On Thu, 29 Feb 1996 dieckeaw@PLU.edu wrote:
> Whichever of the methods works for you, once you have the radio out,
> there should be a metal sleve left behind. I've never pulled a stock
> radio from a VW/Audi, so i'm not sure about this, but it should be a simple
> act of bending back some tabs and undoing a screw at the back of the sleve,
> then it should slide right out.
Though my radio is of the 4-small holes variety, making the
coathanger-remover devices didn't work for me when I tried it tonight.
They slid in and it sort of felt/looked like the radio was releasing a
bit, but it just WOULDN'T pop out. I undid the face of the HVAC unit
above it and unscrewed it so I could see the top of the radio better
(and a bit of the sides, it's a narrow gap!). The metal coathanger
thingie was definitely pushing in the side-piece and doing it's job.
However, something else is holding it in -- either the things on the
sides are not going in "far" enough, or the bozo who owned the car
before has had some sort of security device installed. I can't seem to
see one, but that's possible. Would anyone know where that would be
attached to hold the radio in so firmly? (I tried pulling pretty
hard...) If I have to, what is the best way to get off the
plasti-leather side panels to access the side of the equipment bay?