HOW TO REMOVE A CONCERT WITHOUT KEYS!
Jun 03, · So you want to make your own radio removal tool? 1. Print out the image I give you here. It's scale at 72 dpi, so you have to print at 72 dpi, which will be good 2. Cut the shape of the tool out. 3. Trace the template on a piece of 1/32" thick brass (from a . Several of the removal tools can be made using a wire coat hanger. First cut the bottom portion of the hanger into two separate pieces about /2 or 6 inches long using a pair of steel cutters. Cutting the rod. Be sure to use steel cutters as the gauge or thickness of .
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I have seen numerous posts in the past asking how to get hold of the keys needed to remove a Concert Radio. I nearly brought them myself, untill I found maek following on Audi-World and gave it a try.
It works, and took me about 10secs to get it out. I very nearly paid a local car hifi shop a fiver to take it out for me, glad I didn't! The radio is held in place by a spring clip at the bottom of each side.
To free a clip, stick something flat like a nail file into one of the slots at the bottom of the radio. Angle the tool so that as you insert it, it travels outward. Once it is in about an inch or two, straighten the tool The radio will slide forward when both clips are held inward.
RichA3Turbo Moderator Moderator. Good old nail file method. WOrks radioo treat! Keys are around a tenner if you can find someone selling them. Even Bristol Audi couldn't supply them to me. Local Halfords were useless. I ordered mine on at on a friday morning Gool, so was hoping it would be delivered on the Monday. Unfortunately it didn't arrive untill wednesday, but I think this was because the lead how to build a community poster on the Brodit mounting was a bit longer.
Nail file method works a like a dream Just be very gentile. Put files in the slots angling from the center of the unit to the outside of the unit once inserted then reverse. Carlisle v6 tdi Registered User.
I used my kenwood supplied ones twice today and they worked a charm, although concert unit is back in as getting a pop through the sub on every track change. You must log in or register to reply here.
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Sep 15, · To make your own removal tools youll need: Angle Grinder + eye protection hacksaw blade File (optional) Even though the Concert radio needs two tools you can get away with just 1. Just do each side seperately. Chances are that the blade will be too thick so you should work on that first. Etch some sort of guide and make it slightly under 1cm in. Sep 04, · Insert the two blades with the curved sides facing inward to the factory stereo removal slots on the lower left and right hand corners of the stereo face. Push them in until you hear an audible click from each one. Then push the cassette door in with your fingers to grab the face of the stereo to carefully pull/slide it out. Metra Electronics VW, Audi, and Benz Radio Removal Tool. Metra Electronics VW, Audi, and Benz Radio Removal Tool $ Part # SKU # $ Free In-Store or Curbside Pick Up. SELECT STORE. Home Delivery. Standard Delivery. Est. Delivery: Apr ADD TO CART. Metra Stereo Removal Tool FRRT.
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They worked fine and I got the stereo out, now the pullers are jammed in the dash and I can't get them out.. I know that pushing the metal tab plate behind the fascia on the radio should release them, but no luck. I'm driving about at the minute with the pullers hanging out of the dash. Anyone any ideas? AndyMac Active Member. Annoyingly stupid question but why on earth did you put the radio back with them still engaged?
Can you not remove the radio again and release them manually? Failing that push the HU out from behind by removing the glovebox, which is what you're supposed to do in the first place. I'm guessing you used the keys to pull the unit out, which is why they are now jammed. I will disconnect it and take it into the house for a good butchering.. So I'm not meant to pull the stereo out with the pullers then?
Gold Supporter. AndyMac said:. Yes very helpful, if you bothered to read my post, I'm not suggesting not using the keys, just not pulling on them to pull the HU out. That's how you end up with the unit jammed in the dash. Removing the glovebox is a huge process comprising of about 5 minutes work.
And FYI you can't remove the HU without the keys, so I am fully aware what the slots are for, but thanks for pointing out the bleedin' obvious. But getting back to the problem, you'll have no bother releasing the keys with the HU out, so that's pretty lucky, a lot of people get them jammed in there and the HU won't budge, which is not so good. The Technician had to remove both my Symphony radio unit and the glovebox to fit the interface and I asked him how he took the radio out. With the radio keys was his answer, before I took of the glovebox.
I explained to him why I had asked as I told him. He laughed! He did say that it is very easy to remove the radio with the keys if the are the genuine Audi keys but they have had to help out some people who have bought a 'cheap' set of keys from Halfords and have got the stuck or bent in the process.
Audi mechanics are the best people for advice on anything car audio related! I wouldn't trust them to change a CD So this is helping technics how exactly? Your advice is to take it to a stealer? The guys keys are stuck, I've told him how to remove them, no fleecing from a dealer required. Disconnecting the battery when removing the steering wheel is also unnecessary, but it's also what I'd recommend and is good practice.
Yes if you have an unmolested head unit and the correct keys, you can get it out without doing so, but so many people on here have found themselves with jammed keys because they've inserted them the wrong way or have pulled hard on them without them being properly engaged, that I would always recommend pushing from behind rather than pulling on the keys. For the sake of 5 minutes work it almost guarantees you won't end up with the HU jammed in the dash. Is that not worth the enormous hassle of removing 5 screws?
Audi techs remove HU's all the time so they are less likely to make a mistake, but obviously it's not in their interest to tell you how to do things yourself.
They must just rub their hands together when they see you pull up! No comments on anything else then? OK ladies, back to topic. I took the radio out and got the keys removed. Since then I have removed the glovebox and installed a Nokia CK-7W car kit which is working fine through my stereo..
Glad to hear you got it all sorted in the end. Attention to detail is one thing, obsession is quite another. No, attention to detail is checking every little thing that effects an outcome, obsession is purely "pedantic wanking" where you're checking detail purely for the sake of it, making corrections that have absolutely no effect on anything other than in the persons own distorted mind.
Are you two in a sponsored arguing marathon or something? How can you beg to differ not only on the meaning of the English language but also on how I chose to use it? I'd suggest you write a strong letter to the OED and tell them why in your opinion "obsessive" is a positive thing. I don't disagree with the meaning of obsessive or your use of it, but I don't think my level of attention to detail is obsessive whereas you obviously do.
That is your opinion and your perfectly entitled to it. The is where I beg to differ with you. Shall we just leave it there. Initially some interesting items were being 'discussed' but now it's just getting silly.
I have the same problem. Four red ring pulls sticking out of my Symphony III radio. In all that went before, no-one answered the question. What is the technique for removing the pullers from the radio once it is out of the car????
That's probably because most people get them stuck with the HU still in the car and can't get the HU or the keys out. With the HU removed, it's fairly obvious how to get the keys out as you can see what on earth is going on. For each key, there's a corresponding spring catch on the HU. Just push the catch further into the HU and voila the key will be released. Yes, sorry I think it was the line "now the pullers are jammed in the dash and I can't get them out" which was a bit misleading.
I don't know if you are using the 'cheaper' keys similar to mine, which I bought in Halfords but I've had similar problems in the past. The last time I needed to take the Symphony unit out of my A3 the keys just kept pulling out without the radio moving. In the end I spoke to the Service Manager at my dealers and he said "Pop up and we'll take it out for you - no charge of course" The technician used 'genuine' Audi keys which are much shorter and looked a lot stronger and it can out straight away with not problem at all.
I think the Audi keys are quite a bit more expensive but do seem much better. Deja vu. Ok I finally sorted it. I wanted to take the HU out completely so that I could work on it on a table but the passenger airbag warning light wouldn't come out!
Anyway, I could see that all four springs were catching against the bottom of the rectangular aperture in the sides of the HU. This was preventing them from being pushed back enough to release the keys. The trick was to give each spring a bit of a twist with a screwdriver to push it away from the aperture at the same time as pressing it in with my thumb from above.
The pullers then slipped out easily. The head unit then clicked back into the fascia. I was beginning to think that the four red ring pulls sticking out of the HU looked kinda stylist.
Glad to hear you finally got it sorted. Kevin A3 Quattro A3 3. Hey guys so I'm in the unfortunate situation of having the radio removal pulls stuck. Only half the radio moves Any suggestions or if I go through the glovebox will I be able to get the head unit out???
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