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05-20-2002, 09:35 AM
My 2000 Z3 2.3 Roadster has the standard cassette player (no CD).
I have purchased a new head unit with CD player; now need to remove
the existing unit. The BMW dealer offered to sell me the "special
tool" that he assured me would fit the screws -- it didn't. He
consulted his expert mechanics, who said a 2.5mm hex wrench would
fit -- it didn't. Any other ideas here? Thanks!


05-20-2002, 09:46 AM
...but you have to find just the right size hex key for it to work. The special tool (and the screws it turns to remove the radio) is actually 5-sided, not 6-sided. However, if you buy a set of allen wrenches/hex keys, and find one that is just the right size to fit in the hole, if you angle it slightly it will "bite" into the edges of the screw and allow you to turn it. I used this technique to remove the head unit in my '98 M roadster without a problem.


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