CrossfireForum.org
Loading
 
Register Photos FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read vBLiveVendor Directory
- CLICK HERE TO GET RID OF THESE ADS -
Go Back   CrossfireForum.org > Technical > Audio, Video and Electronics

Welcome to Crossfire Forum!
Welcome to Crossfire Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please
join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 12:48 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Age: 28
Posts: 1
Default how do i remove stock stereo?


has anyone replaced their stock stereo on there own? i cant seem to figure out how to get it out. i tried sliding stereo keys in the slots at the bottom corners but it didn't budge.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 08:18 AM
aschrager's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Villages, Florida
Age: 70
Posts: 858
Send a message via MSN to aschrager
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


You can go to www.beckerautosound.com and buy the correct MB removal tools. Becker is the company that makes the stock radio.


2004 Black Crossfire Auto-Stick # 11656
Eurocharged ECU Tune
Rotex Gold Brake Pads
Cargo Cover

Chrysler Front Cover
HID 4800K
Ocean City MD Cross Up. 4/30/05
100 Mile Hudson River Run. May 15, 2005 & Aug 25, 2005
Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals July, 05,06, 07,09,10,11 and 12
Fall Foliage Tour of Ma. 10/9/05
Memorial Day Run Cape Cod, Ma. May 28, 2006
New Smyrna Speedway GTG 3/15/08
[color=red][i]Woodward Dream Cruise 9/12
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 08:49 AM
CyberGreg's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Marcos, CA
Age: 54
Posts: 257
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Quote:
Originally Posted by fastdb
has anyone replaced their stock stereo on there own? i cant seem to figure out how to get it out. i tried sliding stereo keys in the slots at the bottom corners but it didn't budge.
Check out Crutchfield.com (click here) for their OEM DIN removal tools.

You'll need a wiring harness and an antenna adapter.
From my Crutchfield order:
P/N 120869001 Universal OEM DIN Tool Pair
P/N 12040EU10 Euro antenna adapter
P/N 120701784 VW Wire harness (switch the red and yellow wires when connecting the VW harness to the new head unit harness)

Once you slide the tool in the right way, you'll hear the locking tabs release and the radio will slide out (with some help).


2004 Alabaster w/Autostick | #24745 | Custom iPod install & Becker MP3 head unit

Last edited by CyberGreg; 12-22-2004 at 09:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 02:15 PM
NJspeed69's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey and New York
Posts: 458
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


I haven't removed the Crossfires, but I've gotten numerous radios out of other cars without having the keys. I usually just unscrew the entire bracket thats holding in the stereo, sometimes you need to take apart a little more of the dash than you expected in order to get at all the screws.. Then slide that entire bracket out (its probably also holding the heat/AC controls and the buttons below the stereo) and its easier to get the radio out. Once you get the entire bracket out, you can see the tab to push with a screwdriver (exactly what the key does) to release the stereo, or you can get at a screw that will release it, etc etc. Each car is different but try and get the whole bracket peice out. Like I said, I don't know if this works on the Crossfire, but I've done a ton of installs and rarely have had the correct key.

Last edited by NJspeed69; 12-22-2004 at 02:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 07:02 PM
CyberGreg's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Marcos, CA
Age: 54
Posts: 257
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Quote:
Originally Posted by NJspeed69
I haven't removed the Crossfires, but...
I have...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJspeed69
... I usually just unscrew the entire bracket thats holding in the stereo, ...
The entire dash holds the radio, there is no bracket to unscrew.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJspeed69
Like I said, I don't know if this works on the Crossfire, ...
Other people have removed the head unit using tools other than the DIN removal tools. Still some others just drove down to their local Chrysler dealer and had a tech pop it out far enough to be removed.

Good luck, with the right tools no job is too hard.


2004 Alabaster w/Autostick | #24745 | Custom iPod install & Becker MP3 head unit
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2004, 09:31 PM
aschrager's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Villages, Florida
Age: 70
Posts: 858
Send a message via MSN to aschrager
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


you can order the tool from becker for about $5.00


2004 Black Crossfire Auto-Stick # 11656
Eurocharged ECU Tune
Rotex Gold Brake Pads
Cargo Cover

Chrysler Front Cover
HID 4800K
Ocean City MD Cross Up. 4/30/05
100 Mile Hudson River Run. May 15, 2005 & Aug 25, 2005
Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals July, 05,06, 07,09,10,11 and 12
Fall Foliage Tour of Ma. 10/9/05
Memorial Day Run Cape Cod, Ma. May 28, 2006
New Smyrna Speedway GTG 3/15/08
[color=red][i]Woodward Dream Cruise 9/12
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2005, 01:35 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Age: 36
Posts: 4
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Just use a screwdriver
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2009, 09:31 AM
BoilerUpXFire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Carmel, In.
Posts: 6,155
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


I simply went to Becker's website and sent them an email asking to buy a pair of the OEM removal tools, they sent them to me for free :-)


What mods?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2009, 09:42 AM
spotsbimmer's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 447
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Or if you don't want to wait, you can make your own with a pair of scissors and an old credit card, that's what I did. Just google the removal tool, you'll get the idea!


Spotsbimmer

08 Coupe
Bright Silver Metallic
Cedar interior
Retractable cargo cover
Momo Shifter
Andrew's badges

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 197
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


So this Infinity is a Becker radio? Interesting.


2005 SRT6, 32,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2009, 01:57 AM
cudooza's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 105
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Yes, and the Chrysler Crossfire is made by Mercedes, nothing is what is says it is. hmmm


-----------------------------
2004 Crossfire Limited #20044
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2009, 03:11 AM
ppro's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 963
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


I'm partial to a 7lb maul and a crow-bar myself... NOT!

Most Wal*Marts have the tool for about $4. Instant Gratification. Note the designation of orientation for insertion into the unit. These also double as great Ninja finger swords.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2009, 03:13 AM
ppro's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 963
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Quote:
Originally Posted by NJspeed69
I haven't removed the Crossfires, but I've gotten numerous radios out of other cars without having the keys.
Does the car alarm go off? Hard to see in the dark?
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 197
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


Quote:
Originally Posted by cudooza
Yes, and the Chrysler Crossfire is made by Mercedes, nothing is what is says it is. hmmm
That's insane. Next you're going to tell me Mountain Dew is made by Pepsi. *head explodes*


2005 SRT6, 32,000 miles
Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Advertisement
Default Re: how do i remove stock stereo?


 
 
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2