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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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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
MFR #40-VW54

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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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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: Or try our online support center:
[ Kenny  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff

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