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Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Works with select 2006-up Subaru vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Item #: 12040SB108

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Overview

This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in select 2006-up Subaru vehicles. The adapter has a Subaru female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other.

This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in select 2006-up Subaru vehicles. The adapter has a Subaru female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other.

You'll also need this Subaru adapter if you are connecting an FM modulator to your factory radio. Warranty: 60 days.

Easy set up. Fit for my 2011 Subaru Outback

Jonathan, waipahu, HI

What's in the Box:

  • Subaru antenna extension
Reviews

Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review:

11 Reviews

Works well. A bit short.

Written by: Kustom Kid from Ft Wayne, IN on April 11, 2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This works as intended. It's about half an inch shorter than I would prefer, but that's being nitpicky. I had to hold the head unit up to the installation point and connect this last before seating it into the slot. I'm not sure on the range yet, but it does pick up a low power station from about 20 miles away. Also, I noticed there's only one wire with this plug, but the factory had two. That may affect performance, but only time will tell.

Pros: Plug and Play. Ridiculously simple.

Cons: A tad too short for my liking, but it works fine.

Yep it fits a 2015 Crosstrek

Written by: Robert H from Austin, TX on April 4, 2016

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was replacing the factory head unit in my 2015 Crosstrek. Looking a the factory cabling there's a connector that identical to what's used in a Lexus. So you would think that you need a Lexus to Motorola adapter. But if you follow the cable back you'll see that is actually an adapter cable too. Get rid of it. Use this one.

Pros: Does what its supposed to do. Length is just right.

Cons: None worth mentioning.

Metra Antenna Adapter for Subaru Outback

Written by: Jonathan from waipahu, HI on February 5, 2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy set up. Fit for my 2011 Subaru Outback

Pros: Easy installation. Pretty much plug in and that's it. Did exactly what it was designed for.

Cons: None.

OK

Written by: SemiMBA from Fremont, CA on July 18, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't support the Subaru connector fully

Pros: 1. Free with purchase (not really free, it is part of the purchase)

Cons: 1. Too short

Great but not enough

Written by: Corey from Sykesville, Md on April 21, 2014

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great bolt in product but the reception of the radio stations are not as great as factory. One flaw in the product is that I have noticed is that the factory radio and connector has two wires and the adaptor only has one. I would recommend this adaptor if you live in or close to a city because reception is flawless but outside more that 20 miles, the signal goes in and out.

Pros: Bolt in, Quick shipping

Cons: Reception is not the best outside the city

Subaru Antenna Adapter

Written by: Phantomsfbw from Annapolis, MD on August 13, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have a Subaru and replacing the head unit, this will keep you from having to completely replace your antenna. Save your self some time and get it if your vehicle calls for one of these.

Pros: Easy to install - saves time.

Cons: None

free Subaru Antenna Adapter

Written by: gotkimchi from Eastbay, Norcal on July 27, 2013

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks Crutchfield for the Subaru Antenna Adapter. It was a perfect length and fit.

Pros: If you want to go with an aftermarket radio, you will need this Subaru Antenna Adapter. The length was perfect.

Cons: none.

Works, but a little short

Written by: cipher_nemo from State College, PA on October 22, 2012

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit and works fine, but it's a little short. They really don't give you enough length, making install more of a pain. I had to attach this cable last since it was the shortest cable of my ENTIRE build. In other words I had to hold up the entire DIN adapter with my head-unit and Audio Control EQ with one hand while connecting this antenna cable with another. I couldn't rest the assembly on top of the shifter like I did with other cables.

Pros: Works

Cons: Length

Subaru Antenna Extension Cable

Written by: CW from Morgan, UT on May 25, 2012

2012 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice piece of hardware.

Pros: Well designed, good quality components.

Cons: None.

Works

Written by: DL from PA on October 6, 2011

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install and works.

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works great

Written by: steele from spotsylvania, va on August 12, 2011

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had problems getting the right part for my new 2011 car. was very relieved that this was the right part and works great.

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Compatibility: The Metra AntennaWorks Subaru antenna adapter cable (40-SB10-18) provides connection between select Subaru factory antennas and your new aftermarket car stereo's antenna input (Motorola).

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Recommendation from a friend. [ Robert  Mar 20, 2016 ]
It worked great for my last install. [ Evan  Mar 12, 2016 ]
I saw someone use that part and part number in a YouTube video for there car. The same make and model as mine. [ David  Dec 21, 2015 ]
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