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    Removing CD30 headunit

    Evening,

    I've got an Astra MK5 with the original CD30 head unit. I'm trying to remove it so I can fit my new JVC double-din, but I can't seem to get the bloody thing out. I've got allen keys in the four holes and it feels like the clips have opened, but I can't seem to get it out.

    I tried to give it a push from behind, but I can't see to get my hands behind it for love nor money.

    What is the best way to remove it?

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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    did one in a corsa combo van the other day, exactly the same as you, 4 allen screws removed/clips pushed it, no movement.

    I managed to get a screwdriver in the surroung (id advise useing something like a cloth behind it to save your dash) and prise it forward gently just enough to get fingers behind.

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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by rudd86 View Post
    did one in a corsa combo van the other day, exactly the same as you, 4 allen screws removed/clips pushed it, no movement.

    I managed to get a screwdriver in the surroung (id advise useing something like a cloth behind it to save your dash) and prise it forward gently just enough to get fingers behind.
    Cheers. I'll give it a go
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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    Been fidling for a while now with the help of a friend. We've got the glove box out and it doesn't seem to want to come. We can get about 2mm out and no further.


    Bloody aircon getting in the way...
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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    go and buy proper removal tools

    if you push them in too far you will jam the unit in the dash, with proper tools they will click into place and then it will come out
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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    Ditto the above, Halfords etc will help.
    Or give them a drink and get them to do it!

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    Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    Managed to do it in the end. We used 4 thicker nails and it came out like a treat.

    Very happy with my new head unit
    Nimraynn | Astra OPC Line 1.9 CDTi 150

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    Question Re: Removing CD30 headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by Nimraynn View Post
    Managed to do it in the end. We used 4 thicker nails and it came out like a treat.

    Very happy with my new head unit
    Hi Nimraynn,

    Could you share your experience, please, as I might have to replace my (faulty) CD30 as well. Do you still have your steering wheel controls (for radio) operational? And how about the display with Time/Temperature?
    I've been reading lots on the subject recently but I still have no clear picture of how to replace this damn CD30 with a head-unit of my choice...
    What types of adaptors (and how many) have you used? Did you do it all on your own?

    TIA.

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