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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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Our take on the Metra 86-9001 Factory Radio Removal Tools

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

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What's in the Box:

  • 2 Head unit removal keys
  • Installation Instructions
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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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Why did you buy this?

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 Crystal Crystal'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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