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Date: 22 Jul 1999 04:07:53 GMT
From: ajdny1nopsamcom (AJDNY1)
Subject: Re: I have an extremely stupid question!

1. Insert stereo keys in left & right sides of stereo at the same time ( horseshoe shaped pieces of wire similar in dimention to a metal coat hanger). These fit into the four tiny holes at the four corners of your stereo. (Did saab offer 4 or 5 different Clarion models in 86?) These keys also remove the equalizer if you have it. 2. Place fingers into tape deck & grab the front edge & pull out stereo. Your keys at this age will most likely pull out of the stereo leaving the stereo in the dash. 3. Look for these keys burried in the glove box, near the donut spare - abandoned with the fog lamp covers, or under the rear seat in that handy junk that you don't use but should keep storage pit. If you don't have the keys just look in old saabs around town for an original clarion system & leave a note on the windscreen asking to borrow their keys. In desperation you can go to a dealer service & ask to borrow a set -- they'll probably want to sell you a set rather than loan them to you for 20seconds (and Joel Manby wonders why Saab has such a poor retention rate of owners at the dealer service bays). I suppose I should ask why you are removing the stereo -- you're probably not worried about theft at this point. Remember that once you remove the stereo it won't work when you re-install it unless you know the four digit security code! If your stereo works when it wants or when you pound the dask then you probably need to have the thermal___?'s__ resoldered. A good stereo shop can fix it easily for their "basic" inspection fee. Here in N.Y.C. area it cost me $25.00usd -- much cheaper than a new system. If you're tossing the old system I could use it for parts - I cracked the face of mine when I pounded the dash during the pre- repair days. Good Luck

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