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Volvo Antenna Adapter

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

Item # 12040VL10

Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable; has an OEM female plug on one end and a...

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About the Volvo Antenna Adapter

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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  • Automobile antenna adapter with male Motorola connector on one end and Volvo antenna connector on the other end
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Good for FM, but bad for AM.

Crutchfield customer from Reading, PA on 5/8/2019

2001 Volvo S60

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Great for FM, but lousy for AM. Volvo uses two separate antennas, but this adapter only passes the signal from one antenna to the head unit. It is complicated to combine the two antenna signals, but they could have included circuitry to do this for another $10. I'm going to have to build this circuitry myself.

Pros: Easy to use. Connects easily to existing wiring harness and head unit.

Cons: Doesn't provide the AM antenna signal to the head unit. AM unusable.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 1/28/2019

2004 Volvo S80

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Got the job done.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Collins, CO on 1/12/2019

2004 Volvo V70

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Works. Fit both ends as intended.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Zurich, IL on 8/9/2018

2004 Volvo S60

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Seamless

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 6/23/2018

2005 Volvo V70

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Quality product.

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Shepherd from Belmont, CA on 3/24/2018

2002 Volvo V70

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Works.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 3/21/2018

2006 Volvo XC70

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Only a 4 star, because it only uses one side of the car window antennas in a Volvo XC70. If you look at the connector, that you plug this adapter into, there are two antenna inputs. This adapter only uses on side. Reception is still pretty good, but would be nice if it used both antenna inputs. Also, if you have no AM reception after your install, see this forum post below. Blue wire to amp on a Volvo needs 10 Volts, not the 12 that is normal. This Blue wire is in the other wiring harness. http://www.volvo-forums.com/t15342-st-20-S60-am-radio-reception.htm This fix works. Hopefully Crutchfield comes up with a cleaner fix, as I have provided them with this info, so the next person does not have to all of the troubleshooting/internet searching I had to go thru to get ok AM reception, and improved FM reception.

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Crutchfield customer from New Washington, IN on 11/28/2017

2003 Volvo S60

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Great

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Fit Perfectly

Lee from FL on 9/4/2017

2004 Volvo S60

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Plugs right in

Pros: Fits

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Epping, NH on 8/27/2017

2006 Volvo V70

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Plug and play, no problems.

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 4/20/2017

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Awsome, just works

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Crutchfield customer from Englewood, CO on 3/14/2017

2004 Volvo XC70

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Achieved the desired result perfectly. It did drop one of the two incoming antenna wires from the factory stereo. What the difference is between those two, I don't know. I can't say I've noticed any degradation in signal quality.

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Functional and works well

Meep from SE USA on 1/31/2017

2009 Volvo S60

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you can't install an aftermarket HU into a volvo without this, unless you cut the factory antenna wire and add the standard antenna plug on to it instead. I'd choose the adapter as long as the cost isn't silly. This works well. Do note the volvos seem to have dual diveristy antennae; that feature is lost as this adapter just takes one antenna line and ignores the other.

Pros: can't easily install without this

Cons: none observed

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Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 10/21/2016

2006 Volvo S80

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Works great

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Great fit

amg89536 from Jacksonville, FL on 10/13/2016

2001 Volvo S40

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Just what you need. Easy installation.

Pros: Great quality

Cons: None

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Great buy!

Chris G from Saratoga Springs, NY on 7/26/2016

2001 Volvo V70

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Worked perfectly for my volvo! Plugged in perfectly to my 2001 Volvo V70 x/c

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Antenna adapter

Paul R from Paris Ky on 7/17/2016

2004 Volvo S80

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The only way to get the antenna to work on a Volvo and aftermarket stereo

Pros: Works perfect

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Perfect

Brandt from Brooklyn, NY on 7/9/2016

2004 Volvo XC70

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This adapter fits perfectly and was literally a snap to install. So glad to work with Crutchfield and have all of these adapters organized for purchase.

Pros: Snap fit. Perfect cable length.

Cons: None.

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It does what it does

Buddy from santa rosa, CA on 2/14/2016

2006 Volvo V70

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

Pros: FM

Cons: AM

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Works Great!

Adam L from Wisconsin on 1/11/2016

2004 Volvo S60

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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

sdduck from New Jersey on 1/3/2016

2004 Volvo V70

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Not much to it. Fit perfectly.

Pros: East to install.

Cons: None.

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Perfect fit

Rich H from California on 12/27/2015

2000 Volvo S80

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Perfect fit.

Pros: Perfect fit. Works great.

Cons: None

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Works just fine

BryanC from Florida on 12/21/2015

2006 Volvo S60

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Plug and play your radio

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

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Ben from Michigan on 12/7/2015

2002 Volvo V70

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Couldn't be any easier.

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: None.

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Easy Install/Not top quality

MillenniumFalconXC70 from Connecticut on 10/29/2015

2007 Volvo XC70

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

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the_mad_pumpkin from Hattiesburg, MS on 3/2/2015

2008 Volvo S60

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It works!

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

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from My pleasent sc on 9/15/2014

2004 Volvo V70

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Easy to plug in

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Plug it in

Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 9/1/2014

2005 Volvo XC70

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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.

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Good

Pohto from Tennessee on 7/6/2014

2006 Volvo S60

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Easy plug in works perfectly

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Brilliant

Rich in FL from West Palm Beach, FL on 5/30/2014

2005 Volvo XC70

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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!

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Great For Sirius Radio Installation

James from Madison, AL on 1/16/2014

2002 Volvo S60

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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

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Perfect signal

M P from Chesterfield, NJ on 9/21/2013

2005 Volvo S80

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

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Plug and play

Honda18252 from Tamaqua, pa on 9/16/2013

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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

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Antenna Adapter easy install

brianM from pompano beach, fl on 5/27/2013

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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.

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Connects to only one of the Antenna leads

04S60R from Central Ohio on 5/4/2013

2004 Volvo S60

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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

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Antennae adapter

Crutchfield customer from Oregon on 5/4/2013

2003 Volvo S60

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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.

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Perfect!

FrankG from Blacksburg, VA on 4/16/2013

2007 Volvo S60

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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.

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James H. from Jacksonville, FL on 9/25/2012

2001 Volvo S60

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Works as promised

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Ben from Danville,Ky on 6/28/2012

2001 Volvo S40

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Perfect fit

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Tony from Mamaroneck, NY on 6/4/2012

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Worked great!

Pros: Simple installation.

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broke

Kevin from Ellington CT on 4/25/2011

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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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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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required [ JDy  Sep 06, 2019 ]
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I assume it will installation much easier if required. [ Garfield  Aug 26, 2019 ]
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The gains of this radio change far outweighed the losses I had to sacrifice. This was a perfect choice with the advice and knowledgeable experience I received from Eric. The vehicle this will be for is a 2007 Volvo XC70, I choose to have an experienced installer do the work for me. [ DENNIS  Jul 09, 2019 ]
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Because it was suggested and free [ Robert  May 16, 2019 ]
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ur mum [ Adelmo  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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Because i have a volvo [ Christian  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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because it was recommended and I want to have everything I need to install the stereo properly. [ ROBERT  Jan 22, 2019 ]
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Ya know...I'm trusting Crutchfield to make the right recommendations as I know nothing about car stereos...this is a gift for my hubby. [ JOAN  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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This adapter is required to receive an FM signal. AM is received through a separate antenna and this adapter does not connect to that antenna. [ James  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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In case my antenna connection was different. [ C  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Needed for my install and recommended in the install package for the Volvo XC70 [ Karin  Dec 01, 2018 ]
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Because it was recommended, and since those money grubbing "take it to the dealer" crooks at Volvo can't do anything to standards so I'm sure it will be needed. [ Vincent  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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To listen to fm stations [ Steve  Aug 09, 2018 ]
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Good price! [ Raymond  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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Came with installation kit, figured it was required. [ Jim  May 26, 2018 ]
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Used an advisor (Chad) to determine the best radio (and accessories for installation) for my Volvo. He was patient, and a great help. Also directed me to a discount I qualified for. The radio itself had great reviews too. I've used Crutchfield for all my car stereo needs and not been disappointed. [ WILLIAM H  Apr 07, 2018 ]
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because its required for my car to listen to FM radio [ Jeremy  Mar 06, 2018 ]
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it came with package [ Keith  Feb 14, 2018 ]
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Levi, knew to add to order [ M  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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Part of the install kit. [ GARY  Dec 17, 2017 ]
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You do want to listen to the radio right?? Without this adapter you would have no radio. [ shizzavip  Dec 10, 2017 ]
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Need this [ CHANDRA  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Replacing factory unit in a Volvo. [ Benjamin F.  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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THIS ANTENNA ADAPTER WILL ACCEPT THE VOLVO ANTENNA CABLE CONNECTOR PLUG AND CONVERT TO MOTOROLA ANTENNA PLUG THAT WILL FIT ALMOST ANY AFTERMARKET RADIO HEAD UNIT. [ JOEL  Oct 22, 2017 ]
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Just in case I need it [ Carlo  Oct 19, 2017 ]
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I have had no problems with Crutchfield for over 15 years..extraordinarily satisfied customer. [ Richard  Aug 18, 2017 ]
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It was recommended [ JEFF  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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It was included as an add-on. Very cheap with the purchase of the head unit... It looks necessary to replace the the radio [ Aaron  Jul 24, 2017 ]
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Standard install piece for use of AM/FM/HD [ C  Jul 02, 2017 ]
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was recommended on purchase [ hailey  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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it was recommended by crutchfield as part of installation kit for stereo purchased [ Shea  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Complete installation [ Gaylord  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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Was recommended [ Dannie  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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Xr [ Mr.  Mar 22, 2017 ]
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Love jvc [ John  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Came with recommended parts. [ MILTON  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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Needed for proper radio function [ Michael  Feb 07, 2017 ]
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It was suggested by Crutchfield. [ R  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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It was needed & it works perfectly as an extension with the Coaxial Radio cable in my Volvo. [ Phillip  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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Volvo wire harness makes this a necessity. [ Richard  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Referred by Crutchfield as needed for my install. [ Ken  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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'twas free with the radio [ Tiina  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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it was recommended. [ Burhman  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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Upgrade [ Robert  Oct 20, 2016 ]
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I needed it [ David  Oct 16, 2016 ]
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Part of the installation [ frederick  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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Factory antenna requires this adapter in order to hook up aftermarket stereo... [ DONALD  May 30, 2016 ]
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Why did I choose this? well, it is part of the install kit needed for my car (at least that is what the website says)... so, if they say I'll need it to install my stereo and it is part of the kit... why wouldn't I purchase it? [ William  May 27, 2016 ]
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It came with the installation package for my car. [ Bruce  Apr 28, 2016 ]
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suggested with purchase. [ Peter  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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Effortless integration with the factory wiring. Works flawlessly - crisp, strong reception even in remote areas. [ Douglas  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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Great value. [ Chris  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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Use my factory antenna cable [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2015 ]
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1 question already asked

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Hi, I have a Volvo XC90 2004. Where does this plug in? I can't find a compatible plug behind the dash or in the amp. Help please!! Cheers. Jo
[ Joanne  Aug 07, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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Right behind the radio it's a square plug
[ Brian  Aug 08, 2015 ]
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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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