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Old 04-12-2011, 01:15 PM
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Radio removal on my 2003 truck

Need help to remove old radio. What do I need and where can I get insructions?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:13 PM
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This is the tool it take to release the clips that hold it in.
You can make your own out of a coat-hanger.

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:16 PM
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I recommend the $2 tool(s), they are spring steel with ends that snap in place to the correct depth, with a coat hanger you'll be fishing around...but yeah it'll work if you have an idea how the clips are situated.
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I recommend the $2 tool(s), they are spring steel with ends that snap in place to the correct depth, with a coat hanger you'll be fishing around...but yeah it'll work if you have an idea how the clips are situated.
On the other hand, if you don't know how the clips are situated, you may not get them to work properly. I found it easier to disassemble my dashboard, and I needed to do some other things behind it anyway. Once I had the dashboard apart, it was easy to see how the clips were supposed to work. If you have never seen them before, never worked the tool, it may not work for you. Good luck.
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Thanks I was able to get a tool from e-bay, and I also watched the vedio to see how it is done thanks to everyone who helped.
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Thanks for your help I am able to switch out my radio.
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Good job.

I need to get one myself.
I about broke something the last time changing my radio without it.
I'll never do that again,,soooo much easier with the tool!
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What is a (DIN)

I have read where people talk about a DIN or double DIN and I ask myself, what the heck are they taking about? I have an idea it has to do with radio equipment, but don't have an idea.
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Oside boy DIN is the normal size of a radio
DOUBLE DIN is the thickness of 2 radios
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id suggest you pull ur radio out and if the back comes out a little bit then dips down then you will know you have a din and a half let me know if you have anymore questions and i can see some pics

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