How do you remove an (Alpine) car CD Player / stereo?


Novice Member
I had an Alpine CD player installed in my Golf, but as im now part-exing it on my new car, I want to take out the CD player.

It was installed by a guy from Halfords whilst I waited in the car park, but have no idea what tools I need to remove it.

If theives can get them out in a minute it can't be that hard...?


Distinguished Member
What is the model number?


Active Member
Go to click on support and then downloads. Enter your model number which will be on the front panel and see what it says. Shouldn't take more than a minute or two.


All Alpines are the same, it's easy when you know how :) They don't have removal keys to get them out, they have two small pegs that you slide down. Try this....

Take the face plate off.
Take the plastic trim surround off too.
Look at each side, where on any other stereo you'd insert the removal keys.
You'll see two small round peg things, hard to explain, but small metal dots that you can pull down
Using a flat blade screw driver or something similar, slide these pegs down and give the front of the unit a pull towards you.
Do the same on the other side and the unit should come free.

From there you'll be able to slide the unit out. Just be careful, as the wiring tends to be quite tight in the Golf so things might be trapped and caught.


Active Member
Some models from 2005 model range DO have removal keys.


Standard Member
Check out this site for useful info on removing apline decks.

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