The tool you need is the Motorola 6686533Z01 tool.
If you attempt to remove the casing without this tool you risk damaging the case or, worse, damaging the radio circuit board or chassis.
> Also see our Motorola DP1400 Front Cover Housing which is available in multiple colours.
Front Cover Removal Procedure
There are just three simple steps to open the casing and potentially change the front cover on a Motorola CP040. The procedure is practically identical on the DP1400.
> Note: This short guide assumes you’ve already removed the battery and unscrewed the antenna.
1. Remove The Knobs
First you must remove the plastic knobs on top. Failure to do this may result in you snapping the volume and channel shafts.
2. Remove the Chassis from the Front Cover
Using the chassis opening tool, starting at the bottom, prise the chassis from the front cover. Be very careful not to strain the front cover housing or damage the chassis. The chassis will prise easily, so if you need to use too much force, you may be doing it wrong.
3. Remove the Speaker
You can remove the speaker by simply removing the speaker retainer.
Front Cover Fitting
Simply follow the steps in reverse.