Subaru Antenna Adapter
2006 Subaru Legacy
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Simply put it works and does its job
Pros: Fits and works
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This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in your Subaru. The adapter has a standard male Motorola plug on one end and a Subaru antenna jack on the other.
If you're installing an FM modulator or add-on CD changer in your Subaru, we also offer a package that includes both antenna adapters you'll need.
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Simply put it works and does its job
Pros: Fits and works
This works just like you would expect it to!
Works great. It's just a matter of snapping it into place, and you're good to go. It was harder to get the old one off than anything.
Pros: Easy! Works great.
Well...if you are reading this rating...you need help. This adapter works without any problem. Just buy it...as long as it says that it is made for your vehicle...just buy it and forget about any worry.
Pros: It works as designed...it's that simple
Easy plug and play, stations come in clear. Not much more to say about a simple product.
Pros: Fits well, has sufficient wire length to plug in with the stereo still out a little. (unlike some I've used in the past where you have to have it about an inch or two from its final position in the dash)
The adapter did not work with my cars antenna. I had to splice the factory end onto it.
This antenna adapter is just what ya need for the 2006 Subaru Outback. Works well and came as part of the install kit offered. One critical tip tho: make certain you hook up the blue "powered antenna" wire to the blue one on your harness... Turns out the Soob has a 'powered antenna BOOSTER" that does not work if not connected. Hope this saves someone an afternoon.
Pros: Straight forward, works well.
Cons: Don't forget the blue wire on the harness...
This was recommended by Crutchfield for use in a Sony stereo in my 2010 Subaru Forester. In reality, though the Forester connected to the new stereo without any need for an adapter. Crutchfield was AWESOME in crediting my money back without me even needing to ship it back to them. What a great company.
Works as expected, but could definitely be a couple-three inches longer, as it was the shortest of all the connections and made it tricky to connect and insert the stereo.
As others have noted, could be a tad longer but does the job. Why Subaru has to come up with some different antenna connector is beyond me!
Cons: A tad short
Pretty soon you may not need to listen to the radio. In the meantime, you want an antenna that collects radio waves from the air and consolidates them inside your car stereo. Well this product does the trick, matched my car perfectly, and was easy to install. Lovin' this old-timey radio thing!
Pros: makes radio stations audible, easy to install, fits the car
This adapter with the associated female adapter is perfect for putting the FM adapter for my Sirius radio inline to use with the factory radio
Pros: Quick and easy
It works well.
Used in my 2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon. Quick tip: do not cut the antenna wire from the factory head unit. Take some time to follow it (it's really buried) and disconnect at the harness. While this adapter gets the job done, the connection the the factory antenna harness is pretty loose. I had to be very careful when reinserting the head unit back into the dash, as I was concerned the harness would accidentally disconnect.
Pros: Performs intended function
Cons: Really loose harness connection
No instructions came with this, so I cut the factory antenna cord, cut the adapter cord, and soldered them together.
Pros: works fine
Cons: no instructions
2005 Subaru Legacy, you need this for any FM/AM signal!
Pros: Easy to install.
Unplug factory antenna. Plug in this dude and your done.
Does the job and everything works fine with my install. I have two small complaints: first, the wire should be a bit longer. Subaru didn't leave much slack on the antenna cable in my 2008 Outback, so it was a bit of a stretch to get everything connected right. Had to position the stereo part-way in and squeeze my hand behind. Second, the connection to the OEM cable should be tighter. While fighting with the short length, it got pulled out a few times. But be patient and you'll get it. These are minor hassles and, in my opinion, only warrant a one-star deduction. If this stuff was too easy it wouldn't be as fun ;-).
Pros: Works fine, no problems.
Cons: Should be longer, and should snap more solidly into the OEM connection.
Five stars but......i needed an extension since my factory radio prevented me from locating my cd player in the normal location. My cd player is above the factory radio, about 8 inches further than the adaptor could reach.
Pros: Works as intended.
Cons: It's about five inches long.
Functionally, this adapter is fine, and clips right into the Subaru harness, but for my '08 Outback, the cable was too short. It was stretched to the limit to get it to connect, to the point where I knocked it out twice trying to install the unit.
I like the adapter only wish the cable was a bit longer.
Pros: good fit exact match.
Cons: Could be a bit longer
I did not use this adapter. I was able to use the stock adapter with my new head unit.
Pros: correctly converts Subaru connector to antenna input
Cons: not a 90 deg connector like the stock adapter
-Some directions would have been helpful explaining where the factory antenna plug is located and unfortunately that information was not contained in the Crutchfield Master Sheet. Though I'm sure if the direction were more clear I would not have assumed the antenna from the factory radio was hard wired to the car and I would not have spliced them together making an otherwise flawless installation take a sour turn.
Pros: -Right part.
Cons: -Directions were not clear.
I would prefer that the connector have a tighter fit, so that it would be harder to accidentally disconnect during installation.
Center lead wire not connected per ohm meter. Cut and spliced old OE connector to new lead. Not perfect install.
Pros: easy hookup
The cable did not work. It was open when using an ohm meter. The center conductor was broken inside the box end connector. The cable should be 2 or 3 inches longer to fit well in a 2006 Subaru Outback. There is a new on coming in the mail.
Cons: Did not work. Cable is a little to short.
This adapter looks like it might come in handy for someone else. My base model 2012 forester already had the standard style plug for antennas, though, so I didn't need this. Rating it four stars because one-three seem harsh and I am not allowed to comment without rating.
Pros: Looks clean and sanitary Rarely barks No shedding
Cons: Wasn't necessary for installing JVC KDR730BT into a 2012 base model Forester.
Needed this to install a Sirius FM direct antenna into the factory radio of a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT. Good fit. Pretty straightforward.
Pros: Straightforward, plug in, it works.
Does the job.
Give this four stars because while it would have worked great my 2012 Forester already had one on the factory unit. My advice is pop the trim panel off around the rafio and reach under the radio and on the lower driver side you can check it out.
Pros: Probably works great , plug looks like the factory style, also This one has a stright plug, factory one is a 90 degree plug
Cons: Subaru had one on the factory unit
This thing works as intended. Plugs snugly into the stereo unit, then the other end to the car antenna plug. I wish it was a bit longer as the cable barely made it. Subaru Outback 2005. Good call Crutchfield for including this along all that is needed to complete the car stereo conversion job although not free as they make you believe since the head unit is more expensive than the market price from elsewhere, thus compensating for the cost of "free" accessories. Still, it's nice not to have to worry what I forgot to buy to complete the job.
It makes the connection from your factory antenna to your aftermarket stereo, can't really ask it to do more. If you get bad reception, attach the antenna wire (with be P. Cont) to the wiring harness, that is the antenna amplifier which you will need.
Without this adapter you're not going to receive radio signals on your aftermarket head unit. It plugs right in, nothing to it.
The Subaru antennae are different than most others. Without this adapter, I just don't see how an installation could be successful. And the fact that Crutchfield includes this, and all related installation hardware for free makes it a no-brainer as far as whom to purchase from. And fast, free shipping, too. WooHoo!!!
I have an 2008 Legacy, I don't know about other years but the 2008's have a powered antenna, without this connection, you get terrible signal. Other than that though, the product itself works great.
Great product especially b/c I got it for free. It is a great adapter. No silliness and its real straight forward. Also it has a lot of cable so there is plenty of slack when you are attempting to move it around.
Compatibility: This antenna adapter allows you to connect an aftermarket receiver to a factory antenna lead. This adapter is for select 2005 and up Subaru vehicle.
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It was free in my receiver purchase [ Nathaniel Jul 14, 2016 ]
Won't work without it [ Alfred Jun 20, 2016 ]
WAS RECOMMENDED FOR INSTALLATION [ DENNIS May 31, 2016 ]
to make the installation easy. [ Frank May 06, 2016 ]
part of the package [ Scott Apr 23, 2016 ]
Hook my subie up to the space waves [ Mason Apr 06, 2016 ]
FM radio is good, but HD radio is gooder. This makes those work. [ Brendan Mar 23, 2016 ]
Luckily it came free with my kit :) i would of not know to get it. [ Ruben Mar 13, 2016 ]
To adapt to my current vehicle's antenna wire. [ Dr. David Mar 12, 2016 ]
Need this piece for the radio to work properly. [ IAN C Dec 28, 2015 ]
recommended by your experts [ Gary Dec 26, 2015 ]
Matched my vehicle and easy to install. [ BRIAN Dec 19, 2015 ]
it came bundled in the harness kit [ Marco Dec 18, 2015 ]