How Do I Remove an Alpine Car Radio?

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Alpine has been manufacturing car stereos for decades, and they've been winning awards along the way for building cutting-edge head units and related equipment. Alpine stereos have a metal cage that mounts to the dashboard of the vehicle. The head unit slides into the metal cage and locks into place. To remove an Alpine car radio, you need to use a special set of keys included with every Alpine head unit. With the keys, you can get the radio out in under five minutes.

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Things you need

  • Hook tool
  • Alpine bracket keys

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  1. 1

    Locate the faceplate release button in the lower corner of the stereo. Push the button and pull the faceplate off the stereo.

  2. 2

    Slide the hook tool behind the dark grey bezel around the stereo. Pull the tool toward you to free the bezel from the stereo.

  3. 3

    Locate the two small slots on the sides of the stereo. Stick the bracket keys into the slots until they both click into place.

  4. 4

    Pull the bracket keys towards you to release the stereo from the dashboard. Unplug the wiring and antenna lead from the backside of the deck. Pull the stereo out of the dashboard.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't have the Alpine keys that came with your stereo, they are available at most custom car shops or from online retailers.

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