package.[ Dennis  Dec 04, 2015 ]

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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jul 12, 2015 ]  Staff
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