Volvo Antenna Adapter

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

Item #: 12040VL10

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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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Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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

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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.


  • 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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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written By Anonymous, My pleasent sc on Monday, September 15, 2014

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Easy to plug in

Plug it in

Written By Anonymous, Miami, FL on Monday, September 01, 2014

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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.


Written By Pohto, Tennessee on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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Easy plug in works perfectly

Pros: None

Cons: None


Written By Rich in FL, West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, May 30, 2014

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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!

Great For Sirius Radio Installation

Written By James, Madison, AL on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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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, Chesterfield, NJ on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Plug and play

Written By Honda18252, Tamaqua, pa on Monday, September 16, 2013

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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, pompano beach, fl on Monday, May 27, 2013

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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, Central Ohio on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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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, Oregon on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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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.


Written By FrankG, Blacksburg, VA on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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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., Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Works as promised

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written By Ben, Danville,Ky on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Perfect fit

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Written By Tony, Mamaroneck, NY on Monday, June 04, 2012

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Worked great!

Pros: Simple installation.


Written By Kevin, Ellington CT on Monday, April 25, 2011

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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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