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Universal Antenna

Hideaway AM/FM car antenna

Item # 12044UA20

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or...

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About the Universal Antenna

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or all aftermarket car stereos. It delivers a strong, static-free signal and, thanks to its slim, hideaway design, it won't hog space on your dash. Installation is minimal, and leaves your hood with a clean, uncluttered look.

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or all aftermarket car stereos. It delivers a strong, static-free signal and, thanks to its slim, hideaway design, it won't hog space on your dash. Installation is minimal, and leaves your hood with a clean, uncluttered look.

The antenna wire has a standard male Motorola plug on one end, and includes a wire to connect to your stereo's power antenna turn-on lead. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: You might need an antenna adapter and tools to connect this antenna to your car's factory radio. Call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to make sure you get the right parts for your vehicle.

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What's in the box:

  • Universal amplified hideaway antenna (has 8.75' antenna cable with male Motorola connector)
  • Alcohol Prep Pad
  • Tube of Glue
  • 4 Plastic antenna cable mounts

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Overview: This is a universal amplified antenna that can be used in applications where a conventional telescoping/power antenna is not desired. It is designed for optimum AM/FM reception covering all broadcast radio bands. To install this antenna, no drilling or grounding is necessary (the radio must be properly grounded). The antenna has a self adhesive pad on the bottom of it so that you can mount it in nearly any remote location. There are also 4 plastic antenna cable mounts that you can use to secure the cable in place.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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My car does not have an antenna [ David  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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Current factory antenna in car is not working with Recently purchased radio from Crutchfield.. [ JP  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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Factory antenna broke bought this as a replacement [ Jose  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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bad antenna, needed quick fix, hope it works [ Gregory  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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I'm building a Hot Rod and didn't want the antenna showing. [ Robert  Aug 15, 2018 ]
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Money back. [ Larry  Aug 03, 2018 ]
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I bought this for my friend because he needed radio. I also found the installation of a stereo into his K-series GMC truck difficult so purchasing this product is going to make this SO simple. Thanks! [ ROBERT  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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I have a weak windshield antenna in a old Chevy truck. I want to see if it improves reception. [ Mark  Jun 16, 2018 ]
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Because I need an antenna duh [ James  Jun 08, 2018 ]
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cant find original adapter for 2007 audi a4 [ Tony  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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I have a 32 ford coupe with limited space, need a flush mount speaker and do not want an external antenna, want the car to be very streamlined. [ Jeffers  Jun 02, 2018 ]
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Needed AMFM antenna for aftermarket radio for my C6 Corvette [ Lawrence  May 29, 2018 ]
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Better reception [ RALPH  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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Works nice on custom cars if you don't want a nasty antenna sticking out [ Richard  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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Have a 1946 pick up truck, didn't want to mount an antenna [ Richard  Mar 27, 2018 ]
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putting it on a motorcycle and didn't want a antenna to mount to the fairing [ roger  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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Putting it on a motorcycle [ William  Feb 14, 2018 ]
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Putting it inside the fairing of a motorcycle where space is very limited. [ Gordon  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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I'm installing a stereo in a golf cart which has no provision for an antenna. [ SCOTT J  Oct 31, 2017 ]
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It's going in a place where a standard automotive antenna wouldn't work [ Mike  Oct 20, 2017 ]
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To replace stock antenna on my Harley [ PAUL D  Oct 02, 2017 ]
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for my motorcycle. [ S  May 17, 2017 ]
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The price was a lot less than I could buy locally. [ Jeffrey A.  Apr 13, 2017 ]
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Replace broken one. [ Gerald  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Crutchfield products have good reputation. [ Charles  Feb 04, 2017 ]
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I wanted a clean exterior on my 1975 International Scout. [ Stan  Jan 10, 2017 ]
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good stuff [ richard  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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Removed the factory one [ Ryan  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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Highly recommended product - factory antenna doesn't work so replacing it with this product. [ Kristin  Nov 06, 2016 ]
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price, ease of installation. [ REX F  Sep 01, 2016 ]
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I have a 1972 Datsun Pick-up, which didn't come with a stereo. I installed a CD head unit, and wanted to keep from drilling mounting holes into the body. Saw this and thought it would be perfect. [ CHARLES  Jul 27, 2016 ]
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Liked the technology associated with it. Will try and report. [ Isaac  Jul 12, 2016 ]
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install is in a cj7 jeep with new fenders and did not want to have an external antenna sticking out. [ DEAN  Jul 02, 2016 ]
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Didn't want to drill holes in the hotrod. Used these before and they worked great. [ Jonathan  May 13, 2016 ]
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My Subaru has an antenna that integrated into the rear window. The replacement was $130, and I'm not sure it would even be working correctly. So I got a nice simple replacement. [ Juan  Apr 21, 2016 ]
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i just think this antenna would hide better than the stock one i have. [ Heather  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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5 questions already asked

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if the length is shortened, will the reception/performance be affected?
[ Tammy  Jul 17, 2018 ]
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I think you can not shortened the length. I don't recommend to attempt to cut the cable. Fold carefully the part of it you don't need, avoiding to break it. I placed it near the visor and it worked very well. Wonderful reception. I hope you enjoy your experience.
[ David  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Hey Tammy, I am sorry I did not have a chance to install this device. I instead replaced the audio receiver/cd. I don't think it's a wise idea to shorten or alter the length of the coax, surly you can hide some of the extra length. Hope this helps...Good luck Anthony
[ Anthony Bacus  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Do you have to mount this on your windshield or can you put it out of sight under the dash somewhere?
[ Donald  May 03, 2016 ]
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BEst reception is outside the vehicle, above rear window is best. Inconspicuous. Or as another mentioned, behind rear view mirror.
[ Tony  Oct 18, 2016 ]
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I used this on our boat. Mounted it inside the glove box and it works very well.
[ Eugene  May 25, 2016 ]
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Mine is mounted under the dash and it works great.
[ Bennie  May 04, 2016 ]
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Is this ddesigned to be left behind the radio face? The way i read that what it sounds like. So I'm wondering if that is correct?
[ mandrew  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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You can mount it where ever you want in the vehicle
[ KYLE  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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it has a long cord to allow you to route it wherever you want. I ran mine across the bottom of the dash and concealed the cord up the passenger side pillar trim and out the top where I attached it to very top corner of the windshield to be as inconspicuous as possible
[ RICHARD  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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Where is this antenna designed to be mounted , inside vehicle or outside ?
[ Chris  Mar 28, 2015 ]
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It is an inside the window install. .I put it above the mirror. Works great and not even noticeable
[ MICHAEL K  Mar 29, 2015 ]
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Looking to use this on a motorcycle that has AM/FM and weather band. Would this work for WB too?
[ Marsha  Jan 25, 2014 ]
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I realize that this question is old enough that the answer will be irrelevant to the one who posted the question, however, in the interest of information for the benefit of posterity, no, this antenna should not work on the Weather (WX) band. The AM broadcast band spans from 530 to 1700 kHz (but who listens to AM anymore?). The FM broadcast band spans from 88 to 108 MHz. These are North American frequency bands. The NOAA Weather Radio frequencies are: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, and 162.550 MHz (FM), well above the broadcast spectrum. It is possible that if you are relatively close to one of the NWR transmitters, you could accidentally receive a signal, just as you might with a random length wire, but this antenna will not be an efficient nor reliable NWR receiving antenna, because it is not designed to be resonant at those frequencies.
[ Scott  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Where are you planning on sticking the end box to?
[ MICHAEL K  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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I regret to report that this device did not work in my 2002 BMW Harmon Kardan sound system. I received a refund from Crutchfield.
[ MARTHA  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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yes this worked well on my off road vehicle
[ JEREMY  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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I am not sure if it will work with the weather band. We only use it for AM/FM.
[ MARIO  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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