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    Removing a VDO CD 441 XED

    How do I remove a VDO CD 441 XED?

    I have tried my normal Vauxhall release keys for normal radios but it wont budge.

    This is the headunit:


    And these are the 'Keys' I tried to use:
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    I presume you've tried getting it out from behind ...

    I cant see these being a different fit to normal...maybe just a little tight.

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    How do you mean from behind?

    Take the glovebox out and push it out with the keys in place?

    It 'wiggles' about but wont slide out of the cage. All I want to do is change the odometer bulb lol
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    Take the face off that and then you may be able to remove the surround which could expose a slot on either side that you can release with kenwood type keys

    That seems to be a regular way for headunits to be locked in place these days
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    There are 4 holes like he normal headunits (Behind the trim) which is why I used the normal removable keys
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    Did those keys fit in alright or do you think maybe some flat keys would have been better?

    There is another style of key like the one you showed that has about the last 2cm of the key bent inwards slightly. These are used on blaupunkt headunits sometimes
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    The keys I used didnt seem to 'go in' very far
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    Hi i am new here and this is the first question i might be able to help with.
    i had the same problem with this unit. i had to cut two coat hangers place my foot on the dash and pull like f**k. the unit came out but i did smack myself in the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    The keys I used didnt seem to 'go in' very far
    Its because there are small screws in there which will need removing first. Use a small allen key for them.

    I have a brand new VDO 4 disc CD changer for sale if you want it. It can be mounted in the second DIN slot under the heater vents or in the glove box. It's brand new, I've never used it, I bought it for my CDR500 but it's not changer compatible. I was trying to get hold of the VDO 441XED unit for ages but got an Alpine in teh end. PM me if your interested mate. It's just sitting here doing nothing, so it makes sence to get rid of it.

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    I coulndt see any alen screws in the holes? Are they quite deep down the holes?
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