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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Works with select 1999-09 Volvo vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Item #: 12040VL10

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Overview

Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable; has an OEM female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other. Item 12040VL20 is required if you are integrating an FM modulator with your factory radio.

Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable; has an OEM female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other. Item 12040VL20 is required if you are integrating an FM modulator with your factory radio.

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I noticed a drop in AM reception using this... oh well FM still works great

Buddy, santa rosa, CA

What's in the Box:

  • Automobile antenna adapter with male Motorola connector on one end and Volvo antenna connector on the other end
Reviews

Volvo Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review:

23 Reviews

It does what it does

Written by: Buddy from santa rosa, CA on February 14, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I noticed a drop in AM reception using this... oh well FM still works great

Pros: FM

Cons: AM

Works Great!

Written by: Adam L from Wisconsin on January 11, 2016

2004 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had no problems getting it fitted into my 2004 S60 dash contraption, and still works great after a month.

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No brainer

Written by: sdduck from New Jersey on January 3, 2016

2004 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to it. Fit perfectly.

Pros: East to install.

Cons: None.

Perfect fit

Written by: Rich H from California on December 27, 2015

2000 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit.

Pros: Perfect fit. Works great.

Cons: None

Works just fine

Written by: BryanC from Florida on December 21, 2015

2006 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play your radio

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: Ben from Michigan on December 7, 2015

2002 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't be any easier.

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: None.

Easy Install/Not top quality

Written by: MillenniumFalconXC70 from Connecticut on October 29, 2015

2007 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job but somewhat fragile. Had to wrap the plug in electrical tape

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: the_mad_pumpkin from Hattiesburg, MS on March 2, 2015

2008 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works!

Pros: Long reach, plugs right in, and it works as intended

Cons: None

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: Anonymous from My pleasent sc on September 15, 2014

2004 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to plug in

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Plug it in

Written by: Anonymous from Miami, FL on September 1, 2014

2005 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty straightforward. Absolutely necessary to convert the goofy Volvo factory antenna leads to the standard antenna out from the head unit. Much appreciated that Crutchfield includes it free of charge. Plug it in, good to go.

Pros: Long enough it doesn't cause problems.

Cons: None.

Good

Written by: Pohto from Tennessee on July 6, 2014

2006 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy plug in works perfectly

Pros: None

Cons: None

Brilliant

Written by: Rich in FL from West Palm Beach, FL on May 30, 2014

2005 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a brilliant connector! I don't know how you could connect an after market radio with out one.. Crutchfield thinks of just everything when you buy from them...

Pros: Its all good!

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Great For Sirius Radio Installation

Written by: James from Madison, AL on January 16, 2014

2002 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked great (in conjunction with Item# 12040VL20) since my 2002 Volvo S60 does not have the standard antenna jack.

Pros: Easy fit, compact.

Cons: None

Perfect signal

Written by: M P from Chesterfield, NJ on September 21, 2013

2005 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily plugs in to convert Volvo original antenna to aftermarket radio.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Plug and play

Written by: Honda18252 from Tamaqua, pa on September 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product just plugged into the new headunit and the other end into the older antennae and wall-a. Working antennae.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter easy install

Written by: brianM from pompano beach, fl on May 27, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thank you crutchfield for letting me I needed this when swapping my stereo out of my xc70. I appreciate there detail in making sure I got all the parts I need to complete project. Easy switchover and happy with product.

Pros: it is a perfect transition cable.

Cons: the fact volvo had to use a different antenna hook-up.

Connects to only one of the Antenna leads

Written by: 04S60R from Central Ohio on May 4, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Some Volvos are built with two antennas and the Factory connector has Terminations for both. This adapter will only connect one of them to the new Radio. Could be the Factory Radio is needed to select which antenna is providing the best signal.

Pros: Both ends fit

Cons: Eliminates one of the factory installed antennas

Antennae adapter

Written by: Anonymous from Oregon on May 4, 2013

2003 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter converted the stock Volvo plug to a universal plug just like it said. I think the length of the cable could be made a little shorter though.

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Perfect!

Written by: FrankG from Blacksburg, VA on April 16, 2013

2007 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter did the job perfectly. It fit well and the reception with my new head is better than I had hoped for. I live in the sticks and FM reception from the nearest city is often questionable. I was a little concerned about signal loss in the adapter, but it does a great job. You can't beat the price (Free!) when you get it with a head unit purchase.

Pros: Good fit, good signal.

Cons: None.

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: James H. from Jacksonville, FL on September 25, 2012

2001 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as promised

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: Ben from Danville,Ky on June 28, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written by: Tony from Mamaroneck, NY on June 4, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great!

Pros: Simple installation.

Cons:

broke

Written by: Kevin from Ellington CT on April 25, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

flimsy - came apart at connection - had to order replacement now I have to take the whole thing oput again as well - needs beffier connect protion

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Details

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What's in the box?

Download the Volvo Antenna Adapter manual

  • Automobile antenna adapter with male Motorola connector on one end and Volvo antenna connector on the other end

Product Research

Features

Compatibility: This antenna adapter allows you to convert the factory antenna connection in selected Volvo vehicles to a standard male Motorola (Universal) connection. This adapter works with 1999 and up Volvos (Factory antenna to aftermarket radio). To be certain, always check the Auto Install Guide.

For FM Modulators: If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040VL20.

Dimensions:

  • Male Motorola (Universal) Plug: 2" long
  • Volvo Antenna Connector: Length= 1.181", Width= 0.529", Height= 0.862"
  • Cable Length: 6.25"

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

It came with the installation package for my car. [ Bruce  Apr 28, 2016 ]
suggested with purchase. [ Peter  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Effortless integration with the factory wiring. Works flawlessly - crisp, strong reception even in remote areas. [ Douglas  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Great value. [ Chris  Feb 14, 2016 ]
Use my factory antenna cable [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Hello! I am not sure about the xc90 but in my s60 there is plug behind the stereo that you plug into, then the male end goes into the back of the new stereo. When you unplugged the radio antenna from the stock deck you should have been able to plug that into the female end of the adapter. [ michael  Aug 09, 2015 ]
Right behind the radio it's a square plug [ Brian  Aug 08, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Aug 08, 2015 ]  Staff
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