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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Taking out a Cabrio radio

I'm trying to take out the factory radio to replace it in my '01 Cabrio. It's not like my dad's Scirocco that I did the same thing in. How do I get it out??? After that, I can do everything else no problem.

Thanks for the help!

2009 Jetta SE - Mine
R.I.P. 2001 Cabrio GLX - Brother totalled it!
2005 Passat GLS - Brother's replacement
1988 Scirocco 16v - Dad's
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I have the tools for putting in either side, but I can't find the spot to release it, is there a trick to it or do I just keep trying???

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2005 Passat GLS - Brother's replacement
1988 Scirocco 16v - Dad's
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Just keep trying, the keys should slip in and you'll feel it kind of snap into place when you hit the release point. Sometimes it takes a few trys to get it in the right spot. I managed to get mine out with alpine radio keys, but i had to angle them a little more upwards. Maybe you need to do the same with the vw ones. I wouldn't know, I never used VW keys to get a VW radio out :/
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I was trying to use Kenwood keys that don't have notches. I took a picture from one of those Hayne's manuals at Murrays and my dad fabricated some that looked just like it and they snapped right in the first try. Thanks for the help.

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2005 Passat GLS - Brother's replacement
1988 Scirocco 16v - Dad's
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