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Universal Window-mount Antenna

AM/FM replacement antenna

Item # 12044UA200

Want to replace that broken antenna?

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About the Universal Window-mount Antenna

Want to replace that broken antenna? This window-mount antenna offers a convenient solution for bringing crisp, static-free AM/FM reception to a wide variety of vehicles.

Want to replace that broken antenna? This window-mount antenna offers a convenient solution for bringing crisp, static-free AM/FM reception to a wide variety of vehicles.

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:

  • Glass-mount amplified antenna with 10" grounding cable and 94.75" cable (w/ male Motorola connector and 8.5" 12V cable)
  • Alcohol prep pad
  • Prying tool

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Application: This is a universal amplified antenna that can be used in applications where a conventional telescoping/power antenna is not desired. It is designed with separate amplifiers for the AM and FM bands, which improves the reception and gives you the maximum performance. You will have to supply the antenna with power using the 12V cable that is attached to the antenna cable. The antenna has self-adhesive pads on the bottom so you can mount it to any window in your vehicle. The antenna should be grounded to reduce any potential noise. A red LED confirms that the antenna is on. The package includes a plastic prying tool for removing the antenna when necessary.

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Customer Q&A

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Colt has recommended it to me... and also the reviews are good [ Jon   Feb 14, 2019 ]
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Long standing corp. [ John  Oct 27, 2018 ]
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Because the new deck I got, which I do like, doesnt get as good of radio reception as the last deck which overheated and the original deck that came with the car. What else is there to try? I was advised over chat and a phone call that this was the thing to try. To get my two favorite radio stations back. [ Christopher J.  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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It is for my excavator and won't get knocked off on the inside [ Russell  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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broken antenna on an older vehicle, we'll see if it works ! [ Theresa  May 30, 2018 ]
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The reviews from other customers and a broken in glass factory antenna [ Robert  May 22, 2018 ]
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My Kenwood system am/fm antenna was awful---even strong local stations barely came in. My mechanic will install and I'm hoping it works successfully [ James  May 03, 2018 ]
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Eric offered up this unit, and it will perfectly fit my needs in my new RV! [ DAVID C  Apr 28, 2018 ]
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Good price and looking to update old power antenna. [ Brian  Mar 24, 2018 ]
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I'm installing this under the roof of a golf cart. Works great. I had this for 5 years on my last cart. Friends with regular antennas would have music cut out in certain areas and mine played perfect. [ Richard  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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was looking for an antenna for a bbq trailer,adam suggested this one [ Andrew  Feb 26, 2018 ]
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I chose this particular Antenna because of the reviews it received from other customers, and because my vehicle has no Antenna currently.)) [ David Christope  Jan 23, 2018 ]
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Reasonable price [ Thomas  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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antenna on wife's van broke. need something to pick up the FM stations. [ JOSEPH  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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Factory Volvo antenna is not compatible with aftermarket stereos. [ Keil  Jul 05, 2017 ]
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My Sebring is a hard top convertible and with all the motions putting the top up and down, I felt this type of antennae was best. I have a Chrysler 300 Limousine that has the same kind for the rear stereo system and works well. [ Patrick  May 09, 2017 ]
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I'm trying to improve to sound quality of the factory FM radio with a different antenna [ Anthony  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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My adviser Norm said this unit has the most reviewed stars for an amplified antenna,and he gave me a good mounting tip.(mount it in the vertical position if possible). [ Jeffrey  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Good reception [ Boris  Feb 10, 2017 ]
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I did not choose this. [ LEO R  Feb 09, 2017 ]
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Easy to install [ Franklin  Feb 01, 2017 ]
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It got four stars so it sounds like it's a product that works well. [ Robert  Feb 01, 2017 ]
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Motorized antenna busted and I decided to add this to my new head unit instead of pay 100$ for a new, clunky external antenna. Hope it works! [ Eric D.  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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It was cheap and I needed a new antenna anyway [ Taylor  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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Needed it for race trailer [ Adam  Sep 19, 2016 ]
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not getting good ground on my standard steel antenna [ james  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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I have no antenna in my car [ luis  Aug 14, 2016 ]
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The antenna that was originally installed at the factory was part of the rear window defroster and stopped working. I installed this along the A-Pillar of my Subaru outback and have better reception than ever before! [ Stephen  Aug 12, 2016 ]
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I want it hidden.i hope reception is good. [ paul  Jul 31, 2016 ]
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Already have this installed. [ KENNETH L  Jul 19, 2016 ]
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The previous one I bought went out, does not work anymore. Please let me know if you offer extended warranties for this product? Thanks! [ Brian  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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I'm using a car radio in my man cave and needed a better antenna than one from a vehicle. [ Ken  Jun 14, 2016 ]
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I had looked at many types of antennas , Crutchfield had good reviews and pricing on the one I picked , I e-mailed the the company with some questions I had and received a quick response. Bill H. [ William S.  Apr 29, 2016 ]
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Need one that will work in my Lotus. Factory antenna not very good as it is located inside the body mounted horizontaly. [ Mr.  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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Upgrade antenna in a foreign car I stead of ordering a new factory or after market antenna. And easier install with better sound and station qaulity. Already have one my car. Works good [ Chris  Feb 05, 2016 ]
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Shaved antenna off of my J30 and wanted a system that would be discrete. I mounted this on the windshield near where the rear view mirror is and routed the cables through the headliner into the dash for power and signal to/from headunit. [ Josh S  Feb 04, 2016 ]
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This didn't work out very well for me. My antenna was shaved, so I thought this device would help. Not sure if it's the product or my stereo or what, just didn't work for me. [ Gary  Jan 28, 2016 ]
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fits the purpose, easy install, low price. [ H Carl  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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I chose this antenna for a 1955 Jeep that did not come with a factory antenna. When off-road, the fewer things you have that can get caught on low-hanging branches, and possibly be torn off the vehicle, the better. [ DanenG  Jan 01, 2016 ]
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OEM antenna is broken, and chose this based on a recommendation for a simpler installation. [ Ken  Dec 19, 2015 ]
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7 questions already asked

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How is this held in place? 2 way tape? Suction cups?
[ JeffinHudson  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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It has two adhesive pads on the reverse side of the antenna. When it is placed (only on the inside) of the vehicle, it will be hard to remove. So, make sure it is placed correctly at the spot you would like it to be.
[ Sandra  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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It comes with 2way tape. It has stayed in place so far. Antennae is awesome. I like to listen to am radio. This car could receive zero am stations with factory antennae. Now it receives as good or better reception than all my other vehicles. This antennae is well worth the twenty bucks.
[ David  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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Two way tape
[ Sean  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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2 way tape
[ Michael De  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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I used the tape that came with it but i put it on the metal above the glass to hide it. Works fine
[ Timothy  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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Had to retape it then it was good.
[ tommy  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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What is the length of the antenna and power cable? thanks
[ gene  Jun 21, 2018 ]
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Dont know the exact length but it was long enoughto run from dash to rear window of my pickup
[ Timothy  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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I don't remember the exact length but it's had enough cable to run without any problems
[ Barrick  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Tip to tip is approximately 13.5 inches. The cable is quite long. Plenty of cable left over from mounting behind rear view mirror, run along windshield trim, down A pillar, underneath to stereo head unit. I had to zip tie up the extra cable at the stereo.
[ Derek  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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I must be dense, but if you mount this at the top of your window behind the rearview mirror how do you hide the wires?
[ Larry  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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Hey Larry, I mounted the antenna on the back of the rear window and ran the wires up and underneath the window molding. I build cars for a living and have installed several stereos over the years and sometimes if you don't have a interior molding around the window, you can tuck the wire up underneath the headliner. hope this helps. Steve
[ steve  Dec 23, 2017 ]
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I do not mount it there. Though you could run the wires up the A-channel and come down from the headliner. I mount it hidden in the car but not under steel.
[ TW  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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If you mount it at the top of the window the only way to hide the wires is to run up into the headliner or around the top of the windshield. I actually mounted mine at the bottom of the window just above the defroster vent and run the wires down through the vent hole under the dash in my 1956 International pick up.
[ Rick  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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I want to install this on the inside of the rear window. Will aftermarket tint affect the reception?
[ Scott  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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I put mine in the front windshield at the top middle right behind my review mirror. So I never noticed it. My truck had the dark tinted strip along the top. It worked just fine. As long as the tint isn't the mirrors tint, I would not think it would bother the reception one bit. As far as the damaging the tint, it might if the antenna is ripped off.
[ Andrew  Feb 28, 2017 ]
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Can you connect this to a Y splitter as an add-on to the existing stock antenna?
[ ColoJim  Nov 30, 2015 ]
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No - from an engineering point of view because of the impedance mismatch. From a reality point of view it might work.
[ Randy  Dec 01, 2015 ]
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I'm trying to verify how this is supposed to be wired. The wire near the antenna jack, is that supposed to get 12v? Then the wire near the antenna itself, is that ground? I can't believe there are no instructions included.
[ Chris  Dec 30, 2014 ]
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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  Dec 31, 2014 ]  Staff
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where do you connect the vcc wire to? i have the ground short wire connect to the roof metal, but no idea where to connect the power
[ Alex  Dec 24, 2013 ]
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Alex, I attached the vww wire to the blue/white "antenna" wire on the back of your receiver's wiring harness to provide power to the antenna.
[ JEFFREY  Oct 03, 2014 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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/.
[ Jeff  Dec 24, 2013 ]  Staff
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