Download Remove Factory Radio STEP 1 : The Ford radio is snapped into the vehicles dash. With the proper tool, known as Ford radio removal keys, the Ford radio can be pulled forward out of the dash. A clothes hanger can be used instead of actual Ford radio removal keys. Cut the clothes hanger and bend 2 pieces in the shape as shown in the photos above. For more information on how to remove the radio, see the diagram below. STEP 2 : Pull the radio from the dash. Unplug the antenna cable from the rear of the radio. Unplug the 2 wire harness connectors from the rear of the radio. This vehicle may have the Ford Premium Sound System installed in the vehicle. When you pull the Ford radio out of the dash, there may be a square connector plugged into the rear of the Ford radio. If there is a square plug, then your vehicle has amplifiers. This particular vehicle allows easy access to amplifier, in case you want to verify the vehicle has amplifiers. Open the trunk. Look at the back wall (the back side of the rear seats) of the trunk. Pull down the carpeted panel. If there are amps, they will be attached to the rear wall, hidden behind the carpeted panel. (as seen in the photos above) Removing Ford Radios Using “U” Shaped Removal Keys Insert the “U” shaped keys into the holes as shown in the diagram. Coat hangers can be cut and bent into shape for a quick, cheap replacement or alternative when Ford keys are not available.