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Old 06-10-2017   #1
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Punto 03 Stereo Won't Come Out

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I have a 2003 Punto and the factory blaupunkt head unit won't come out. I have tried with the din removal pins and with cut coat hangers and kebab skewers. But I think a previous owner might have damaged the clips.

Is there any other way to get the head unit out? Ideally without damaging it because I am trying to add an after market bluetooth adapter to it.

Thanks!
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Hi,

I have a 2003 Punto and the factory blaupunkt head unit won't come out. I have tried with the din removal pins and with cut coat hangers and kebab skewers. But I think a previous owner might have damaged the clips.

Is there any other way to get the head unit out? Ideally without damaging it because I am trying to add an after market bluetooth adapter to it.

Thanks!
I found it impossible to get mine out until I discovered it would come out quite easily if I pushed outwards? on the pins while pulling the pins towards myself.

Been a while now and it might have been I tensioned the pins inwards away from the doors while pulling the radio out but it did easily come out.

I got it out using 4 coathanger wires but it was just as difficult with the original removal pins when I found them, if I did not push sideways as I pulled
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Great, I will try that! Thanks
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Great, I will try that! Thanks
I just checked using the coat hangers and I was pushing outwards.
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Thankfully I didn't have to go quite that far... Got it out. It just took a lot more force than I thought it would. Thanks!
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Thankfully I didn't have to go quite that far... Got it out. It just took a lot more force than I thought it would. Thanks!

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Re: Punto 03 Stereo Won't Come Out

Hello
Is there any chance you could send me a pic of your radio. Am looking at putting the standard one into my daughters car. But when I search for them 2 different looking ones come up.
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