I tried to remove my factory radio from my 2002 Mazda tribute with a local removal wire and now the radio is not coming on nor can it be removed from its location. Can anyone advise me what to do next


Asked by Jan 15, 2015 at 04:14 PM about the 2002 Mazda Tribute LX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I did not have access to a Din removal tool and so I used a coat hanger wire to remove
the radio.  The was not successful but the radio is not coming on anymore. I have to
remove it to check the problem and all I did to no avail.. Can anyone advise or suggest
what I should do to remove the radio..

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are there any screws that go to it to hold it in the dashboard

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All I have read is that it can only be removed with this Din tool and I have no access to it, Are there no other means?I cant see any screw. Thanks


None that I can see thanks

Tom Demyan

You have to remove the trim pieces to access the holes and or screws. Get a set of nylon interior pry bar interior removal tools to help.

Tom Demyan



Is that the only means of removing the radio from the dash? I have no access to this tool, thanks


Anyone can tell why the radio no longer comes on after I try to insert the coat hanger tool which I imitated locally into the holes?

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