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Remove Radio Faceplate


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#1 Dadsoldtarus

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

I have a 1999 Taurus with the factory AM/FM cassette radio. I cracked the faceplate during my first attempt to remove the radio, and a couple of the buttons fell out. How do I remove the faceplate so that I can re-install the buttons?

Any help would be appreciated.

#2 Spridget

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

You need a pair of DIN radio tools. However, a couple 4 inch nails work in a pinch. Once the head unit is out, you can disassemble it to remove the face plate.
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#3 Dadsoldtarus

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:07 AM

I now have the tool and have no trouble removing the radio from the dash. I have removed most of the screws from the back of the unit after removing it from the dash, but none of them seem to be holding the face plate on the unit. I seem to be missing something, but I don't want to damage the face plate further.

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#4 don2775

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

I don't think the faceplate is removeable, at least whenever I do mine the plate stays on the radio. I would suggest going to a local pick and pull and get another one, they aren't much around 20.00. You can get either the one with the CD controls or without they are the same, just don't get the auto temp one
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:27 PM

The faceplate is definitely held in with screws. However, there is a circuit board connection that is very tightly fitted, so it makes removing the faceplate a bit cumbersome. So long as you are sure you removed all the small torx screws holding the faceplate onto the radio assembly, shimmy around the edge to life the button/faceplate part away from the circuit board.

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