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    recently bought a c elite with no radio code so i contacted vx and paid £20 for a new code only to find it's not the original stereo so obviously the code won't work, i phone my local vx dealer and they had a quick look but they couldn't remove it as the person that put it in have bent the pins! They want to charge me £40 plus vat for "removing the dash" my question is will i be able to get to the stereo by removing the centre console area and how hard is this?

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    You got a pic of it mate

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    Its a pain in the arse if the pins are bent, I went round to help one of the guys off here, being sure i would get it out but not a chance, He had to take the dash apart and break some it to get it out.... I tried to get mine out while there and it was stuck fast as well.

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    get some radio keys first mate from halfords and have a go yourself they are only about £5 max

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    You got a pic of it mate
    here it is, i've ordered the keys off ebay to give it a go.
    Attachment 16453

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    Pull the plastic tray out above cig lighter
    Then slide climate control unit out and disconnect the plug/s at rear
    pull the wooden strip off the dash ( just pops off)
    then remove the torx head screws from around the graphic display and withdraw the unit and blower vents .
    This should give enough room to get at it.
    Should only take ten mins to remove the stuff I mentioned .

    You can use anything to slide in the release slots , I used sparklers lol . Or a coat hanger .

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    Looks to me like the 4 grub screws are in place. They'll need to be removed with an allen key before you can shove the removal tool down the holes.

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    i used 4 large rivits to remove mine to nite saved buying some keys, pull two of the top blanking caps off and gentely pull the head unit

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    i used 4 block connector screwdrivers lol

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    if it stuck in there £40 is a result , I spent hours trying to get mine out eventually had to cut mine out. I am the person P3tchy came to try and have a go at.

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