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Antenna Adapter

Works with select 2002-up vehicles with amplified antenna (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

Item #: 12040EU55

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Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable. Mixes power antenna wire and regular antenna signal and sends +12V through the antenna cable to the AM booster in select vehicles. Includes a wire to connect to your new receiver's power antenna turn-on lead.

If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040EU20.

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Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review:

79 Reviews

Works as advertised.

Written by: Chatanika from Deltana, Alaska on February 10, 2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This antenna adapter enabled me to pull in FM radio signals from more the 100 miles away. Works as advertised.

Pros: Works great and easy to install.

Cons: None

Works perfectly

Written by: Rich F. from cumming, GA on February 9, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit.

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: Directions do not differentiate between option A or option B so you have to call to determine if you use the option which included the extra blue wire

The radio actually picks up stations now...

Written by: Chris U from Georgia on February 4, 2016

2002 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After using the factory radio and previous owners attempts at wiring their aftermarket gear this item made all the difference. The head unit picks up stations perfectly and it works as advertised.

Pros: easy install, low price, works great

Cons:

Seems to do what it should

Written by: Tom from Fairfax, VA on February 3, 2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It adapts, as it should. I'm not entirely sure why the blue wire came with a connector on it, but it was no big deal to snip off, strip, and crimp in a butt connector.

Pros: Makes it easy

Cons: Perhaps longer than it needs to be

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Bryan M from louisburg, KS on January 21, 2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use plug and play

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Works like a charm

Written by: ArwinR from Indiana on January 18, 2016

2008 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. It has a padded section around the metal part to prevent rattles.

Pros: Padded to prevent rattles

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter for VW

Written by: EricL from Illinois on January 17, 2016

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Good Solution

Written by: AlanA from South Carolina on December 30, 2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised, but please tell customers how to deal with multiple antenna connectors in the car. It wasn't covered in the instructions.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Update the instructions to deal with multiple antenna connectors.

Radio

Written by: Adam from Utah on December 21, 2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

makes the radio work with the funky VW antenna connector

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Does the trick

Written by: Lawson from Seattle on December 19, 2015

2005 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works with Mk4 golf

Pros: Small

Cons: Could have a better connection. I used to tape to ensure it stays.

Antenna Adaptor

Written by: KP from New Hampshire on December 3, 2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adaptor did not fit and delayed my radio use by 3 days. Not necessarily anyone's fault, but it had the wrong connection. If I knew I would have been more diligent about which connection my car had.

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Cons: Wrong adaptor.

improvement

Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on October 18, 2015

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can now receive a few more FM stations. Hallelujah!.. but still cant receive any AM stations. but I think it may have more to do with VW's notorious corrosion issues with their antennas.

Pros: better reception despite poor antenna.

Cons: large. difficult to tuck into radio compartment.

Works great

Written by: Cybergatekpr from Pa on August 17, 2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugs right in, don't have power antenna so didn't need power cord for it.

Pros: Fits

Cons: Power antenna cord

Fantastic

Written by: Vincent from New Jersey on June 3, 2015

2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Connects right to the factory harness, and great quality product.

Pros: Works!

Cons: None!

It works but problems with the connector

Written by: Carl S from Texas on May 26, 2015

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this adapter for a 2012 Chevy Sonic. On the back of the factory radio is an antenna connector the FM antenna and the On-Star antenna. There is no label to help you distinguish which one is which. Also, the keying on the connector for this adapter did not match either of the two antenna connectors. 30 seconds with a utility knife will fix this problem but you still need to use trial and error to figure out which on to connect this adapter to. For my vehicle ( i think this will work with a 2012 cruze as well) the two connectors were black and tan. I think the black connector was for FM and the tan connector was for the on star. This is an amplified antenna so you need to connect it to the blue power (+12v when the ignitiion is on) line from the radio or wiring kit.

Pros: It worked once installed

Cons: Any kind of instructions would have been nice.

Crutchfield response on May 27, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working!

Works As Described

Written by: Uburamba from Waterford, MI on May 14, 2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as specified. The instructions are a bit scarce, but OK.

Pros: Works as specified.

Cons:

Antenna adapter for VW aftermarket radio

Written by: Erik from Jacksonville, FL on May 1, 2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter will not completely work on your VW. My 2006 Jetta TDI has two antenna feeds from the in windshield radio antenna. This adapter allows you to plug in only one of the antenna feeds. I ended up purchasing separately the Enfig AAA-VWAUD4 amplified antenna adapter, which allows both antenna connectors to be fed to the aftermarket radio. Check the internet and you will see what it looks like.

Pros: None.

Cons: Doesn't really work -- gets half of the antenna input.

Works Great

Written by: Tim H from St Paul, MN on March 26, 2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure if it is this or the Pioneer radio, but my reveption is way better than stock

Pros: Better reception

Cons: None

It works

Written by: Jason from Atlanta, Georgia on February 25, 2015

2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After confirming the appropriate connections with Crutchfield tech support, this part allowed me to connect the factory antenna to an aftermarket Pioneer head unit. Works perfectly and I've noticed no degradation in signal in the switch from the factory unit to the Pioneer.

Pros: Easy to install with advice from tech support, works as advertised

Cons: None

Not the correct adapter for newer VWs

Written by: Darren from Texas on January 25, 2015

Be warned that if you have a newer VW, at least a MK6 Golf/GTI platform VW, this is NOT the correct adapter to use despite Crutchfield saying it is recommended for my car.

Newer VWs have Dual FAKRA antenna outputs. This adapter only has a single connector. So you have to pick one of the two antennas to use. One antenna will give you no AM reception and very good FM reception, the other will give great AM reception but mediocre FM reception. Furthermore, you have to grind down the nubs on the adapter to make it fit into the factory connector.

Other companies sell the correct antenna adapter that support the Dual FAKRA inputs; I recommend that you throw this one away if you received it as a freebie.

Crutchfield, please source a proper antenna adapter from one of the other 3rd party suppliers who sell them.

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Crutchfield response on February 23, 2015 Thanks for your comments about using this in your GTI. Our Vehicle Research Team looked into it and discovered that the 12040EU56 would be a better choice of antenna adapter. We have updated our database to reflect this.

VW antenna

Written by: Todd F from Colorado on January 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect

Pros: works great

Cons: none

Highly recommended

Written by: GP from Plainview, New York on November 10, 2014

2004 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came free w my radio! Awesome solution for a real problem

Pros: Free! And easy to install

Cons: None

worked great

Written by: Jetta tdi from Scotch Plains, NJ on August 3, 2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as it should

Pros: All

Cons: None

Works as advertised

Written by: anon from Vancouver, BC on June 20, 2014

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No complaints. Radio reception is just as good as the original. I connected the power line to the constant 12v going to the new deck.

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Nice

Written by: TB from Holland, MI on June 2, 2014

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great with the factory antenna of my VW Passat.

Pros: Perfect fit, easy to install

Cons: Ground attachment not very robust

Must have

Written by: John C from Owasso on May 26, 2014

2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to have to up grade from factory.

Pros: snap together

Cons: none

It works!

Written by: carytown from Richmond VA on May 8, 2014

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly on my 2003 Golf. The whip antennas on this vehicle need an antenna amplifier.

Pros: Long cord for lots of reach and routing flexibility

Cons: none

Great

Written by: Twan from Winter Garden, FL on March 21, 2014

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from Houston, TX on March 12, 2014

2008 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Stupid easy. just plug it in and go!

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Antenna adapter

Written by: ShawnW from Henrico, Va on February 17, 2014

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly simple install, radio works as well as it did before the upgrade. Only difficulty is finding a place for all the wires from this and the new harness.

Pros: Easy quick install

Cons: Finding space for all the wires

awesomeness

Written by: DillonC from Reidsville, NC on February 1, 2014

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can pick up more stations now than I could before. Easy plug and play, the only thing is its so long, you have to wrap the wires in a loop and tuck them away

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: Size and length

Antenna Adapter

Written by: vinnyy from NY on January 24, 2014

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to use

Pros: easy to use

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Antenna Adaptor for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Written by: Marc M from Manchester, NH on January 22, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the life of me, I couldn't get the antenna adaptor to stay secure to the antenna lead. They went together, but there was nothing to really secure the two parts. I ended up wire-tying the antenna lead to the plastic flange on the adaptor in order to secure them - hopefully it stays put!

Pros: Works when I finally got it attached

Cons: Wouldn't secure to antenna lead

Simply and trivially does its essential job

Written by: bobatious from near Seattle, WA on January 15, 2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once wired correctly, this adapts and amplifies the 50 ohm connection to the car's antenna with proprietary connector, to the 75 ohm connection with usual motorola-style car jack in the aftermarket head unit. It works well and the resulting reception is at least as good as with the factory (VW Monsoon) radio, which did this internally.

Pros: Simple, works well.

Cons: None - does require power connection to do its (amplification) job

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from vashon, wa on January 3, 2014

2008 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install - works as advertised

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Easy Install

Written by: SamK from Petal, MS on December 3, 2013

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play....'nuff said about that. Everything works

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Written by: gersumabat from San Diego, CA on December 3, 2013

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the job

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Not sure if it's amplifying or attenuating some of my stations, still checking

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from Aguanga, ca on November 27, 2013

The end that was supposed to fit into the antennae wire didn't fit. I had to remove the cap and tape it.

Pros: appears to do the job.

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Stay away

Written by: Dan M from Boulder, CO on November 24, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolute junk. I have no AM reception and very poor FM reception. It's particularly bad as the factory antenna works VERY well. I can't understand why Crutchfield would carry this junk!

Pros: None.

Cons: Absolutely everything!

Crutchfield response on November 26, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works fine

Written by: Hunter from Baton Rouge, LA on November 10, 2013

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Nice product

Written by: Jeremy from Tehachapi on September 15, 2013

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product easy to install

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Could have been shorter. Too much extra to tuck back in dash

very good adapter

Written by: Anonymous from attleboro,ma. on September 10, 2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy connected to oem. antenna.

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antenna adapter

Written by: jeff h from augusta ga on September 8, 2013

2007 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit. No questions asked. Makes the radio sound perfect

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Antenna Adapter 2005 Touareg

Written by: Thomas on August 27, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well. No problems at all

Pros: You have to have it and it works fine

Cons: Really, none

A must

Written by: Gmoney from Ft Washington on July 25, 2013

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio works great with it

Pros: Picks up all stations

Cons: None

Just plugged right in.

Written by: Leo from Las Vegas, NV on July 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great FM reception with the built in amp.

Pros: Plug and play.

Cons: None

Awsome

Written by: Mike from Plymouth, CT on July 10, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Need this to receive radio stations.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from summerville, sc on July 2, 2013

2008 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Neto from Brooklyn ,NY on June 23, 2013

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked awesome!

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Justin c from dewitt, NY on May 12, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from Torrance, CA on April 21, 2013

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works perfectly on my aftermarket stereo.

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Cons: None

2005 Jetta

Written by: Peter T from McCloud California on March 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter worked without issue. Radio seems to pick up better reseption.

Pros: Works well

Cons: No issues.

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from San Jose, CA on December 21, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy as 1,2,3....

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Love it!!!

Written by: M1k3 from Tracy, ca. on August 29, 2012

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ez install recepton better than before!!!

Pros: Ez install

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Antenna Adapter from Miami florida on August 26, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good, very good

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Plug & Play !

Written by: P. Jones from Syracuse , NY on June 18, 2012

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just plug in your factory antenna to one end , and the other to your new stereo back , and good to go .

Pros: Simple .

Cons: None at all .

No instructions

Written by: Anonymous from New York on June 15, 2012

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not a mechanic, but I wanted to install my stereo myself. I'd never done anything like that before. This adaptor didn't come with any instructions, and while it didn't end up being hard to figure out, I would've appreciated some direction. Besides that, everything sounds great and comes in perfectly.

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Bad

Written by: Anonymous from Delaware on May 25, 2012

2011 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Of the 4 stations I listened to with no reception problems I only get 1 now. I ended up buying a different adapter to use that has the dual plug.

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Cons: Didn't work

2003 Volkswagen

Written by: jansjetta from Grand Junction CO on March 27, 2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Free with radio purchase and works perfectly, had to cut blue wire connector off to solder directly to head unit wiring.

Pros: Works. Antenna works as well as it ever did.

Cons: Not a custom application, but is simple to install.

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Omar from Boston/Brooklyn on March 20, 2012

2006 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was able to use my factory antenna cable connected to this unit that converts it to be able to connect to my after market radio.

Pros: It works

Cons: None really

Must Have

Written by: Jay from Indianapolis on January 23, 2012

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to have this adapter as I was hooking up HD radio and regular am/fm. So far It seems to be doing the job. I don't believe it improves my reception at all but I had to have it and it seems to do what it's supposed to. I wish it wasn't so large I had to shove this behind my stereo in the dash and it was just to awkward and big. 03 passat W8

Pros: works

Cons: oversized

Works great

Written by: swil from gilbert, az on January 22, 2012

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as designed, no issues

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Antenna Adapter

Written by: Matt W. from Dallas, TX on October 2, 2011

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good, but the power wire had to be spliced into the harness

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Does the job

Written by: Stace from Chicago, IL on August 8, 2011

2008 Volkswagen Eos
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this in my VW Eos. Thing is, my factory had *two* antenna leads. This is only a single one. I've seen a double-adapter but couldn't find one in the US. This seems to work okay, but I can't help but think my reception is suffering a little. I don't listen to radio much beyond NPR these days anyway.

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It works

Written by: Mitch from Atlanta, GA on April 29, 2011

2007 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This antenna worked perfectly for my 2007 VW Passat. The only reason I am
knocking off a star is due to its design (& no fault of Crutchfield). Attaching it is
simple as pie, but I found if you need to disconnect it for some reason, it was a
REAL challenge & a bear to do so. You also have to be very careful not to strip it
when trying to disconnect it. Other than this, it works great and radio reception was
good.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: FredP from Pinckney MI on March 7, 2011

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy, works great.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: dbg from Charlotte, NC on January 31, 2011

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and works perfectly.

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Seems to work fine

Written by: Luke from Monterey, CA on August 7, 2010

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this for my 2006 Jetta. It installed pretty easily except that the connection part to the factory antenna didn't quite fit. The small tabs on the black piece weren't quite the right size. I did make sure that I got the right connection because I have satellite antenna as well.

After connecting the blue wire to the antenna power source off the radio wiring harness I got a crystal clear signal and everything worked great.

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Antenna works fine

Written by: Artfield from Rochester, NY on August 24, 2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

VW roof antennas cannot stand up to carwashes - I've had 4 so far. When that happens I lose my NPR (AM), so I was careful to maintain the signal.

I noticed a 'flea clip' on the end of the antenna lead, so I wired the blue wire from the radio to the adapter, snapped the clip into the empty corresponding space in the adapter and the antenna works fine.

I'm certain that the signal is stronger than with the o.e.m. setup. Unfortunately its increased sensitivity picks up some alternator rf on AM. Mu metal, anyone?

This device works well.


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Antenna Adapter

Written by: TurboPepe from Independence, IA, USA on May 18, 2009

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had to experiment with where to hook up the the wire. Both my factory harness and the new stereo have a blue wire, hooking them all together didn't work. Ended up with adaptor wire and new stereo wire providing best reception in my VW.

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Works, as long as you know where to hook up blue wire.

Written by: Ritchm from Portland, OR on February 16, 2009

2003 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Car-2003 VW GTI I got this as part of an installation kit for a new stereo. First off, there were no specific directions on where to hook up the blue wire. In my case, the harness adapter Crutchfield provided had a blue wire that was labeled antenna and the stereo also had a blue wire for a power antenna. I made the mistake of hooking it up to the harness first. This gave me FM reception, but no AM. I managed to get a volt meter on the wire while the stereo was on and it didn't have any voltage. I also checked the blue wire from the stereo at this time, and it had 12v on it. I had to pull everything back out so that I could solder it to the blue wire from the stereo, then I got both AM and FM reception after that.

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It works

Written by: Pietro from Tampa, Fl on February 4, 2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The item did exactly what I needd it to do. I just wish Crutchfield would have let me know that I needed this product when I ordered teh Sirius hard wire installation kit for 2003 Jetta.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Allen from Northern California on September 22, 2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One thing that worked fine for me is this antenna. I didn't experience the things that other reviewers had (phew!). I have a 03 Jetta with Pioneer DEH-P3000IB from Crutchfield - the tech support guy actually told me to hook the blue wire to the mystery wire on the harness. (note: there are ground, power, and speakers - those are self explanatory. There's a suspicious one that I haven't the slightest idea what it's talking about -- but Crutchfield said to hook that to the blue wire from antenna.) I was able to get AM and FM just fine... maybe it's picky about the radio or model year that goes with it?

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: Harry from Beeville, TX on April 12, 2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works very well. I followed one of the reviews and did not hook up the blue wire when I installed the radio on Thursday night. I had no AM radio reception. This morning I pulled the radio out , removed the blue wire mounting clip, and tied it into the factory and Crutchfield supplied harness antenna power wire (blue w/white stripe). I now receive the AM signal better than I did with the factory radio.

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Antenna Adapter

Written by: shane from sierra vista ,az on March 24, 2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i got this for my vw jetta 03.....cant tune a thing in......funny the old way,i got all the staion in my town.

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No Signal

Written by: Dave from Cleveland, OH on April 9, 2007

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While this may fit my car, I have lost a majority of FM and AM radio stations. I spend all of my driving time in the city and yet the signal is very very weak.

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Correct for Mini...except!

Written by: Lewis from Half Moon Bay, CA on December 27, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

DO NOT connect the 12V blue wire!!! If you do, AM will not work. Otherwise the adapter works fine. I rated this 2 stars since I had to search the web to find out why AM was not working on my new radio. Hopefully, this review will save someone else time that I wasted getting AM to work.

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Get this

Written by: Jay from tampa, fl on March 3, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this part for a 2002 vw jetta and its a perfect fit. Highly recommended.

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Euro antenna adapter

Written by: cdagostino from Fort Wayne, IN on February 20, 2006

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Euro antenna adapter is the perfect fit for my ride. Highly recommend for any Euro enthusiast.

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Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Automotive antenna adapter with VW/Audi/European connector on one end and male Motorola and blue power wire on the other end

Product Research

Features

Compatibility: This antenna adapter allows you to convert the connection for an amplified antenna in selected Volkswagens, Audis, and other European-made vehicles to a standard Motorola (Universal) connection. The adapter works with 2002 and up Volkswagen, Audi, Mini, and other European factory amplified antenna connectors with the mini-style plug and power connection. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector for compatibility with your vehicle.

For FM Modulators: If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040EU20.

Dimensions:

  • Male Motorola (Universal) Plug: Length= 2"
  • European Mini-Style Antenna Connector: Length= 0.492", Width= 0.472", Height= 0.437"
  • Coax Cable Length: 12.75"
  • In-line Power Module: Length=2.89:, Diameter=1" foam uncompressed / 0.685" foam compressed
  • Blue Power Wire: 13" from module to metal connector

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

It was recommended by Crutchfield to install the aftermarket radio. [ Eric  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Connecting a 2015 Fiat 500 to a Pioneer 4100nex [ Paul  Jan 19, 2016 ]
plug&play [ NICHOLAS A  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Factory compatibility. [ Matthew William  Jan 08, 2016 ]
Required to connect to factory antenna. [ John  Dec 30, 2015 ]
The radio antenna adapter is essential for full functionality with a replacement radio or radio upgrade. [ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
The nice thing about Crutchfield is that they tell you what you need up front. Nothing worse than having to wait for a part you didn't know you needed... [ John  Dec 22, 2015 ]
Who doesn't like listening to the radio it's a must buy! [ Steven  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Needed this adapter,to make my new head unit,function/plug into my existing antenna [ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Stone informed me I needed this [ Matthew  Dec 14, 2015 ]
It was recommended. [ Frank  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Part of the package [ Clayton  Dec 03, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff

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