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European Antenna Adapter

Works with select 2007-up European vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

Item # 12040EU56

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$11.99

About the European Antenna Adapter

This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in select 2007-08 Audi, 2008-up Mercedes-Benz, and 2009-up Volkswagen vehicles. The adapter has an OEM female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other. 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.

What's in the box:

  • Automobile antenna adapter with male Motorola connector/turn-on lead on one end and a European dual Fakra antenna connector on other end

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One of the few units that provides wireless CarPlay, included GPS which is normally $300-400 extra by itself or $100 extra from the 4400 model but was on sale for the same price as 4400. [ Daniel  Feb 28, 2019 ]
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VW [ EDWARD  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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i dont want to have to wait for a n extra part that i may possibly need [ Peter  Jan 18, 2019 ]
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because you told me to silly [ BENJAMIN  Jan 08, 2019 ]
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Because of the Volkswagen [ Heber  Dec 22, 2018 ]
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recommended for install [ phillip  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Fits my car properly [ Brandy  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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It was part of the installation package [ Walter  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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Needed it [ P  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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Its needed for the power antenna. [ Richard  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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I only need one [ Rick  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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Not sure [ Kenneth  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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Install package [ River  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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Because you told me to [ Dhruv  Nov 11, 2018 ]
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Part of the kit [ Michael  Oct 30, 2018 ]
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because i drive a 2014 volkswagen jetta and thats what was required [ james  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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Need it [ Jesus  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Ease of installation [ Orlando  Oct 01, 2018 ]
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cuz i prolly need it [ Paris  Sep 20, 2018 ]
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Needed Audi 2012 A4 radio antenna adapter [ Travis  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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This was a recommended purchase for installation. [ Jamie  Aug 25, 2018 ]
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needed for install [ Michael  Aug 14, 2018 ]
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VW is squirley. This makes it a seamless installation. I just did an install in my 08 Passat and Crutchfield made it so simple!!! [ Robert  Aug 12, 2018 ]
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RADIO RECEPTION A MUST. I TRUST CRUTCHFIELD TO SIMPLIFY MY INSTALLATION [ BILL  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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Purchased this adapter to utilize the factory satellte radio antenna. [ R. CURTIS  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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The vehicle is German. [ M  Jul 16, 2018 ]
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Mostly because it was suggested. I do know that the antenna connections are different on european cars (my VW Jetta) and will not work with out them. [ Arthur  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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The website said I needed it. :) [ Gary  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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It's the antenna adapter recommended for my Volkswagon Jetta by a Crutchfield expert. [ Tyrone  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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Included in the install kit for a VW Jetta [ Richard Gonchar  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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ease of installation [ Alastair  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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needed for car [ Michael  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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necessary [ Edward  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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Car being shipped to Europe [ Thomas  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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I have no idea! LOL [ Paul D.  May 30, 2018 ]
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easiest way to connect a VW antenna [ Charles  May 23, 2018 ]
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Need for my application [ ZAVEER  May 23, 2018 ]
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It was recommended with the HU that I picked out. [ Chiezika  May 23, 2018 ]
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Because I have a European car [ Jeffrey  May 21, 2018 ]
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I needed it [ ERICK N  May 21, 2018 ]
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needed for mk6 Jetta to retain the stock radio [ Shane  May 14, 2018 ]
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Per the installation guidance, my 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 will require this. [ Rodney  May 14, 2018 ]
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my car was a 2012 vw jetta [ JOHN  May 13, 2018 ]
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For Kenwood DMX7704S being installed in a 2010 VW Jetta [ JAIRO  May 10, 2018 ]
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This is required for European to American antenna connection. [ Greg  Apr 28, 2018 ]
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VW can't be like most car makers and use the universal antenna hookup. You have to buy an adapter for VW vehicles. [ Mark  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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Needed this to connect factory amplified antenna to aftermarket headunit. [ Matthew  Apr 13, 2018 ]
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Required for Audi antenna usage [ Andrew  Mar 31, 2018 ]
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so it seamlessly connects to the stock antenna. [ MATTHEW  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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Volkswagon [ Stanley  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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I have a dual-plug in my VW and have tried aftermarket adapters that only use a single input... radio reception is awful. [ Jason  Mar 16, 2018 ]
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because it said I needed it to install the item i bought...... [ Graydon  Mar 06, 2018 ]
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I need it for my 2014 vw Jetta [ Tony  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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Didn't choose - part of accessory kit [ Gerald  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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needed it [ James  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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For my 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, installing a Pionee AVH 291BT [ sean  Dec 02, 2017 ]
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I was told it was needed. [ Colin  Dec 02, 2017 ]
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My car is in Europe at this present time [ Peter  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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It was part of the package I bought. [ Kenneth  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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needed this adapter for my 2012 Passat, pioneer 4200NEX install [ DAN  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Because I have a Volkswagen and you recommended it :) [ Forrest  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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Suggested [ JAMES E.  Nov 08, 2017 ]
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Supposedly just cramming an American antenna wire into a European plug is not the proper way to install stuff. Since I'd like it to work I figured I'd get the adapter. [ Name Namery  Oct 17, 2017 ]
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It was in the package and I couldn't remove it. I have no need nor intention of installing this. [ Gabriel  Oct 12, 2017 ]
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I am putting this unit in a european car [ Andrew  Oct 09, 2017 ]
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It was needed to install a receiver/cd player in my Jetta [ LINDSEY CLYDE  Sep 12, 2017 ]
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It's needed to connect factory-installed antenna to pretty much any aftermarket stereo, if you have a German car. [ Alexey  Sep 09, 2017 ]
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nice if your head unit can also function the radio [ Mike  Aug 29, 2017 ]
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Required antenna adapter for my vehicle [ J  Aug 04, 2017 ]
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because i needed it. hoe [ Enrique  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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Installing my Pioneer into my 2011 CC. [ Bob  Jul 13, 2017 ]
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to fit my 2013 Volkswagen Jetta [ Phillip  Jul 01, 2017 ]
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I have a VW Jetta and need this to complete the installation [ A  Jun 29, 2017 ]
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Crutchfield tech support made me confident that I was purchasing the correct antenna adapter for my aftermarket radio. [ Robert  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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I have a German car. This is needed to connect the factory antenna to an aftermarket radio. [ Terry  Jun 04, 2017 ]
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I drive a European car. [ Steven  May 26, 2017 ]
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It came with the kit [ Brian  May 26, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield Technician [ Gary  May 09, 2017 ]
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Needed [ Roger  Apr 27, 2017 ]
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needed to install aftermarket radio in my Passatt [ JOHN  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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this is a direct adapter for an American style head unit, to a European antenna. [ Bruce  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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It was recommended as part of the kit for my car. [ Russell  Feb 21, 2017 ]
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because it fits [ Dzenana  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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I purchased the European Antenna Adapter because I wanted to sustain the OEM posture during aftermarket installation. [ Patrick  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Cal  Feb 08, 2017 ]
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New Stereo [ Brian  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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European stock antennae have a different connector than American decks utilize. In order to receive AM/FM radio in your car through the stock antennae you will need this item. [ Hardt  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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I needed this to complete the installation of items bought previously [ Timothy  Jan 17, 2017 ]
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Needed for install [ T  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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came with kit [ David C.  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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Item chosen as a suggestion to work with the installation. [ Aaron  Dec 04, 2016 ]
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To add AM/FM capability in my 2011 Volkswagen Jetta [ Kyler  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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European car [ Michael  Oct 01, 2016 ]
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Apparently required for the installation [ Mark  Aug 29, 2016 ]
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This part is required to have a working AM/FM antenna in newer VW cars. [ David  Aug 15, 2016 ]
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recommended for my mk6 jetta gli [ Gus  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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I think I needed it for my install. [ Caleb A.  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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Crutchfield indicated this was necessary. [ A  Jun 18, 2016 ]
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It was suggested [ Courtney  Jun 17, 2016 ]
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I have a VW [ Brandon  May 25, 2016 ]
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Necessary for my vehicle [ Jeffrey Jay  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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VW Car needed adapter [ JAMES  Mar 28, 2016 ]
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Need it [ Vazquez  Mar 09, 2016 ]
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For my Volkswagen Jetta [ Daniel  Mar 01, 2016 ]
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I have a VW so in order to get my factory antenna to work with my aftermarket radio, I needed this cable. [ Aeryk  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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It was included with the suggested installation package. [ KEVIN  Jan 23, 2016 ]
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I want to keep many of my OEM antenna/adapters in place. [ FRANK  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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The receiver won't pick up any stations without it. [ Gary  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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2 questions already asked

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My Sportswagen has two antennas (glass and whip antennas) with two cables and connectors that are keyed slightly differently. Does this green dual-antenna connector definitely have the proper keying notches for these two inputs?
[ DaveDieter  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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Good question Dave. That antenna adapter does work with select 2009 and up VW vehicles. What is the exact year of your Sportswagen? That adapter should have all the necessary connections to maintain the factory AM/FM antenna connection but you can reach out to one of our Product Advisors here: https://bit.ly/2qPH8aN to make sure it is a good fit with your specific vehicle and that you have everything else you need to complete installation. --Cosmo
[ Cosmo  Jan 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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Why do I still get static in almost all my radio chanals and I still using a amplified adapter?
[ Jeffrey?  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Did you connect the blue wire power antenna to the other blue wire for power antenna. I was getting status too and I didn't connect those wires because I really don't have a power antenna but I connected them just for fun and the static was gone.
[ Henry  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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I have the same problem; all my connections are made as the instructions stated and I've never had good reception. Unfortunately, I've never been able to figure this one out.
[ DOUGLAS  Apr 20, 2017 ]

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