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13 Nov 2011 10:13 #6902 by SnowDaddy
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How do you get the factory radio out of the console in a 1978 928, automatic transmission?

Any assistance would be most appreciated.

Thanks

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13 Nov 2011 11:00 #6903 by 928mac
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Hi SD;
if it is the ones with the two holes on each side of the face then insert a bent coat hanger shaped into a U put pressure towards the center on the 2 U tools and pull out on the deck.

Some times one side may release easier then the other and you have to play around.

Take your time and keep your cool as sometimes they dont want to come out :)

Good luck
BTW you should post your name and car in your sig line

Brad

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13 Nov 2011 11:11 #6904 by 928mac
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here is a picture of them installed and ready to remove the radio

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pulling both toward the center releases the catches, some times, you may have to play. Depth is also critical, somewhere around 3/4 inch or more

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13 Nov 2011 11:40 #6905 by srshaw3
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Other 928 specific audio thoughts: nichols.nu/cat16.htm

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11 Dec 2011 18:33 #7350 by SnowDaddy
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Hey, 928Mac,

That picture is nothing like the dash pod in my car, what year is that?

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11 Dec 2011 23:34 #7359 by 928mac
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Hey, 928Mac,

That picture is nothing like the dash pod in my car, what year is that?


That was just a pic off the net. to show the bent coat hanger style tool if you have to holes for them.

You need to post pictures so that we know exactly what you have.

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12 Dec 2011 05:50 #7360 by the flying scotsman
yeah Brad........my 928 dash dont look like that either???

you been adding more stuff......again???:eek:

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12 Dec 2011 10:24 #7363 by 928mac
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yeah Brad........my 928 dash dont look like that either???

you been adding more stuff......again???:eek:



LOL you guys, lol

Malcom would he be needing the flat tools or the round ones?
I think there is a step by step on how to use the flat ones isnt there?

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13 Mar 2012 11:16 #8464 by SnowDaddy
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LOL you guys, lol

Malcom would he be needing the flat tools or the round ones?
I think there is a step by step on how to use the flat ones isnt there?


I'm back...what I was really looking for was information on how to get at the radio in the first place. I have had the molding off, and from what I see there is a lot more work to do before even having access to the radio.

anywhoooo, I am going to take some pics and that might give a better indication of what kind of help I need...patience ya'll...

Thanks for the input so far...and I will be here for a while now because I am going to seriously get into ridding myself of the issues this car has...with all your help of course...and the manual from time time to time...I find the manual to be lacking at times because it shows you stuff, but there is not a lot of "how to" info in it.

Later,
SD

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18 Mar 2012 22:16 #8522 by mm928
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You can access by taking off the carpet panels on both sides of the center console off. There are screws holding them on. Once these are removed, you will be able to see the radio from the side. I did not have an original radio to remove so I don't have those details. But you should be able to pull it either by the u shaped pullers 928mac described or figure it out once you can get to it. If you take the panels off it will just make it easier to see what is going on. Plus you will likely need to do that anyway to put an aftermarket radio in, like plugging in the antenna or other wires etc.

Anyway, you may also end up in there to fix the vacuum switches and lines later....ha

I put in an Alpine unit and it fit fine.

Good luck!

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15 May 2012 22:34 #9180 by linderpat
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On my 78, after removing the side panels from the center consol, I could access the back of the radio - it is screwed into a bracket - so simply inserting the pulling tool will not work if your early set up is like mine was. The rear of the radio is easy to access with the side panels off.

I got a new radio, and on install, the front moulding had to be trimmed - the newer DIN units are a tad wider than the original Blaupunkt units that were in the early cars.

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17 May 2012 19:47 #9196 by SeanR
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I really should check in here more often.

Most times when I have to remove/install an early radio, I pull the center console. Yes, it sounds like more work, and yea, it can be, but the install is much better.

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17 May 2012 21:42 #9202 by 928mac
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I really should check in here more often.

Most times when I have to remove/install an early radio, I pull the center console. Yes, it sounds like more work, and yea, it can be, but the install is much better.


I agree that you should stop by more often :D

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