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    Headunit stuck in

    having problems removing my old ccr600 headunit

    Grub screws werent in it when I got it, so straight in with removal keys, but nowt, it seems to click in ok - but the unit just wont pull out at all. Ive tried the pushing the removal keys to the outside of hu to release the catches but dosent seem to be working?

    Any suggestions?
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    Hope your can get it out mate! As I no you spent ages sorting out your mp3 collection for your new headunit!
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    indeed

    Tis doing my head in now, tried everything ive read, push the keys in, push them outwards etc, just not budging one bit
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    Hmmm my keys dont seem to click in properly - But are hard to pull out (if that makes any sense) I think the stereo has been forced too far back when fitted thus making it a nightmare
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    Pull out the pocket filler (pocket or cd draw)
    put hand up inside and try pushing.

    Have you tryed pulling the tools together instead of pushing away?
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    The stereo can only go so far back as there's a metal cage behind it and obviously the front to stop it

    I can only suggest that as you push the keys in your squeezing your hands together so they go in at one angle so that your sure to be going the right side of the release tabs and then as you pull out your move your hands apart so they are being pulled out at another angle

    Also do the keys have decent tabs on the end of them to lock into place.
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    Factory fit stereo can be difficult to remove, sometimes they have sticky foam round them to stop the rattles, plus you have to unplug the two connectors on the back by pulling.

    Basically, you need a lot of force to remove it. How I do it? Two relatively small allen keys inside the CD slot and use them as additional pulling purchase.
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    I had the same problem mate, mine was one of the screws holding the centre console in wasnt in far enough and it as getting hooked on the head unit not allowing it come out.

    I took the glove box out and forced a screw driver between the head unit and the plastic casing and by pulling the head unit wit the keys and getting someone else to lever it from behind, it eventually came out.

    Just an idea of wot the problem could be.

    Oh, and u hav checked to see if it hasn't been bolted to the casing at the back??? as vauxhall sometimes do this on their cd palyers????

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    Got it out in the end - dad wiggling the keys and me pulling through the tape deck

    And by god you realise how crap the sound output on standard stereo is when you get a good one in
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    As above

    I've fitted many headunits in astras

    they can be a bugger, and just require brute force, have a look to see whether its still got the standard OE cage, should be a black one that wraps around the whole unit
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