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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Works with select 1994-up Volkswagen and Audi vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

Item # 12040VW54

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$9.99

About the Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

In 1995-up Volkswagen Golf and Jetta vehicles, Volkswagen uses a non-standard antenna jack that won't work with your new replacement radio. This simple in-line adapter has a standard male Motorola antenna plug, and a female Volkswagen/Audi jack on the other. Just connect your VW antenna cable to the adapter, plug it into your new stereo, and you're good to go. 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:

  • VW/Audi/European vehicle antenna cable adapter

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Compatibility: The Metra AntennaWorks VW/Audio/European vehicle antenna adapter cable (40-VW54) converts the factory coaxial antenna plug of an amplified roof-mount antenna to a standard motorola connection for installation of an aftermarket car stereo head unit in select VW/Audio/European vehicles.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It was free, my favorite part about crutchfield [ Jonathan  Feb 15, 2019 ]
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Metra Antenna Adapters are reliable and work for the application to which they are designed. [ Fredrick  Feb 15, 2019 ]
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Levi [ Kenny  Jan 23, 2019 ]
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Need it to make radio work [ jeffrey  Jan 22, 2019 ]
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Because I wanted install to be easy. [ Michael  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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Free connectors are a great selling point!! [ Timothy  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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Recommend product [ William  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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free :) [ Rob  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Came free with stereo receiver. [ J  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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I thought I need this adapter? [ Ronald  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Because I needed it for my installation and it was included FREE! [ Matthew  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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Included free with radio [ Chris  Oct 14, 2018 ]
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Need it [ THOMAS  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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I've always shopped Crutchfield for auto stereo andnd speaker. They have great variety of car stereo and speakers. They have great price for there items. [ Carl  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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Needed for install [ Titus  Aug 28, 2018 ]
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It came with the stereo. Very handy. [ Lindsay  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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I want the stereo to receive radio stations and this is pretty much required for that. [ Toby  Jul 23, 2018 ]
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FREE [ Carlos  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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needed it [ Michael  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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I listen to the local radio for news, without this, my new deck wouldn't receive the local radio in the mountains. [ PETER  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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why advisors said i needed this item [ James  May 14, 2018 ]
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Needed to connect oem antenna to new headunit [ ben  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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I wanted to retain the ability to listen to the radio [ MATT  Mar 10, 2018 ]
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To adapt my antenna? [ Tara  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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used in another vehicle, very good reception with this adaptor [ JANET  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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It was recommended [ kandi  Feb 08, 2018 ]
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i wanted to use my am/fm radio sometimes [ jeffery  Jan 30, 2018 ]
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Fit my VW/Audi aftermarket installation. [ Rob  Jan 19, 2018 ]
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REQUIRED TO INSTALL AND CONNECT ANTENNA [ Sean  Jan 11, 2018 ]
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It is needed [ Edsel  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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i need it [ anthony  Dec 10, 2017 ]
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required [ David  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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Free offer at checkout. [ Rainer  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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Product recommended for installation of a new car stereo for my daughter's car. [ Mike  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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This was a bundled installation package that Crutchfield said was required. [ Raul  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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need for install [ Shawn  Nov 12, 2017 ]
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Want to use the steering wheel controls [ John  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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Needed it to adapt new Sirius radio antenna [ Charles  Oct 11, 2017 ]
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Came With Kit Needed For installation [ Christopher  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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required part [ Ryan C.  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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Ability to listen to the radio might be nice... [ Justin  Jul 27, 2017 ]
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Couldn't beat the price offered [ vincent  Jul 24, 2017 ]
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Required for install in Audi [ Matt  Jul 16, 2017 ]
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To make the installation smooth, like jazz. [ Keith  Jul 06, 2017 ]
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Needed for Aftermarket Unit in VW Vehicle for proper function of the powered antenna [ WALTER  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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Need it to make it work right! [ Derek  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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Part of the kit [ William  Jun 13, 2017 ]
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I bought this antenna adapter because I need this specific adapter to work with the double din touch screen radio to my 2006 Audi A4. I've heard great things about these products! [ Austin  May 20, 2017 ]
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included in the installation kit :) [ Troy  May 17, 2017 ]
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It was recommended (and included at no cost) for my vehicle. [ Lary  May 03, 2017 ]
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Clean connect [ WILLIAM  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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Needed to have a proper install on a 98 Audi A4 [ TUCKER  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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Required [ Scott  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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need this to install radio [ Joseph  Mar 31, 2017 ]
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I'll take it! [ Damion  Mar 29, 2017 ]
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For the dodge [ Michael  Mar 09, 2017 ]
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Cause you need it ! lol [ robert  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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included in kit [ Bryan  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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It was free with purchase and want to make sure I can hook up my antenna. [ NICHOLAS TROY  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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Those pesky antennas. Without a connection my Cabrio would have no HD. [ Freddy  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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A friend told me of crutchfield and they added everything to my order needed to install my daughters stereo, at way below the cost I expected! [ Steven  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Logan  Dec 30, 2016 ]
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My girlfriend has a 2002 Audi all road and she might want the radio at some point [ Jeffrey  Dec 13, 2016 ]
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Required for install [ Michael  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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Needed to listen AM-FM stations with aftermarket radio [ Luis R. Ortiz  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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recommended [ FREDERICK D  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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Because it said I needed it to adapt this radio. [ MrTom  Nov 30, 2016 ]
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convenience/package deal [ edmund  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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Can't use the factory antenna without it. [ Matthew  Nov 21, 2016 ]
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After research I have seen in many videos and reading into the factory parts for my 98 Jetta, I know I will be needing this adapter in order to listen to the radio. [ Jonathan  Oct 19, 2016 ]
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Absolutely required to use factory antenna with aftermarket stereo [ Jeremiah  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Came with the installation kit [ Carl  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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It fit [ Andrew  Sep 25, 2016 ]
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Includes antenna amp wire, and is required for am/fm on my aftermarket stereo. [ Bryan  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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NEED IT FOR MY CAR RADIO [ DARION M  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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necessary for connecting my power antenna to my new aftermarket head unit [ Patrick  Aug 29, 2016 ]
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makes the installation easier [ J  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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Gives extra slack in the wire [ andy  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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Obvious. [ Michael  Jul 07, 2016 ]
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Needed for installation [ Raul  Jun 27, 2016 ]
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It a must for type of car I own. [ Jose  Jun 25, 2016 ]
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This part was recommended by the website as something I would need specifically for my vehicle to install an aftermarket radio. It was only $10 and I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. [ Wade  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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I did a lot of research and it appears to be the perfect solution for installing an aftermarket HU with the factory antenna connection that came with a 2001 VW passat [ Zackary  May 24, 2016 ]
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Bought this because it was listed as an accessory and I didn't want to get into the installation job only to find I didn't have the right components to complete it. [ JOHN A  May 18, 2016 ]
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very good product [ Larry  May 16, 2016 ]
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Needed for vehicle [ Eric E.  May 04, 2016 ]
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just in case... [ james  May 03, 2016 ]
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It was included in the free installation kit. [ Ronald  Apr 24, 2016 ]
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No hassle installation for new unit. [ Richard  Apr 20, 2016 ]
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part of the accessories kit [ Mark  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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Need for Factory harness [ Michael  Apr 08, 2016 ]
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It's always a better choice when you don't have to cut any of the factory wiring. [ CAS  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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i need it to connect to the factory antenna [ Thomas  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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better reception [ Martin  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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made for my vehicle [ jorge  Feb 20, 2016 ]
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Needed it for the Volkswagen. [ A. McKay  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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needed to work with new head unit [ Stephen  Feb 01, 2016 ]
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better reception [ JESSE  Jan 21, 2016 ]
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excellent part is necessary for installation radio [ ABEL  Jan 14, 2016 ]
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It comes with the kit recommended by Crutchfield, It's free! [ norman  Jan 08, 2016 ]
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To adapt to antenna [ G  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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recommended to interface with VW Beetle [ DESIREE  Dec 13, 2015 ]
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1 question already asked

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Which wire do I need to connect the blue wire to from the antenna adapter? It has a 12v sticker on it, but I never got installation directions or anything to tell me where it goes...
[ soarindragon  Dec 27, 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 wiring connections. It will be specific to our vehicle. 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/.
[ Kenny  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff

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