Metra 40-SB10-18 Antenna Adapter
2010 Subaru Outback
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Item # 12040SB108 | MFR # 40-SB10-18
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.
Average Customer Review(s):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Fits and works as expected.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Nice piece of hardware.
Pros: Well designed, good quality components.
Simple to install and works.
I had problems getting the right part for my new 2011 car. was very relieved that this was the right part and works great.
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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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 ]
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