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    Jammed Audi radio - paging Jack Nicholson and others

    Hi All,

    Audi A3 8P

    Have Jaycar/eBay radio removal keys, engaged and clicked ok-ish at first
    Extreme force would not remove radio, tabs now bent and stuck in dash

    Tried straightening keys and removing glovebox and coming from the rear with extreme force - still will not budge.

    Any ideas how I can release this from the front and reapply pressure from the back?
    Sacrificing Bose Symphony II in the process now I'm over this thing (jammed CDs etc) to install new double DIN unit with Aeropro adaptor and fascia

    Drill out the slots with a 10mm drill bit in an attempt to break the tabs at the base?
    Hammer in 4 small chisels?



    2005 audi a3 turbo manual quattro

    #2
    Is there a stupid screw in it somewhere?

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      #3
      there are 2 to 4 types of vag key. post a pic of what key you have mate
      I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

      I am junkie for swedish high quality shitboxes. my latest fix is this...

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        #4
        I think you need the ones that look like house keys.
        Originally posted by brewdles
        In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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          #5
          Are you using these keys ?

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            #6
            These are the keys I am using-


            They click into position but unclick due to the force required to move the unit - not happening :/
            Also have keys from another manufactuer (Jaycar) and have same issue.

            Still trying to brainstorm a bit - even with the glovebox out there's so little room behind there - was able to lever and push with extensive force whilst keys were engaged but again no luck - even when applying force without regard for the OEM head unit breaking. Basically gave it everything I had lol
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              #7
              try this.

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              I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

              I am junkie for swedish high quality shitboxes. my latest fix is this...

              robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                #8
                i reckon you need the square ones bottom right btw.
                I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                I am junkie for swedish high quality shitboxes. my latest fix is this...

                robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                  #9
                  cheers Sloth - appreciate all the help so far via PM etc
                  will have a crack on Thursday (driving to Inverell and back to do windscreen for pink slip tomorrow... some people are saying I have to wait 4 hours til I drive it after fitting windscreen so taking laptop and gunna sit at Maccas with a coffee)
                  2005 audi a3 turbo manual quattro

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                    #10
                    yarp, you can fuck the bonding of the sealer. coffee and pornhub on maccas wifi dude
                    I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                    I am junkie for swedish high quality shitboxes. my latest fix is this...

                    robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                      #11
                      Is there a car radio shop where you're going?

                      Ask them politely to help and slip them $20?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by itsnotagsr View Post
                        Is there a car radio shop where you're going?

                        Ask them politely to help and slip them $20?
                        Given this unit wont be be refitted I'd be going postal on the plastic face of it with a hammer and screwdriver/chisel/prybar !!

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                          #13
                          There is an auto sparky here but starting to not trust small town shops after the quality of the roof lining. No-one will touch the timing belt lol hence having to go to the euro place in a few weeks (6 hour round trip).

                          I will just accumulate parts (fascia kit on way already) and when I have all the adaptors/mounting cage/head unit probably take it to Coffs Harbour as I recall there being a stereo shop on the main drag of town.

                          I might cut out an old card out my wallet and play with that template in the mean time mostly out of boredom

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                          Last edited by dhs; 27-05-20, 10:31 AM.
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                            #14
                            i know youll be waiting on post but this may also be useful.
                            https://www.wish.com/search/radio%20...on=0&share=web
                            I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                            I am junkie for swedish high quality shitboxes. my latest fix is this...

                            robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Gin Kii View Post

                              Given this unit wont be be refitted I'd be going postal on the plastic face of it with a hammer and screwdriver/chisel/prybar !!
                              This is a compelling option when I have the new bits ready to go - just don't want to damage the dash surrounding it! Lol
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