1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Classic Removing the Radio - What tool?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Expletive, Jun 23, 2017.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. Expletive

    Expletive Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    South Wales
    Hey all. I am having a problem trying to remove the radio from my 1988 classic vogue.

    It's the original radio and was working but isn't now for some reason (the backlights do still light up with the car lights though). Was planning to pull it out and see if I could find out why.

    Anyone know what tool I need to get it out? I have a set of radio removal tools/keys that I got for my father's car but don't want to go shoving random ones in and possibly break something (I also assume they're too recent for the radio).

    Attached are pics of the radio and tool set. Any help would be appreciated. :)

    IMG_20170620_142854.jpg
    IMG_20170623_150843.jpg
     
  2. pete1987RRC

    pete1987RRC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Posts:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    2,361
    Location:
    East Midlands
    Looking at the kit you have there I would say that it's non of them, you need an imperial kit and they look metric.
     
    tomcat59alan likes this.
  3. pete1987RRC

    pete1987RRC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Posts:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    2,361
    Location:
    East Midlands
    Sorry could not resist that one...

    It will be one of the long thin ones, match the width to the holes either side of the radio, all it's doing is pushing a sprung metal plate away from the radio about inch and half back from the front plate.
    Nothing else down here you cam break with one of the tools.
     
  4. frog hopper

    frog hopper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Posts:
    2,310
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Location:
    france
    Wot ee said ^^^

    good luck.
     
  5. kds

    kds Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Posts:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    old ugly wornout tired unloved unwanted but still
    Top set, far right I think.
     
  6. Expletive

    Expletive Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    South Wales
    Thanks, will have a stab at it and let you know how I get on. :)
     
  7. Expletive

    Expletive Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    South Wales
    Sooo.... turned out the slots were just to get the surround off and then it was bending a couple of metal tabs to free the radio. Buuuut I then encountered another problem. None of the wires are on connectors, they all go right into the radio case and are soldered in place. Poooooo. Far more hassle than I was expecting so I'm just....going to leave it for now.

    IMG_20170624_175442.jpg
     
  8. norseman

    norseman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Posts:
    2,251
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    Essex - UK
    You have the same original spec. Clarion radio-cassette that I have in my '87 Vouge & it can be overhauled/repaired by the company for around £60 (5 years ago)
    I'm puzzled by the connections as mine has all of them in 2 white plastic multi-connectors. I seem to recall all I had to do in order to remove the unit was to bend back a couple of tabs in the retaining cage.
    Suggest you contact Clarion on 01285 861861
    I found them very helpful.
     
  9. Wazzajnr

    Wazzajnr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2016
    Posts:
    1,790
    Likes Received:
    545
    Location:
    Chorley
    Some head units on other cars I've had have had a flying lead with the plugs on them. There aren't plugs further back in the dash are there?
     
  10. kds

    kds Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Posts:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    old ugly wornout tired unloved unwanted but still
    I had 89 classic and there were connectors on it, dig deeper.
     
  11. Expletive

    Expletive Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    South Wales
    Thanks guys I had another look and you guys were right, there were connectors but they had been jammed behind the cage so I had to take that out to find them. Radio is now completely out.

    And thanks for the info norseman, I'll keep that in case I need them. :)
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >