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Antenna Adapter

Works with select 2002-up vehicles with amplified antenna (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Overview

This adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable. 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.

This adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable. 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.

If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040EU20.

Includes Crutchfield's 60-Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

Absolutely required, easy to install.

Anonymous, Williamstown, NJ

What's in the Box:

  • Automotive antenna adapter with VW/Audi/European connector on one end and male Motorola and blue power wire on the other end
Reviews

Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(123 Reviews)

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Williamstown, NJ on 6/28/2017

2007 Volkswagen Touareg
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely required, easy to install.

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on 5/22/2017

2007 Kia Rio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was pleased that Crutchfield suggested this amplified antenna adapter. I didn't know it was necessary when I purchased the other after market install items. the antenna plugged right in and worked without issues. We installed an HD radio and the reception was great!

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Would Highly Recommend

Elisha from Tampa, FL on 4/26/2017

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this, along with the other recommended products, to install the Sony XAV-AX100 stereo head unit in my MK4 GTI and it made the whole process 100% easier. Install took less than an hour and the stereo works great.

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Easy and Perfect

Brett from Streator, IL on 4/26/2017

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great and is so simple to install

Pros: Easy to install Works amazing High quality Cheap Self explanatory

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works fine

Bill from Willowick, OH on 4/20/2017

2013 Chevrolet Spark
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy hookup

Pros: easy

Cons: none

Very Disappointing

David from Willow Grove, Pa on 4/20/2017

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I needed a duel amplified antenna and was sent this one. I paid good money to have the stereo installed and now have no am radio and the fm stations are all static. Now i have to buy the correct antenna and pay to have it installed. Very disappointing.

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necessary item to make antenna compatible

Derek from Kissimmee, FL on 4/13/2017

2013 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

necessary for your antenna

Pros: plug and play

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Not great reception

Anonymous from Davenport, FL on 4/5/2017

2016 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Has the proper connectivity for aftermarket radio to oem antenna. However, the radio reception is terrible on my pioneer 4200nex. The adapter? Or the radio?

Pros: Part works

Cons: Not good reception

Worked perfectly

David from Shelton, CT on 3/30/2017

2015 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2015 Ram 1500

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Peterborough, NH on 3/28/2017

Plug and play

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A need.

Greg from Maine on 3/17/2017

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good and necessarry for what I wanted.

Pros: Needed

Cons: None at this time

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Belleview, FL on 3/12/2017

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
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Great product

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Euro Antenna Adapter

Dwian from Charlevoix MI on 3/4/2017

2016 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Even one of the more expesive radio/CD/Bluetooth players needs the proper connections and Crutchfield provided it! My advisors were most helpful in helping us get this simple device ordered and helped our technician get it installed right. We live in a very rural area and getting any radio station was a challenge...let alone our favorite NPR station. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Worked to help us get our favorite radio station...

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Anchorage, AK on 2/27/2017

2013 Dodge Dart
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and brings great reception from the antenna

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Lynnwood, WA on 2/19/2017

2004 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amplified VW antenna, this thing with my new radio gets better reception that the stock unit with amplified antenna base.

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Works Fine

Jason from Benton, KY on 2/17/2017

2014 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as it should. Kinda bulky, and I don't quite understand having to hook up the blue antenna wire. But, it works fine.

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Simple Install

Patrick from Olympia, WA on 1/24/2017

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected, simple enough to install. Connect blue wire to a power antenna wire, then attach one end to the radio, and the other to the antenna.

Pros: Easy install

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Works great!

Aaron from Chattanooga, TN on 1/23/2017

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great.

Pros: Works

Cons: No instructions. Being new at this, I had to research what to do with the blue wire. Also the antenna wire in my car had two female ends, this only has one male end. It fit into one side of the car's dual female ends and works, so I guess it's right.

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/2017

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for VW's with a factory monsoon system and powered antenna. Works great and easy to install

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Antenna Adapter

Steve from Easton, PA on 1/11/2017

2016 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit DON'T FORGET TO ATTACH THE BLUE WIRE

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Antenna Adapter

Chris from Geneva, OH on 12/31/2016

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit no trouble installing

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Good product

Jessie from Baltimore, MD on 12/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Easy installation. Works as it should for adding an aftermarket radio to a 2010 camaro. Good reception.

Pros: Works, good fit

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Beaufort, SC on 12/8/2016

2015 Ram 1500
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I am afraid the radio does not pickup all the stations my stock radio did so I have to fault the adapter or the radio or both, so both it is. Ed

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Crutchfield response on 12/8/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Findlay, OH on 12/6/2016

2014 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Hh, FL on 12/1/2016

2007 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job easy to install

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Antenna Adapter

mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: fits well

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from 34711 on 10/30/2016

2015 Chevrolet Spark
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, once you figure out where the blue wire goes. Works great.

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Direct fit for BMW

Eric from Indianapolis, IN on 8/29/2016

2008 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tremendous improvement in reception.

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Works well

James from Canton, OH on 8/18/2016

2016 Chevrolet Sonic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product

Pros: Stations don't fade

Cons: None

Direct fit

Jack from Oakland, TN on 8/18/2016

2014 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugged it up and it worked as promised.

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Work fine

Paul from Hutchinson, MN on 8/2/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Esay hookup and it works

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Joseph from Red Boiling Springs TN on 7/18/2016

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

steraocd changer is sold to replace tuner in 2010 jetta tdi. Crutchfield admitted they do not have a match for antenna connection and also convinced me over phone that a sat antenna would solve my problem. that part will be returned

Pros: none

Cons: everything

Crutchfield response on 7/19/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good kit

LD from St Louis, MO on 6/26/2016

2013 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit works great. Easy to install.

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direct plug in simple to use.

Earl from Murphysboro, IL on 6/19/2016

2016 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

arrived quickly. This is super easy to hook up and works fine.

Pros: Easy to hook up

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Chico, CA on 6/16/2016

2002 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works flawlessly. Simple product. Used as part of my Pioneer AVH-3800 install. It came with a female connector on the power wire. This was not needed in my case but a quick snip and twist resolved that. There's not much to say as this product doesn't do much and there's no interaction with it after installation. It did need a little time to get it tucked into a non intrusive part of the dash but this is to be expected with this kind of work. No fault of the product.

Pros: Simple and easy to use. Installing took less than five minutes including taking out tools and everything. Comes with perfect wire length (More than long enough to do the job with extra slack but wasn't a hassle to tuck away). Clipped into factory antenna wire perfectly with a nice and solid connection. No flimsy plastic connections that leave me worrying about it coming undone.

Cons: Rather bulky capacitor in the middle. Was a little difficult to get tucked out of the way in my dash but was not an issue. I have a small car so everything is a hassle space wise. I liked the padding around whatever that cylinder is even if it is for piece of mind.

It does the job.

Ryan C from Jenkintown, PA on 6/13/2016

2014 Kia Soul
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does the job and I have crystal clear HD radio now.

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It works!

RE from San Mateo, CA on 6/2/2016

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My old setup in my VW Golf did not have the amplifier for the radio antenna and it gave me awful reception. Installed this sucker and the reception is great!

Pros: It works!

Cons:

Works, but more than I needed.

Ryan R from Olathe, KS on 6/1/2016

2015 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works perfectly but I didn't need the power lead as I don't have a power antenna

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Cons: Didn't need to pay for the power lead.

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Jackson, MI on 5/22/2016

2014 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good instructions

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2015 Ram 1500 Pickup Quad Cab antenna adapter

Jeremiah from Lincoln, CA on 4/20/2016

2015 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits perfectly. These adapters fit much more snug than the older antenna adapters that just accepted the stock male antenna.

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Did not fit in my 2011 Golf Base.

Greg M from yorba linda, CA on 3/22/2016

2011 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was supposed to fit my 2011 VW Golf Base, but did not. I had to reorder the EU 56 model with two connecters. Check your car before you order.

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Antenna Adapter

Johanovich from Fraser, MI on 3/6/2016

2006 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to Install. Works as it Should.

Pros: Easy to Install. Works as it Should.

Cons: None

Antenna adapter

Russ from Sparks, NV on 2/22/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great.

Pros: Worked as advertised, easy install.

Cons: None.

Does what it should

David D. from jacksonville, FL on 2/18/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used in my '03 Jetta. Simple swap-out and back to the tune-age.

Pros: Easy as pie

Cons: Didn't install itself. Kind of long, can be fun to tuck/hide. Elec. antennae wire needs to be tidied up.

Works as advertised.

Chatanika from Deltana, Alaska on 2/10/2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This antenna adapter enabled me to pull in FM radio signals from more the 100 miles away. Works as advertised.

Pros: Works great and easy to install.

Cons: None

Works perfectly

Rich F. from cumming, GA on 2/9/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit.

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: Directions do not differentiate between option A or option B so you have to call to determine if you use the option which included the extra blue wire

The radio actually picks up stations now...

Chris U from Georgia on 2/4/2016

2002 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After using the factory radio and previous owners attempts at wiring their aftermarket gear this item made all the difference. The head unit picks up stations perfectly and it works as advertised.

Pros: easy install, low price, works great

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Seems to do what it should

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It adapts, as it should. I'm not entirely sure why the blue wire came with a connector on it, but it was no big deal to snip off, strip, and crimp in a butt connector.

Pros: Makes it easy

Cons: Perhaps longer than it needs to be

Antenna Adapter

Bryan M from louisburg, KS on 1/21/2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use plug and play

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Works like a charm

ArwinR from Indiana on 1/18/2016

2008 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. It has a padded section around the metal part to prevent rattles.

Pros: Padded to prevent rattles

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter for VW

EricL from Illinois on 1/17/2016

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Good Solution

AlanA from South Carolina on 12/30/2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised, but please tell customers how to deal with multiple antenna connectors in the car. It wasn't covered in the instructions.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Update the instructions to deal with multiple antenna connectors.

Radio

Adam from Utah on 12/21/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

makes the radio work with the funky VW antenna connector

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Does the trick

Lawson from Seattle on 12/19/2015

2005 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works with Mk4 golf

Pros: Small

Cons: Could have a better connection. I used to tape to ensure it stays.

Antenna Adaptor

KP from New Hampshire on 12/3/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adaptor did not fit and delayed my radio use by 3 days. Not necessarily anyone's fault, but it had the wrong connection. If I knew I would have been more diligent about which connection my car had.

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Cons: Wrong adaptor.

improvement

Anonymous from Ohio on 10/18/2015

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can now receive a few more FM stations. Hallelujah!.. but still cant receive any AM stations. but I think it may have more to do with VW's notorious corrosion issues with their antennas.

Pros: better reception despite poor antenna.

Cons: large. difficult to tuck into radio compartment.

Works great

Cybergatekpr from Pa on 8/17/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugs right in, don't have power antenna so didn't need power cord for it.

Pros: Fits

Cons: Power antenna cord

Fantastic

Vincent from New Jersey on 6/3/2015

2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Connects right to the factory harness, and great quality product.

Pros: Works!

Cons: None!

It works but problems with the connector

Carl S from Texas on 5/26/2015

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this adapter for a 2012 Chevy Sonic. On the back of the factory radio is an antenna connector the FM antenna and the On-Star antenna. There is no label to help you distinguish which one is which. Also, the keying on the connector for this adapter did not match either of the two antenna connectors. 30 seconds with a utility knife will fix this problem but you still need to use trial and error to figure out which on to connect this adapter to. For my vehicle ( i think this will work with a 2012 cruze as well) the two connectors were black and tan. I think the black connector was for FM and the tan connector was for the on star. This is an amplified antenna so you need to connect it to the blue power (+12v when the ignitiion is on) line from the radio or wiring kit.

Pros: It worked once installed

Cons: Any kind of instructions would have been nice.

Crutchfield response on 5/27/2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working!

Works As Described

Uburamba from Waterford, MI on 5/14/2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as specified. The instructions are a bit scarce, but OK.

Pros: Works as specified.

Cons:

Antenna adapter for VW aftermarket radio

Erik from Jacksonville, FL on 5/1/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter will not completely work on your VW. My 2006 Jetta TDI has two antenna feeds from the in windshield radio antenna. This adapter allows you to plug in only one of the antenna feeds. I ended up purchasing separately the Enfig AAA-VWAUD4 amplified antenna adapter, which allows both antenna connectors to be fed to the aftermarket radio. Check the internet and you will see what it looks like.

Pros: None.

Cons: Doesn't really work -- gets half of the antenna input.

Works Great

Tim H from St Paul, MN on 3/26/2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure if it is this or the Pioneer radio, but my reveption is way better than stock

Pros: Better reception

Cons: None

It works

Jason from Atlanta, Georgia on 2/25/2015

2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After confirming the appropriate connections with Crutchfield tech support, this part allowed me to connect the factory antenna to an aftermarket Pioneer head unit. Works perfectly and I've noticed no degradation in signal in the switch from the factory unit to the Pioneer.

Pros: Easy to install with advice from tech support, works as advertised

Cons: None

Not the correct adapter for newer VWs

Darren from Texas on 1/25/2015

2013 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Be warned that if you have a newer VW, at least a MK6 Golf/GTI platform VW, this is NOT the correct adapter to use despite Crutchfield saying it is recommended for my car. Newer VWs have Dual FAKRA antenna outputs. This adapter only has a single connector. So you have to pick one of the two antennas to use. One antenna will give you no AM reception and very good FM reception, the other will give great AM reception but mediocre FM reception. Furthermore, you have to grind down the nubs on the adapter to make it fit into the factory connector. Other companies sell the correct antenna adapter that support the Dual FAKRA inputs; I recommend that you throw this one away if you received it as a freebie. Crutchfield, please source a proper antenna adapter from one of the other 3rd party suppliers who sell them.

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Crutchfield response on 2/23/2015 Thanks for your comments about using this in your GTI. Our Vehicle Research Team looked into it and discovered that the 12040EU56 would be a better choice of antenna adapter. We have updated our database to reflect this.

VW antenna

Todd F from Colorado on 1/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect

Pros: works great

Cons: none

Highly recommended

GP from Plainview, New York on 11/10/2014

2004 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came free w my radio! Awesome solution for a real problem

Pros: Free! And easy to install

Cons: None

worked great

Jetta tdi from Scotch Plains, NJ on 8/3/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as it should

Pros: All

Cons: None

Works as advertised

anon from Vancouver, BC on 6/20/2014

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No complaints. Radio reception is just as good as the original. I connected the power line to the constant 12v going to the new deck.

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Nice

TB from Holland, MI on 6/2/2014

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great with the factory antenna of my VW Passat.

Pros: Perfect fit, easy to install

Cons: Ground attachment not very robust

Must have

John C from Owasso on 5/26/2014

2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to have to up grade from factory.

Pros: snap together

Cons: none

It works!

carytown from Richmond VA on 5/8/2014

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly on my 2003 Golf. The whip antennas on this vehicle need an antenna amplifier.

Pros: Long cord for lots of reach and routing flexibility

Cons: none

Great

Twan from Winter Garden, FL on 3/21/2014

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Houston, TX on 3/12/2014

2008 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Stupid easy. just plug it in and go!

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Antenna adapter

ShawnW from Henrico, Va on 2/17/2014

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly simple install, radio works as well as it did before the upgrade. Only difficulty is finding a place for all the wires from this and the new harness.

Pros: Easy quick install

Cons: Finding space for all the wires

awesomeness

DillonC from Reidsville, NC on 2/1/2014

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can pick up more stations now than I could before. Easy plug and play, the only thing is its so long, you have to wrap the wires in a loop and tuck them away

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: Size and length

Antenna Adapter

vinnyy from NY on 1/24/2014

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to use

Pros: easy to use

Cons:

Antenna Adaptor for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Marc M from Manchester, NH on 1/22/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the life of me, I couldn't get the antenna adaptor to stay secure to the antenna lead. They went together, but there was nothing to really secure the two parts. I ended up wire-tying the antenna lead to the plastic flange on the adaptor in order to secure them - hopefully it stays put!

Pros: Works when I finally got it attached

Cons: Wouldn't secure to antenna lead

Simply and trivially does its essential job

bobatious from near Seattle, WA on 1/15/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once wired correctly, this adapts and amplifies the 50 ohm connection to the car's antenna with proprietary connector, to the 75 ohm connection with usual motorola-style car jack in the aftermarket head unit. It works well and the resulting reception is at least as good as with the factory (VW Monsoon) radio, which did this internally.

Pros: Simple, works well.

Cons: None - does require power connection to do its (amplification) job

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from vashon, wa on 1/3/2014

2008 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install - works as advertised

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Easy Install

SamK from Petal, MS on 12/3/2013

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play....'nuff said about that. Everything works

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

gersumabat from San Diego, CA on 12/3/2013

2008 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the job

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Not sure if it's amplifying or attenuating some of my stations, still checking

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Aguanga, ca on 11/27/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The end that was supposed to fit into the antennae wire didn't fit. I had to remove the cap and tape it.

Pros: appears to do the job.

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Stay away

Dan M from Boulder, CO on 11/24/2013

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolute junk. I have no AM reception and very poor FM reception. It's particularly bad as the factory antenna works VERY well. I can't understand why Crutchfield would carry this junk!

Pros: None.

Cons: Absolutely everything!

Crutchfield response on 11/26/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works fine

Hunter from Baton Rouge, LA on 11/10/2013

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Nice product

Jeremy from Tehachapi on 9/15/2013

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product easy to install

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Could have been shorter. Too much extra to tuck back in dash

very good adapter

Anonymous from attleboro,ma. on 9/10/2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy connected to oem. antenna.

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antenna adapter

jeff h from augusta ga on 9/8/2013

2007 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit. No questions asked. Makes the radio sound perfect

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Antenna Adapter 2005 Touareg

Thomas on 8/27/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well. No problems at all

Pros: You have to have it and it works fine

Cons: Really, none

A must

Gmoney from Ft Washington on 7/25/2013

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio works great with it

Pros: Picks up all stations

Cons: None

Just plugged right in.

Leo from Las Vegas, NV on 7/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great FM reception with the built in amp.

Pros: Plug and play.

Cons: None

Awsome

Mike from Plymouth, CT on 7/10/2013

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Need this to receive radio stations.

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Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from summerville, sc on 7/2/2013

2008 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product.

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Antenna Adapter

Neto from Brooklyn ,NY on 6/23/2013

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked awesome!

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Antenna Adapter

Justin c from dewitt, NY on 5/12/2013

2004 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Torrance, CA on 4/21/2013

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works perfectly on my aftermarket stereo.

Pros:

Cons: None

2005 Jetta

Peter T from McCloud California on 3/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter worked without issue. Radio seems to pick up better reseption.

Pros: Works well

Cons: No issues.

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from San Jose, CA on 12/21/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy as 1,2,3....

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Love it!!!

M1k3 from Tracy, ca. on 8/29/2012

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ez install recepton better than before!!!

Pros: Ez install

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter

Antenna Adapter from Miami florida on 8/26/2012

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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Good, very good

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Plug & Play !

P. Jones from Syracuse , NY on 6/18/2012

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just plug in your factory antenna to one end , and the other to your new stereo back , and good to go .

Pros: Simple .

Cons: None at all .

No instructions

Anonymous from New York on 6/15/2012

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
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I'm not a mechanic, but I wanted to install my stereo myself. I'd never done anything like that before. This adaptor didn't come with any instructions, and while it didn't end up being hard to figure out, I would've appreciated some direction. Besides that, everything sounds great and comes in perfectly.

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Bad

Anonymous from Delaware on 5/25/2012

2011 Volkswagen GTI
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Of the 4 stations I listened to with no reception problems I only get 1 now. I ended up buying a different adapter to use that has the dual plug.

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Cons: Didn't work

2003 Volkswagen

jansjetta from Grand Junction CO on 3/27/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Free with radio purchase and works perfectly, had to cut blue wire connector off to solder directly to head unit wiring.

Pros: Works. Antenna works as well as it ever did.

Cons: Not a custom application, but is simple to install.

Antenna Adapter

Omar from Boston/Brooklyn on 3/20/2012

2006 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was able to use my factory antenna cable connected to this unit that converts it to be able to connect to my after market radio.

Pros: It works

Cons: None really

Must Have

Jay from Indianapolis on 1/23/2012

2003 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to have this adapter as I was hooking up HD radio and regular am/fm. So far It seems to be doing the job. I don't believe it improves my reception at all but I had to have it and it seems to do what it's supposed to. I wish it wasn't so large I had to shove this behind my stereo in the dash and it was just to awkward and big. 03 passat W8

Pros: works

Cons: oversized

Works great

swil from gilbert, az on 1/22/2012

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as designed, no issues

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Antenna Adapter

Matt W. from Dallas, TX on 10/2/2011

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good, but the power wire had to be spliced into the harness

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Does the job

Stace from Chicago, IL on 8/8/2011

2008 Volkswagen Eos
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Used this in my VW Eos. Thing is, my factory had *two* antenna leads. This is only a single one. I've seen a double-adapter but couldn't find one in the US. This seems to work okay, but I can't help but think my reception is suffering a little. I don't listen to radio much beyond NPR these days anyway.

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It works

Mitch from Atlanta, GA on 4/29/2011

2007 Volkswagen Passat
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This antenna worked perfectly for my 2007 VW Passat. The only reason I am knocking off a star is due to its design (& no fault of Crutchfield). Attaching it is simple as pie, but I found if you need to disconnect it for some reason, it was a REAL challenge & a bear to do so. You also have to be very careful not to strip it when trying to disconnect it. Other than this, it works great and radio reception was good.

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Antenna Adapter

FredP from Pinckney MI on 3/7/2011

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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Easy, works great.

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Antenna Adapter

dbg from Charlotte, NC on 1/31/2011

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
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Fits and works perfectly.

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Seems to work fine

Luke from Monterey, CA on 8/7/2010

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this for my 2006 Jetta. It installed pretty easily except that the connection part to the factory antenna didn't quite fit. The small tabs on the black piece weren't quite the right size. I did make sure that I got the right connection because I have satellite antenna as well. After connecting the blue wire to the antenna power source off the radio wiring harness I got a crystal clear signal and everything worked great.

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Antenna works fine

Artfield from Rochester, NY on 8/24/2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

VW roof antennas cannot stand up to carwashes - I've had 4 so far. When that happens I lose my NPR (AM), so I was careful to maintain the signal. I noticed a 'flea clip' on the end of the antenna lead, so I wired the blue wire from the radio to the adapter, snapped the clip into the empty corresponding space in the adapter and the antenna works fine. I'm certain that the signal is stronger than with the o.e.m. setup. Unfortunately its increased sensitivity picks up some alternator rf on AM. Mu metal, anyone? This device works well.

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Antenna Adapter

TurboPepe from Independence, IA, USA on 5/18/2009

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
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Had to experiment with where to hook up the the wire. Both my factory harness and the new stereo have a blue wire, hooking them all together didn't work. Ended up with adaptor wire and new stereo wire providing best reception in my VW.

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Works, as long as you know where to hook up blue wire.

Ritchm from Portland, OR on 2/16/2009

2003 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Car-2003 VW GTI I got this as part of an installation kit for a new stereo. First off, there were no specific directions on where to hook up the blue wire. In my case, the harness adapter Crutchfield provided had a blue wire that was labeled antenna and the stereo also had a blue wire for a power antenna. I made the mistake of hooking it up to the harness first. This gave me FM reception, but no AM. I managed to get a volt meter on the wire while the stereo was on and it didn't have any voltage. I also checked the blue wire from the stereo at this time, and it had 12v on it. I had to pull everything back out so that I could solder it to the blue wire from the stereo, then I got both AM and FM reception after that.

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It works

Pietro from Tampa, Fl on 2/4/2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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The item did exactly what I needd it to do. I just wish Crutchfield would have let me know that I needed this product when I ordered teh Sirius hard wire installation kit for 2003 Jetta.

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Antenna Adapter

Allen from Northern California on 9/22/2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One thing that worked fine for me is this antenna. I didn't experience the things that other reviewers had (phew!). I have a 03 Jetta with Pioneer DEH-P3000IB from Crutchfield - the tech support guy actually told me to hook the blue wire to the mystery wire on the harness. (note: there are ground, power, and speakers - those are self explanatory. There's a suspicious one that I haven't the slightest idea what it's talking about -- but Crutchfield said to hook that to the blue wire from antenna.) I was able to get AM and FM just fine... maybe it's picky about the radio or model year that goes with it?

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Antenna Adapter

Harry from Beeville, TX on 4/12/2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works very well. I followed one of the reviews and did not hook up the blue wire when I installed the radio on Thursday night. I had no AM radio reception. This morning I pulled the radio out , removed the blue wire mounting clip, and tied it into the factory and Crutchfield supplied harness antenna power wire (blue w/white stripe). I now receive the AM signal better than I did with the factory radio.

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Antenna Adapter

shane from sierra vista ,az on 3/24/2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i got this for my vw jetta 03.....cant tune a thing in......funny the old way,i got all the staion in my town.

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No Signal

Dave from Cleveland, OH on 4/9/2007

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
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While this may fit my car, I have lost a majority of FM and AM radio stations. I spend all of my driving time in the city and yet the signal is very very weak.

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Correct for Mini...except!

Lewis from Half Moon Bay, CA on 12/27/2006

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DO NOT connect the 12V blue wire!!! If you do, AM will not work. Otherwise the adapter works fine. I rated this 2 stars since I had to search the web to find out why AM was not working on my new radio. Hopefully, this review will save someone else time that I wasted getting AM to work.

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Get this

Jay from tampa, fl on 3/3/2006

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Got this part for a 2002 vw jetta and its a perfect fit. Highly recommended.

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Euro antenna adapter

cdagostino from Fort Wayne, IN on 2/20/2006

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
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This Euro antenna adapter is the perfect fit for my ride. Highly recommend for any Euro enthusiast.

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Features

Compatibility: This antenna adapter allows you to convert the connection for an amplified antenna in selected Volkswagens, Audis, and other European-made vehicles to a standard Motorola (Universal) connection. The adapter works with 2002 and up Volkswagen, Audi, Mini, and other European factory amplified antenna connectors with the mini-style plug and power connection. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector for compatibility with your vehicle.

For FM Modulators: If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040EU20.

Dimensions:

  • Male Motorola (Universal) Plug: Length= 2"
  • European Mini-Style Antenna Connector: Length= 0.492", Width= 0.472", Height= 0.437"
  • Coax Cable Length: 12.75"
  • In-line Power Module: Length=2.89:, Diameter=1" foam uncompressed / 0.685" foam compressed
  • Blue Power Wire: 13" from module to metal connector

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Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

It was recommended in the install kit[ SCOTT  Sep 13, 2017 ]
It came in a kit designed to contain everything I need to transition to the new unit.[ Victor  Sep 05, 2017 ]
Suggested by sales agent[ Eddy  Aug 29, 2017 ]
a local store gave me an antenna adapter that didn't have a power wire and it didn't work well. replaced it with this adapter and haven't had a problem since.[ Keith  Aug 12, 2017 ]
I need new one for radio I purchased for you I was sent wrong adapter kit my fault I gave wrong information on car[ Kenneth  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Need for my 2016 Dart[ Winford  Aug 07, 2017 ]
recomanded by you[ W  Aug 04, 2017 ]
upgrading disgusting factory receiver.[ Stephane  Jul 31, 2017 ]
Alpine rocks[ Jennie  Jul 27, 2017 ]
Plug and play unit seemed like the better option than splicing antenna wires.[ MATTHEW D  Jul 24, 2017 ]
i need it[ Isaac Tyler  Jul 08, 2017 ]
CJ recommended it![ Christopher  Jun 24, 2017 ]
Easy Install.[ TERRY L  Jun 22, 2017 ]
I was told I needed it[ Luke  Jun 20, 2017 ]
need this for my radio due to me upgrading it[ John  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Made the connection from the radio to the original powered antenna a snap![ GIANPAOLO  Jun 15, 2017 ]
It comes with the kit[ ALBERTO  Jun 12, 2017 ]
To properly connect the antenna.[ Chris  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Came in the bundle[ Brandon  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Allows connection of my factory antenna to the aftermarket radio.[ Scott E.  May 28, 2017 ]
Perfect fit[ RICHARD  May 21, 2017 ]
needed for install[ Richard  May 18, 2017 ]
I am pretty sure I need this for my 2006 Jetta TDI[ Rhonda  May 08, 2017 ]
cause i need it[ michael  May 05, 2017 ]
Cause it was necessary[ Nathan  May 04, 2017 ]
Most makes from 99-06 VW's have powered signal amplification with Monsoon stereo so needed for install[ David  May 01, 2017 ]
Makes install easier![ eddie  Apr 30, 2017 ]
because i need it[ Chad  Apr 28, 2017 ]
It was recommened[ Novakain  Apr 26, 2017 ]
For the price[ Richard  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Needed[ Troy  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Because you recommended it? [ Mark  Mar 21, 2017 ]
It was part of the required kit for my vehicle which has an antenna.[ James  Mar 13, 2017 ]
needed[ ROSS  Mar 08, 2017 ]
reviews[ robert  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Came w kit[ M  Feb 20, 2017 ]
It is necessary due to the factory antenna connection on the 2010 WV jetta.[ tod  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Recommended[ Matt  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Part of the installation package[ Jeremy  Jan 13, 2017 ]
needed it for proper install[ Ryan  Jan 12, 2017 ]
needed it[ Beth  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Recommend[ MICHAEL  Dec 31, 2016 ]
so that my radio will work[ Danny  Dec 28, 2016 ]
IT WAS ON MY SCREEN AS PART OF A KIT? [ JAMES R.  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Advisor said it would be needed for my installation[ Carl  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Buddy Recommended it[ Lawrence A.  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Reviews, and reputation of crutchfield .[ curt  Dec 10, 2016 ]
They recommended it[ Ben  Dec 05, 2016 ]
So the antenna would work.[ Spencer  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Needed for proper connection of antenna[ Frederick  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Recommended with installation kit[ Beth  Nov 27, 2016 ]
needed[ Chrisyln M.  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Part of package that was recommended[ SANJAY  Nov 20, 2016 ]
Recommended for a self install and I assume it's needed.[ William  Nov 08, 2016 ]
need it to make my radio work in my car[ rob  Nov 03, 2016 ]
so I could see when package was here[ Chans  Oct 27, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield[ Zona  Oct 20, 2016 ]
I don't know, did I need this, really? [ DAVID  Oct 18, 2016 ]
NEEDED IT[ NELSON  Oct 01, 2016 ]
Adapt the factory antenna over to any aftermarket head unit[ Travis  Sep 22, 2016 ]
It's what fits[ Brian  Sep 17, 2016 ]
So I could listen to the radio with my new radio system[ William  Sep 15, 2016 ]
required[ David  Sep 12, 2016 ]
Very knowledgeable staff to answer my questions[ MIKE  Sep 08, 2016 ]
it fit[ Chris  Sep 07, 2016 ]
Customer service rep said I needed it for the installation in my rabbit.[ Richard  Sep 05, 2016 ]
Because you recommended it for the installation.[ Mark  Sep 04, 2016 ]
Recommended by crutchfield adviser, ChadChad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=24[ Derrick  Sep 02, 2016 ]
Needed it to install the stereo I purchased.[ Steven  Sep 01, 2016 ]
truck[ ed  Aug 22, 2016 ]
might be needed[ Robert  Aug 14, 2016 ]
I have used this brand adapter before and they have always done the job.[ Billy Jack  Jul 31, 2016 ]
Need it[ Keaton  Jul 27, 2016 ]
Plug n play. Cleaner install. Easier to return the car back to stock if I had to.[ MARLON T  Jul 08, 2016 ]
German cars have a different antenna connecter than most adapters.[ Brandon  Jul 08, 2016 ]
Radio was installed without anything connected. Had to buy the harness and antenna adapter to get everything working.[ Nicholas  Jun 27, 2016 ]
To install my new radio in my 2014 Kia Soul.[ Ryan Coleman  Jun 09, 2016 ]
Need for aftermarket radio[ Kenneth  Jun 06, 2016 ]
I need it to hook up the new radio to my antenna[ Daniel  May 31, 2016 ]
Advisor recommend[ Jason  May 20, 2016 ]
required[ JOE  May 12, 2016 ]
ease of installation.[ ray  May 11, 2016 ]
Required to get radio reception with aftermarket head units on my car.[ Brian  May 10, 2016 ]
So i can listen to the radio clearly.[ Tristan Michael  May 04, 2016 ]
It is easier to accept the discount than search elsewhere for one.[ Curtis  Apr 17, 2016 ]
It's required for the Pioneer head unit I chose to adapt to my 2011 Cruze's factory antenna. Simple as that. :) [ Dustin  Apr 17, 2016 ]
It was needed for a complete install[ mark  Apr 16, 2016 ]
its needed for my car[ Walter  Apr 14, 2016 ]
Necessary for my connection[ Andrew  Apr 13, 2016 ]
Because the factory antenna connection will not work with an aftermarket radio.[ John  Apr 12, 2016 ]
It was the only one available that fits my Jetta. :) [ Trevor  Apr 12, 2016 ]
Aftermarket receiver[ mike  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Wanted to be sure the installation went smoothly.[ Gerry  Mar 20, 2016 ]
Wanted a complete setup[ Broderick  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Recommended for my stereo[ Guillermo  Mar 10, 2016 ]
needed for 2014 Camaro[ Michael  Mar 07, 2016 ]
Because the factory antenna plug doesn't mate up to the new radio I'm installing.[ Steven  Mar 06, 2016 ]
I like to have radio stations[ Richard  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Needed it for easy install.[ MATTHEW  Feb 12, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield to install the aftermarket radio.[ Eric  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Connecting a 2015 Fiat 500 to a Pioneer 4100nex[ Paul  Jan 19, 2016 ]
plug&play[ NICHOLAS A  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Factory compatibility.[ Matthew William  Jan 08, 2016 ]
Required to connect to factory antenna.[ John  Dec 30, 2015 ]
The radio antenna adapter is essential for full functionality with a replacement radio or radio upgrade.[ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
The nice thing about Crutchfield is that they tell you what you need up front. Nothing worse than having to wait for a part you didn't know you needed...[ John  Dec 22, 2015 ]
Who doesn't like listening to the radio it's a must buy![ Steven  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Needed this adapter,to make my new head unit,function/plug into my existing antenna[ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Stone informed me I needed this[ Matthew  Dec 14, 2015 ]
It was recommended.[ Frank  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Part of the package[ Clayton  Dec 03, 2015 ]

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Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. 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.[ Kenny  May 03, 2017 ]  Staff
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.[ Krissy  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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