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Antenna Adapter

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

Item # 12040EU55

This adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable.

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About the Antenna Adapter

This adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable. Installation note: A blue wire is attached to the antenna adapter. When installing the adapter, the blue wire should be connected to the antenna turn-on lead of your new car stereo. Please check the stereo's manual for more information. Warranty: 60 days.

This adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable. Installation note: A blue wire is attached to the antenna adapter. When installing the adapter, the blue wire should be connected to the antenna turn-on lead of your new car stereo. Please check the stereo's manual for more information. Warranty: 60 days.

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

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What's in the box:

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

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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

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Because it came with the kit [ Jacob  Mar 15, 2019 ]
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Recommended for my vehicle by the Crutchfield website [ D  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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It's required for my car. [ Zach  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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need it [ PAUL  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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It is required for the model of my car. [ Alex  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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just simply had to have [ TODD  Feb 17, 2019 ]
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A great product [ SEAN  Feb 17, 2019 ]
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Per Crutchfield's recommendation. [ Patrick  Feb 13, 2019 ]
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So I can retain radio usage. [ Doug  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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Because you you told me to Drill Sergeant. [ Jeremy  Jan 28, 2019 ]
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You have to have it... [ James  Jan 26, 2019 ]
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Installing a new receiver [ Louis  Jan 11, 2019 ]
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Needed to complete our radio swap in a 2004 VW Jetta TDI. Along with the wire harness adapter. [ MARK  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Need it.. [ marco  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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crutchfield recommended [ Michael  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield tech support [ Martin  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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It was included [ Aaron  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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Needed to convert OEM wiring to standard input jack [ Anthony  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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It was included in the suggested install kit by crutchfield [ Jeffrey  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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it was in the default wiring harness kit. [ Wayne  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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it was recommended [ Christina  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Because it should fit my car. [ charles  Dec 02, 2018 ]
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Because the factory antenna will not work on a aftermarket radio. [ Jeffrey  Dec 01, 2018 ]
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so it will simplify my install [ Wally  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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Fits my car [ Dana  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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recommended by advisor [ S  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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I wanted to ensure good reception and clarity when listening to local radio stations. [ Chris  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Not sure if I will need this, but just in case [ Gregory  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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Needed [ Kimberly  Nov 09, 2018 ]
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Because it looked like it worked out well [ Jessica  Oct 14, 2018 ]
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your system suggested it. [ Bruce  Oct 04, 2018 ]
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In order to use an aftermarket radio, this allows me to power my factory powered antenna (using the antenna power out from the aftermarket harness) in order to get the best reception without having to make a harness myself. [ Matthew  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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Part of the installation package I chose. [ Sam  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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Included in package [ David  Aug 25, 2018 ]
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need it [ Austin  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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free [ connor  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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retain the use of the factory antenna [ kevin  Aug 12, 2018 ]
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It is always a necessary item in VWs. [ I  Aug 11, 2018 ]
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This item was automatically added to my purchase. Was entirely sure if it's needed, so I got is as a safety net. [ A  Jul 28, 2018 ]
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Needed for install [ C  Jul 19, 2018 ]
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needed [ Warren  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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needed it for the package [ wayne  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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needed it [ VICTORIA  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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Required for installation [ Garry  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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recommended part install kit [ Michael  Jul 05, 2018 ]
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Keeping oem antenna with aftermarket radio. [ William  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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It is needed to hook up to factory wiring. [ Perry  Jun 26, 2018 ]
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Included in recommended/required installation kit [ Charles  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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Is it required for this model car [ Jonathan  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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So I can still use and listen to FM radio . [ Matt  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ Grady  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Recommended accessories from Crutchfield [ Anthony  May 29, 2018 ]
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It came with the package [ DANIEL  May 26, 2018 ]
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Recommended by your system [ Myron  May 25, 2018 ]
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It was recommended as necessary by your website's configurator. [ John  May 25, 2018 ]
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showed as part of installation kit? [ Adrian  May 18, 2018 ]
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It's what the tech recommends [ Kevin  May 15, 2018 ]
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I free and I prefer to have it and not needed! [ HECTOR  May 14, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Ziggy. [ John  May 05, 2018 ]
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It was offer to me as An addition. I might not need it, but I like to have everything just in case. [ Lloyd James  May 05, 2018 ]
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So my antenna wire would plug into the new stereo [ Jeffery  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Ease of installation [ Michael  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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needed it [ Gord  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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I picked this because Crutchfield recommended it [ SHAH  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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Must have for an aftermarket radio in my car. [ Dustin  Apr 15, 2018 ]
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It was offered as part of the package but unknown if needed yet. [ Gary  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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Needed [ Doug  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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It was recommended for a new stereo install in my RAM 1500. [ David  Mar 07, 2018 ]
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Needed to replace stock head unit in vehicle [ Anthony  Mar 02, 2018 ]
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Needed to hookup antenna on an aftermarket replacement radio, MAX was VERY helpful, I wasn't aware the VW needed a special adaptor [ Greg  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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It came with the kit when I ordered my Alpine. [ Michael  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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Honestly speaking, I just trust Crutchfield's choice. [ JMats  Feb 25, 2018 ]
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Have aftermarket stereo in my car! [ Jeffrey  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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I added an after market receiver to my daughters car and needed to connect the antenna. [ Lesli  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Because it was suggested that I buy it [ Devin  Jan 30, 2018 ]
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Because you said i would need it and your the experts ?? [ daniel  Jan 23, 2018 ]
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easy to install for new head unit [ daniel  Jan 23, 2018 ]
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Because you said I need it [ T  Dec 31, 2017 ]
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for am/fm [ JARED  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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recommended [ Eric  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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to help with product [ jerry  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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advised to purchase by Manny [ michael  Dec 24, 2017 ]
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It was recommended. [ Francis  Dec 24, 2017 ]
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Wanted the radio to work [ Ape Rider  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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I didn't pick this on my own. It was placed in my cart and therefore I thought it was needed for my install. [ JT198  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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It was recommended [ David  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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It came with the installation kit [ EDUARDO  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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It was recommended [ John  Dec 09, 2017 ]
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Francis was a great buying agent and helped me with every aspect of my order. Crutchfield is top notch and never let's me down. [ Bryan  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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need [ KEVIN  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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Needed to retain AM/FM radio [ Dakota  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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Was suggested [ Robert  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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Need it [ CARL T  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Apparently these cars need an adapter for the antenna. [ Joseph  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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Idk [ Layne  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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Necessary to hook up factory antenna to new head unit [ James Timothy  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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i needed it [ Blake  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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Says I need it [ Andrew  Nov 03, 2017 ]
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Necessity [ Mike  Nov 03, 2017 ]
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A needed translator for German to Americana.... [ Timothy  Oct 25, 2017 ]
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I need it, for radio stations. [ mauricio  Oct 24, 2017 ]
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Suggested [ Nick  Oct 17, 2017 ]
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To connect the manufacturer antenna to the new receiver [ Aaron O.  Sep 28, 2017 ]
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You recommend it! [ Larry  Sep 26, 2017 ]
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It was recommended in the install kit [ SCOTT  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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It came in a kit designed to contain everything I need to transition to the new unit. [ Victor  Sep 05, 2017 ]
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Suggested by sales agent [ Eddy  Aug 29, 2017 ]
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a local store gave me an antenna adapter that didn't have a power wire and it didn't work well. replaced it with this adapter and haven't had a problem since. [ Keith  Aug 12, 2017 ]
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I need new one for radio I purchased for you I was sent wrong adapter kit my fault I gave wrong information on car [ Kenneth  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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Need for my 2016 Dart [ Winford  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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recomanded by you [ W  Aug 04, 2017 ]
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upgrading disgusting factory receiver. [ Stephane  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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Alpine rocks [ Jennie  Jul 27, 2017 ]
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Plug and play unit seemed like the better option than splicing antenna wires. [ MATTHEW D  Jul 24, 2017 ]
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i need it [ Isaac Tyler  Jul 08, 2017 ]
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CJ recommended it! [ Christopher  Jun 24, 2017 ]
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Easy Install. [ TERRY L  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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I was told I needed it [ Luke  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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need this for my radio due to me upgrading it [ John  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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Made the connection from the radio to the original powered antenna a snap! [ GIANPAOLO  Jun 15, 2017 ]
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It comes with the kit [ ALBERTO  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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To properly connect the antenna. [ Chris  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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Came in the bundle [ Brandon  Jun 04, 2017 ]
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Allows connection of my factory antenna to the aftermarket radio. [ Scott E.  May 28, 2017 ]
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Perfect fit [ RICHARD  May 21, 2017 ]
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needed for install [ Richard  May 18, 2017 ]
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I am pretty sure I need this for my 2006 Jetta TDI [ Rhonda  May 08, 2017 ]
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cause i need it [ michael  May 05, 2017 ]
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Cause it was necessary [ Nathan  May 04, 2017 ]
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Most makes from 99-06 VW's have powered signal amplification with Monsoon stereo so needed for install [ David  May 01, 2017 ]
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Makes install easier! [ Eddie  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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because i need it [ Chad  Apr 28, 2017 ]
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It was recommened [ Novakain  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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For the price [ Richard  Mar 28, 2017 ]
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Needed [ Troy  Mar 28, 2017 ]
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Because you recommended it? [ Mark  Mar 21, 2017 ]
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It was part of the required kit for my vehicle which has an antenna. [ James  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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needed [ ROSS  Mar 08, 2017 ]
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reviews [ robert  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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Came w kit [ M  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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It is necessary due to the factory antenna connection on the 2010 WV jetta. [ tod  Jan 30, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Matt  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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Part of the installation package [ Jeremy  Jan 13, 2017 ]
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needed it for proper install [ Ryan  Jan 12, 2017 ]
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needed it [ Beth  Jan 05, 2017 ]
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Recommend [ MICHAEL  Dec 31, 2016 ]
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so that my radio will work [ Danny  Dec 28, 2016 ]
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IT WAS ON MY SCREEN AS PART OF A KIT? [ JAMES R.  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Advisor said it would be needed for my installation [ Carl  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Buddy Recommended it [ Lawrence A.  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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Reviews, and reputation of crutchfield . [ curt  Dec 10, 2016 ]
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They recommended it [ Ben  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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So the antenna would work. [ Spencer  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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Needed for proper connection of antenna [ Frederick  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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Recommended with installation kit [ Beth  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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needed [ Chrisyln M.  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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Part of package that was recommended [ SANJAY  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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Recommended for a self install and I assume it's needed. [ William  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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need it to make my radio work in my car [ rob  Nov 03, 2016 ]
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so I could see when package was here [ Chans  Oct 27, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ Zona  Oct 20, 2016 ]
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I don't know, did I need this, really? [ DAVID  Oct 18, 2016 ]
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NEEDED IT [ NELSON  Oct 01, 2016 ]
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Adapt the factory antenna over to any aftermarket head unit [ Travis  Sep 22, 2016 ]
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It's what fits [ Brian  Sep 17, 2016 ]
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So I could listen to the radio with my new radio system [ William  Sep 15, 2016 ]
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required [ David  Sep 12, 2016 ]
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Very knowledgeable staff to answer my questions [ MIKE  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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it fit [ Chris  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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Customer service rep said I needed it for the installation in my rabbit. [ Richard  Sep 05, 2016 ]
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Because you recommended it for the installation. [ Mark  Sep 04, 2016 ]
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Recommended by crutchfield adviser, Chad Chad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=24 [ Derrick  Sep 02, 2016 ]
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Needed it to install the stereo I purchased. [ Steven  Sep 01, 2016 ]
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truck [ ed  Aug 22, 2016 ]
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might be needed [ Robert  Aug 14, 2016 ]
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I have used this brand adapter before and they have always done the job. [ Billy Jack  Jul 31, 2016 ]
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Need it [ Keaton  Jul 27, 2016 ]
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Plug n play. Cleaner install. Easier to return the car back to stock if I had to. [ MARLON T  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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German cars have a different antenna connecter than most adapters. [ Brandon  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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Radio was installed without anything connected. Had to buy the harness and antenna adapter to get everything working. [ Nicholas  Jun 27, 2016 ]
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To install my new radio in my 2014 Kia Soul. [ Ryan Coleman  Jun 09, 2016 ]
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Need for aftermarket radio [ Kenneth  Jun 06, 2016 ]
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I need it to hook up the new radio to my antenna [ Daniel  May 31, 2016 ]
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Advisor recommend [ Jason  May 20, 2016 ]
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required [ JOE  May 12, 2016 ]
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ease of installation. [ ray  May 11, 2016 ]
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Required to get radio reception with aftermarket head units on my car. [ Brian  May 10, 2016 ]
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So i can listen to the radio clearly. [ Tristan Michael  May 04, 2016 ]
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It is easier to accept the discount than search elsewhere for one. [ Curtis  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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It's required for the Pioneer head unit I chose to adapt to my 2011 Cruze's factory antenna. Simple as that. :) [ Dustin  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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It was needed for a complete install [ mark  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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its needed for my car [ Walter  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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Necessary for my connection [ Andrew  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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Because the factory antenna connection will not work with an aftermarket radio. [ John  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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It was the only one available that fits my Jetta. :) [ Trevor  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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Aftermarket receiver [ mike  Apr 07, 2016 ]
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Wanted to be sure the installation went smoothly. [ Gerry  Mar 20, 2016 ]
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Wanted a complete setup [ Broderick  Mar 11, 2016 ]
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Recommended for my stereo [ Guillermo  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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needed for 2014 Camaro [ Michael  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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Because the factory antenna plug doesn't mate up to the new radio I'm installing. [ Steven  Mar 06, 2016 ]
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I like to have radio stations [ Richard  Feb 17, 2016 ]
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Needed it for easy install. [ MATTHEW  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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It was recommended by Crutchfield to install the aftermarket radio. [ Eric  Feb 03, 2016 ]
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Connecting a 2015 Fiat 500 to a Pioneer 4100nex [ Paul  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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plug&play [ NICHOLAS A  Jan 09, 2016 ]
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Factory compatibility. [ Matthew William  Jan 08, 2016 ]
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Required to connect to factory antenna. [ John  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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The radio antenna adapter is essential for full functionality with a replacement radio or radio upgrade. [ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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Who doesn't like listening to the radio it's a must buy! [ Steven  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Needed this adapter,to make my new head unit,function/plug into my existing antenna [ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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Stone informed me I needed this [ Matthew  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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It was recommended. [ Frank  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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Part of the package [ Clayton  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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3 questions already asked

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I just received my antenna adapter for my 07 Volkswagen Jetta. I'm putting in a pioneer stereo. It has a red wire, where does the red wire connects too ?
[ Clement  Jan 31, 2019 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
[ Krissy  Feb 04, 2019 ]  Staff
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Do i need to connect the blue wire in my 2011 Cruze since mine does not have power antenna?
[ Daniel  May 03, 2017 ]
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Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. 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.
[ Kenny  May 03, 2017 ]  Staff
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With this antena do it need to plug to a power so it can get am reception? Thanks
[ juanc  Jun 19, 2014 ]
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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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