How do you get the HU out? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-12-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 647
How do you get the HU out?

I've searched for this and found nothing except people getting qoutes on intalls of aftermarket HU's. I've pulled HU's before in different cars but the 05 ranger has got me beat. Let me know what I got to do to get this thing out.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2007
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Does it have the little holes in each side of the head unit face for a removal tool?

If not, you have to first remove the center bezel (two screws) and then unbolt the bracket.

But if it's like my 2002, you need the "Ford Radio Removal tools", or you can take the bezel loose, unhook the other harness connections to it, and pull it out until the radio comes off its slide mount.

The tools are easy to use: just press them in gently until you feel the first click. Then pull them out towards the doors, and pull back.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2007
PotterFX4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Parma, OH
Posts: 296
I used a metal hanger, seemed to work just fine...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 647
Yeah, it's got the four holes. I figured they be something like that so I stuck a small allen wrench in as a feeler to see what it was. I'll see what I can do with stuff laying around the house. Do you know if they have a sub-port on the back of them? It's the mp3 HU but not a 6 disc changer. I got some spare sound systems laying around and looking for just a quick hook-up for the time being.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2007
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
I bought the tools for $5 at Pep Boys a while back. They're worth having and unlike hangers they have little "*****" on the end of the rods that engage to give you "traction" to pull the unit out. Worth having.

If you have to get it out, just take the center bezel off like I said. Once it's out far enough, you can push in the spring clips with your fingers and get the radio out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2007
quest51210
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
i suggest using the radio pulling tools listed above. there is no sub output on the factory deck, you will have to use a Line Output Converter
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 647
Alright, my allen wrenches worked and I got that loose but I can't get the bezel off now. I got the two screws above the air controls but is the rest of it being held on by the snap pins?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-12-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 647
Alright, well that was a big dissapointment. I was trying to get it out while I was posting it going back and forth. There is no sub-port like stated above (I didn't see that until just after he posted that. I did find something though. Some kind of amp. output thats not used. Can anyone tell me what it's used for?
Name:  IMG_0533k.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  69.0 KB
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2007
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
For an external CD changer.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 647
Ok, so I really appreciate all ya'lls help today. I ended up going to Radioshack and said," I need a Line Output Converter." I explained exactly what it does and they had no clue what I was talking about. So I went to Walmart and bought one for $17 and put the Kenwood 600w amp in with my 12" MTX sub. This thing is LOUD inside but you can't hear it outside and that's just the way I like it. I think I can honestly say that's the loudest I've ever heard Freebird in my life. Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-23-2007
Snowboard101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 130
hell yea bro, having the small cab and all four speakers still is awesome
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how can you get more power out of blackbetty 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 10 12-20-2011 09:04 PM
where did you get you shift extension? BL howells Suspension Tech 3 12-28-2008 02:26 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:18 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.