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XTL/XTS5000 Repair tool question

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Does anyone know if the repair-destuffing tool for the XTS2500 work on the xts5000? I am looking on eBay and all I come up with is the tool for the 2500. I just want to do a case change on a 5000.

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"de-stuffing tool" gotta love Engrish.
No, the 2500 tool isn't what you want for a 5000. The OEM tool looks like a "Doritos" chip clip shrunk down in size. I believe it is NLA. What you can use is a dull butter knife. Avoid using a flat blade screwdriver, or you'll risk cracking the thin inner lip that secures the case to the chassis.
 

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Yea I have heard that one before haha
Nah they aren't the same
I use a flathead screwdriver, never failed me yet and I have rehoused multiple radios. Just don't be too forceful because you might cause some damage as mentioned above.
EDIT: Not trying to contradict MTS2000des, just giving my 2 cents :)
 

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I have used an HT1250 de-stuffer on 2500 and 5000's.
 

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No, the 2500 tool isn't what you want for a 5000. The OEM tool looks like a "Doritos" chip clip shrunk down in size. I believe it is NLA.
For reference: 6685833D01 - Motorola XTS Series Case Removal Tool
 
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