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Yes, I read the entire thread beforehand. Went to 2 auto stereo specialists, and also tried myself very carefully, with VW tools, for several hours, and still couldn't get it out. We think that it's jammed. Still would like to know how to remove the dash so I can take the radio out. Anyone? Thanks!Hello pedromfc,
The first question I would ask you is, what type of tools are using to try and remove your head unit? If you did not buy the VW removal tools, have you made your own? If you did not read the entire thread, go way back to the first page. There are good instructions on how to make and use your own removal tools. Sometimes things just get stuck, but if you fully disengage the four locks and apply even pulling (or prying) forces to the four corners of the HU, you should be able to wiggle the unit out. You might need to get a friend to help. If it is already busted then you do not need to worry about damaging it on the way out but be careful not destroy the cage inside the dash. I chose to pull my stock HU and it was difficult for me too, but it came out all the same. Re-read the first page at least and make sure you understand what you need to do (depressing the four spring tabs) in order to get it out. Attention, patience and perseverance will get you along way.
If your aftermarket radio does not have a power antenna, or you don't think it will provide enough power. You can do what I did. Follow the guide at the12volt (a very very resourceful site if you do many installs).
I used my remote turn on wire and tapped a relay, so I can just plug and play amps, power antennas, and anything I may add that needs to be switched with the radio in the future.
Special Applications with SPDT Relays, Diagrams (special application wiring - more devices to your remote turn on wire)
87 - Tap the yellow wire on the harness
85 - Tap the black wire on the harness
86 - Radio Remote
30 - Your new high power remote wire Hook your power ant. wire here (This should take care of any reception problems I keep hearing about)
Just get a headlight relay at napa (load capacity does not matter -- the battery wire to your radio and your after market radio - if of decent quality - is already fused)