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    Unable to remove standard head unit

    I have a astra G 2001, now I have tried using a old coat hanger to release the clips which lock it into place but I am having no luck with that

    It feels like they have pushed the clips out the way etc but then its still impossible to push the unit out (I have removed the glove box)

    I have been trying to the last 45 mins and well im stuck havent got a clue now, its like there is a screw(s) holding it in place

    I dont have any money for proper removal pins so this will have to do, im dont have a penny to my name at the moment

    Any ideas anyone?

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    Lol theyre a bugger to remove sometimes, really tight. I found using a blunt knife (covered with something soft so as not to damage console or stereo) to prise it out worked for me Lots of wiggling back and fore
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    remember the stereo will be in a cage....if you're pushing the cage from behind the glovebox - that ain't gonna come out.

    There are holes in the rear of the cage - try and push stereo from those...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    remember the stereo will be in a cage....if you're pushing the cage from behind the glovebox - that ain't gonna come out.

    There are holes in the rear of the cage - try and push stereo from those...
    Lol good point, i did try pushing at diffrent points at the back but knowing me I was pushing the cage still

    Will go back and try again

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    Took a trip to halfords and got some removal pins for stupid money (thanks to my bro ) and still no joy

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    I had the same problem. Basically when fitting the HU in they'd bent the metal inwards so when you insert the tools to remove the Hu it was actually locking it further not taking the lock off.

    My solution was to use a claw hammer. However in your case I'd remove the glove box and try and remove the cage by hand as its only soft metal. As soon as you can free one side the other should come out with a bit of pursuasion.
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    just done this my self you need to rearly push the remove pins in hard then pull on them just keep at it and it comes out eventually or take it to vaux and they will take it out for free

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    Remember to pull the pins outwards slightly when you pull on them. Wiggling side to side as you go Plus IIRC the cage has a screw in the back, securing it to the dash so itll prove fruitless to try and get puppy out Honestly mate, try prising it out with something blunt with the pins in. Itll come its just a tight git
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    After throwing a tantrum and shaking the pins around it just poped out

    Took the cage out and fitted my nice apline headunit (even if it is a low end model)

    Dont really want to start a new thread, but can anyone point me in the direction or just a model number of the part needed for the steering wheel controls adapter

    My headunit is a Apline CDM-9825RB

    Belive it uses the 3.5jack style connector on the back?

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    Pop down to yer local halfarts £5 later you'll feel much better.
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