Mercedes Benz Radio Removal Tool

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Mercedes Benz Radio Removal Tool by toybuilder Oct 10, 2012


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The backlight bulb for my climate control panel burned out. I needed a "radio removal tool" to release the control panel from the console.

These keys will "unlock" the latches holding the radio to the console.

This was quickly put together based on a picture at http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1514205-tool-key-pull-out-radio-unit.html

See more pics here: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1439298-front-console-climate-control-lights.html

Instructions found on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nrK5KO8EFo


The keys are thin so print with 100% infill for strength.

Just work methodically and gently. These keys will latch onto the radio - after a few gentle wiggles, you should be able to slide the radio out with very little effort!

Don't force pulling the radio out. Since the keys will unlatch the radio, you could then use other tools to assist the removal if needed. In my case, it moved out very easily.

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Wouldn't recommend for Audi TT 8n. The shape is the same, but the original radio is fitted very tightly. I needed to apply lot of force with the metal keys. The one that I printed broke.

Also work for VW Golf Mk4 Radio ...CD slots are a bit thinner so had to print a tiny bit thinner for that

They were too thick for my 1999 SLK230. I had to make them 1mm thick and then they worked. I pulled out the radio from the cassette door rather than from the keys.

What slicer did you use? I'm struggling to have the holes printed.

Makerware... a long time ago. It's possible that the faces aren't all oriented the right way -- I've discovered that my CAD software occasionally flips faces. But others have made this without problems, so I'm not sure what might be happening here...

I haven't printed it to compare, but looking at this it appears to be the same as the Porsche radio removal tool, which I know is the same as Audi's and probably VW's as well.  
To anyone using these - When I swapped out my radio I remember having to put quite a bit of force on the keys to get the radio pulled out - it may be prudent to go with 100% infill to avoid breakage.

I definitely recommend 100% infill, too.