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Old 02-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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I have a vehicle with a Nakamichi stereo. The cassette deck will not play in one direction but instead reverses immediately. Other than that the stereo is fine. I would like to remove it to see if I can determine why it won't play in both directions.

I have removed the console that it sits in. It is in a sheath that has 4 spring loaded locks. I can release them by inserting 4 'slim Jims' but the stereo will not slide out of the sheath. It's like it has fused itself to the sheath. The stereo has been in the sheath for 26 years.

Any suggestions about how to remove it? Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Unless it has sentimental value, like you played Barry White music the first time you and your wife, well, you know... Just yank it out and replace it. Use whatever large metal prying device you have close to you.

After that, get a HU that plays CDs and mp3s. Or if you must have a cassette deck, just ask around. I bet you know someone that has one laying around that they can't give away.

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I see you got some help on Ferrari chat.

did you get it out?
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No, I never got the thing out. I reinstalled the darn thing this morning - gave up on it. It seems like the metals have attached themselves to one another. I cannot believe it won't come out. The housing is fiber glass and I'm afraid to use much force on it. If the player did not work I'd attach small stainless steel cables to the holes in the sheath and anchor the cables to my hydraulic press' frame, then use the ram on the stereo. That way no force is transmitted to the fiberglass frame. But it plays well, both the radio and cassette. The cassette will not play in one direction because it reverses in a couple of seconds. I've decided for now to leave well enough alone. But I thought I'd try this forum in the hopes that someone could help.

I have a clock that is also mounted in that fiberglass housing that does not work. When I decide to have the clock rebuilt, the entire housing will have to come out again. So I'll have another shot at it.
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By any chance, did you get an pictures of it while it was out?

Someone else mentioned Ferrari, and you said the radio was in the car for 26 years. Now, I am curious to know if you have a classic Ferrari, and if so, got any pics?
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I have found that if you just keep at it, you will either break something or it will finally just pop out. I had a ford radio removal problem and after probably 4 hours I finally got it.
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I have found that if you just keep at it, you will either break something or it will finally just pop out. I had a ford radio removal problem and after probably 4 hours I finally got it.
I'm leaving it alone for the time being. The console where it resides also has a quartz clock that does not work. If I decide to have the clock replaced/repaired, the console will have to come out again. At that time I may give it another try. It plays well (both radio and cassette in one direction), just won't reverse. Things that don't work as intended tend to grate on me.
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get a wireless transmitter.
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Now, I am curious to know if you have a classic Ferrari, and if so, got any pics?

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