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Old 05-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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radio removal keys stuck in radio

03 s,i got cheap keys from ebay.they went in a bit rough,but radio came out.now keys remain in radio.i cant pull them out.if i do get them out do i need to reinsert into radio when i put it back in car?or do keys come out once radio is back in?

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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You'll want to make sure that the tabs on the sides of the radio are out before reinstalling - hence, the keys need to come out before reinstallation.

I had to wiggle the keys around quite a bit until I was able to get the keys to disengage the tabs. Take your time and you'll find the sweet spot.

The same will be true about the reinstall. There is a certain angle that the radio has to be at for it to slide in all the way, if you're even slightly off then the radio will only go in 2/3's of the way and be stuck there. Again, take your time and slightly tilt the radio up and down to find the exact right angle and you'll be home free.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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Push the side tabs in and the keys will slide out.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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pushing tabs did the trick.easy.thanks guys.now to get it back in.i presume tabs are meant to be out upon insertion.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:38 AM   #5
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Tabs out for reinstallation. Like everyone says, take your time, be gentle, find the right angle and it will slide right in. Oh yeah, back to the radio -- after a gentle insertion the tabs will pop out and hold the radio in place. Gotta love German ingenuity.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Ok I push tabs in to get key out, but you say that tabs have to b out for reinsertion. They come out by themselves upon installation ? Or am I missing something
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Got I ,all lights etc come on no sound

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