How to Remove Cassettes From Ford Radios

Updated April 17, 2017

Ford radios are similar to other types of radios created by other automakers. It includes features such as an AM/FM radio, auto tune, CD player and cassette player. The cassette tapes in your Ford radio can get jammed because someone accidentally pushed the cassette tape, the tape on the cassette is stuck inside the radio or the eject button does not work. With a few household tools, you may be able to remove those cassette tapes.

Press the eject button a few times. Even though this sounds like an obvious way of removing a cassette, it is sometimes the solution. Sometimes the build-up of tension can pop the tape back out.

Turn off your car's ignition. Use a flathead screwdriver to lift the tape up and out of the radio. Try pressing the eject button at the same time as you are removing it.

Grip the cassette tape with needle-nose pliers. Once you have a good grip, try pulling out the cassette tape. Press the eject button a few times while you are trying to take the tape out.


Consult your user manual to see if it lists other methods of removing the cassette tape. If you still have trouble, contact your nearest auto shop.

Things You'll Need

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Screwdriver, flathead and Phillips
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Based in Massachusetts, Chanel Adams has been writing since 2009. Her work has been published by the "Lowell Sun,", Coed Media and other print and online publications. She has knowledge in fashion, careers, health, education, computers and electronics. Adams has an Associate of Science in administrative medical assisting from San Joaquin Valley College.