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#1 TroyStarion

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:55 PM

I can't get the cassette out of my car, pretty sure it's stuck in with the pins through the holes. Can anyone tell me if I have to take the radio out, and how to get that cassette out of there?

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:27 PM

I know how! 1ST remove the oem stereo! 2nd get your trash can real close open the lid and discard it! And go buy something w touch screen and install it. Enjoy. Lol dude l don't mean to come across rude  but it's 2018  them old stereos are just it OLD

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:56 PM

Hard to find a 'new' cassette player & everyone knows analog CRUSHES digital in sound reproduction ! :D

I bet there are youtube videos on removing the cassette.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

View Postcroquest87, on 26 May 2018 - 08:27 PM, said:

I know how! 1ST remove the oem stereo! 2nd get your trash can real close open the lid and discard it! And go buy something w touch screen and install it. Enjoy. Lol dude l don't mean to come across rude  but it's 2018  them old stereos are just it OLD

A get can't keep a car original? Every time I look at an aftermarket stereo in an 80's or 90's car I almost gag. Just asking for tips on getting the cassette out, not fishing for sarcastic replies.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:22 PM

Agree with you on that.  

Too bad no good way to get Bluetooth on the factory radio.  I put a Bluetooth tape in the deck.  But it requires recharges often :/

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:02 AM

I have never messed with a quest deck. But generally speaking, the cassette has to come up & out. I've used a butter knife or small flat blade screwdriver to pry the cassette up while pulling out with small needle nose pliers or tweezers. Most likely your deck needs servicing in any case. There are shops who specialize in vintage car stereos. But not many & you may need to send off to one if you want to get it in top shape. Well worth it in my opinion. But then, I don't do digital if I can help it. I don't even know what bluetooth is even though I see it  mentioned everywhere.
Many tape deck transports have plastic gears that become brittle & teeth break off. Or you may just need to clean & lube.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

If its in the play position and its stuck you can count  on taking the deck apart.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

this unit plugs right in https://www.ebay.com...FwAAOSwTM5Yufvf

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

View PostBradrock, on 27 May 2018 - 10:02 AM, said:

I have never messed with a quest deck. But generally speaking, the cassette has to come up & out. I've used a butter knife or small flat blade screwdriver to pry the cassette up while pulling out with small needle nose pliers or tweezers. Most likely your deck needs servicing in any case. There are shops who specialize in vintage car stereos. But not many & you may need to send off to one if you want to get it in top shape. Well worth it in my opinion. But then, I don't do digital if I can help it. I don't even know what bluetooth is even though I see it  mentioned everywhere.
Many tape deck transports have plastic gears that become brittle & teeth break off. Or you may just need to clean & lube.

Tried the butterknife and tweezer trick, found that the second pin is stuck in the cassette. Can't get it out though because there's no room to slide it out. Thanks anyway.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

I'm having trouble actually finding the screws that hold the radio in. I feel really stupid, anyone wanna tell me how to get damned thing out?
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

Take the 2 carpet pieces off either side under the dash. There's 4 screws, 2 on each side holding the radio to the center dash piece.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

View PostTexasQuest, on 30 May 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

Take the 2 carpet pieces off either side under the dash. There's 4 screws, 2 on each side holding the radio to the center dash piece.

Thanks for replying quickly. I got the bottom screws out but those top ones look extremely tricky with all those brackets in the way...
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:07 AM

You need to remove your center console in order to remove the radio cluster.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

Yes the console pieces need to come out first to get the radio assembly out. 4 screws hold the rear section and then remove the shift knob if it's a manual to pull the front part of the console out. Remove the emergency seat belt levers by unscrewing them from the metal arms and remove the rear view mirror switch and unplug it too. Be careful and go slow, the plastic is getting old and brittle.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:15 PM

View PostTexasQuest, on 30 May 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

Take the 2 carpet pieces off either side under the dash. There's 4 screws, 2 on each side holding the radio to the center dash piece.

View PostTroyStarion, on 30 May 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

Thanks for replying quickly. I got the bottom screws out but those top ones look extremely tricky with all those brackets in the way...

Funny thing, already did all of that. Radio and cassette are both out! It was Europe- Final Countdown, ew. Thanks for the help though!
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Was "Final Countdown" honestly in there? If so that is one of the coolest things I've ever read on this site.




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