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Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Works with select 2006-up Subaru vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Overview

This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in select 2006-up Subaru vehicles. The adapter has a Subaru female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other.

This antenna adapter lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable in select 2006-up Subaru vehicles. The adapter has a Subaru female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other.

You'll also need this Subaru adapter if you are connecting an FM modulator to your factory radio. Warranty: 60 days.

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What's in the Box:

  • Subaru antenna extension
Reviews

Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(20 Reviews)

Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Jeremy from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/18/2017

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues!

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Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Justin A. from 19008 on 4/5/2017

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple product, plug and a play. I get some static on on station. Not sure if its do to this product or operator error. I did not have that issue with my previous radio.

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Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Mike from Utica, NY on 1/24/2017

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well

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It works.

Donovan from Lake Oswego, OR on 1/21/2017

2009 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works perfectly, nuff said.

Pros: It works and plugs right in.

Cons: Cord could be shorter for an adapter who's stock plug goes right up to the back of a stock stereo.

Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Linda from Harrisburg, PA on 1/15/2017

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must-have when installing a new head unit. It fits well and was somewhat easy to install. The antenna plug is buried at the bottom of the dash cavity and was a real pain to get to, but once I found it I had no problem plugging this one in. Not sure about the reception yet - it seemed to be a bit weaker than the OEM one. I had some unexpected signal fade-out while driving around town.

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It works

John from Aliquippa, Pa on 1/9/2017

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does the job. Odd location for the antenna plug on these later Subies. Getting the old one out was a lot harder than plugging in this new connector.

Pros: It fits and it's long enough.

Cons: None.

Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from West Linn, OR on 12/22/2016

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly

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Works but weak signal

Brian from Downey, CA on 12/12/2016

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, plenty of length to reach the odd factory location in a Subaru, but the FM reception is weak.

Pros: More than enough length, plug and play

Cons: weak FM reception, certain area's where I used to get good reception are now fuzzy

Works as expected

Steve from Lewisville, NC on 7/30/2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and works as expected.

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Works well. A bit short.

Kustom Kid from Ft Wayne, IN on 4/11/2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This works as intended. It's about half an inch shorter than I would prefer, but that's being nitpicky. I had to hold the head unit up to the installation point and connect this last before seating it into the slot. I'm not sure on the range yet, but it does pick up a low power station from about 20 miles away. Also, I noticed there's only one wire with this plug, but the factory had two. That may affect performance, but only time will tell.

Pros: Plug and Play. Ridiculously simple.

Cons: A tad too short for my liking, but it works fine.

Yep it fits a 2015 Crosstrek

Robert H from Austin, TX on 4/4/2016

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was replacing the factory head unit in my 2015 Crosstrek. Looking a the factory cabling there's a connector that identical to what's used in a Lexus. So you would think that you need a Lexus to Motorola adapter. But if you follow the cable back you'll see that is actually an adapter cable too. Get rid of it. Use this one.

Pros: Does what its supposed to do. Length is just right.

Cons: None worth mentioning.

Metra Antenna Adapter for Subaru Outback

Jonathan from waipahu, HI on 2/5/2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy set up. Fit for my 2011 Subaru Outback

Pros: Easy installation. Pretty much plug in and that's it. Did exactly what it was designed for.

Cons: None.

OK

SemiMBA from Fremont, CA on 7/18/2014

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't support the Subaru connector fully

Pros: 1. Free with purchase (not really free, it is part of the purchase)

Cons: 1. Too short

Great but not enough

Corey from Sykesville, Md on 4/21/2014

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great bolt in product but the reception of the radio stations are not as great as factory. One flaw in the product is that I have noticed is that the factory radio and connector has two wires and the adaptor only has one. I would recommend this adaptor if you live in or close to a city because reception is flawless but outside more that 20 miles, the signal goes in and out.

Pros: Bolt in, Quick shipping

Cons: Reception is not the best outside the city

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Phantomsfbw from Annapolis, MD on 8/13/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have a Subaru and replacing the head unit, this will keep you from having to completely replace your antenna. Save your self some time and get it if your vehicle calls for one of these.

Pros: Easy to install - saves time.

Cons: None

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gotkimchi from Eastbay, Norcal on 7/27/2013

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks Crutchfield for the Subaru Antenna Adapter. It was a perfect length and fit.

Pros: If you want to go with an aftermarket radio, you will need this Subaru Antenna Adapter. The length was perfect.

Cons: none.

Works, but a little short

cipher_nemo from State College, PA on 10/22/2012

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit and works fine, but it's a little short. They really don't give you enough length, making install more of a pain. I had to attach this cable last since it was the shortest cable of my ENTIRE build. In other words I had to hold up the entire DIN adapter with my head-unit and Audio Control EQ with one hand while connecting this antenna cable with another. I couldn't rest the assembly on top of the shifter like I did with other cables.

Pros: Works

Cons: Length

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CW from Morgan, UT on 5/25/2012

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

Nice piece of hardware.

Pros: Well designed, good quality components.

Cons: None.

Works

DL from PA on 10/6/2011

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install and works.

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works great

steele from spotsylvania, va on 8/12/2011

2011 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had problems getting the right part for my new 2011 car. was very relieved that this was the right part and works great.

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Features

Compatibility: The Metra AntennaWorks Subaru antenna adapter cable (40-SB10-18) provides connection between select Subaru factory antennas and your new aftermarket car stereo's antenna input (Motorola).

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Why did you buy this?

Required for my vehicle and recommended by both Crutchfield and Best Buy [ Christian  Apr 07, 2017 ]
Recommended for my vehicle [ Justin  Mar 22, 2017 ]
I'd like my aftermarket radio to be able to receive a signal. [ Burke  Jan 31, 2017 ]
Came as part of the higher-end installation kit. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Included in install package, required to easily reuse OEM am/FM antenna [ Joshua  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Recommendation from a friend. [ Robert  Mar 20, 2016 ]
It worked great for my last install. [ Evan  Mar 12, 2016 ]
I saw someone use that part and part number in a YouTube video for there car. The same make and model as mine. [ David  Dec 21, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

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  Sep 16, 2016 ]  Staff
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