Actually, I just used 2 butter knives as my puller tool You can pry the climate controls out with a butter knife, which gives you access to the two clips holding the cd player in. Just slide a butter knife between the frame and the clip on each side and then the player should just slide right out. Be sure not to pull too hard on it until you reach behind and pull out the optical cable.post a pic of the puller tool to pull the cd player i cant find it.
Just a month so far. It's survived various cold and warm days here in Colorado. I intentionally ejected and re-inserted a CD a bunch of times when it got really cold one night just to make sure it would hold. That FastSteel is some pretty strong stuff, so I would be surprised if it breaks again.That's some fix you pulled off....how long has it been holding up for?
Finally fixed the CD player using a doubled up slice of tin can, drilled, bent and glued to the plastic cover with Locktite Plastic Bond. Not elegant, but effective.
Used a 3" Bondo spreader to remove the climate control..worked perfect.
Used two wooden kabob skewers flattened with a wood chisel to remove the CD player. No problem
Had to remove the unit 3x though because it seemed to be dead. Re-read aaronlindstrom's instructions and checked the gears. Ended up pushing the long slide located against case, parallel to the linear sliding gear that aaronlindstrom had to reset. Check his last pic. I pulled it forward until the CD carriage popped back up into position. I'd dislodged the CD while I had in apart and must have thrown everything out of wack. Don't do that and save yourself some grief. Works great now.
Also cleaned the CD reader.