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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Works with select 1999-09 Volvo vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Overview

Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable; has an OEM female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other. Item 12040VL20 is required if you are integrating an FM modulator with your factory radio.

Lets you connect an aftermarket receiver to the factory antenna cable; has an OEM female plug on one end and a Motorola male plug on the other. Item 12040VL20 is required if you are integrating an FM modulator with your factory radio.

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Works great

Anonymous, Chicago, IL

What's in the Box:

  • Automobile antenna adapter with male Motorola connector on one end and Volvo antenna connector on the other end
Reviews

Volvo Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(29 Reviews)

Functional and works well

Meep from SE USA on 1/31/2017

2009 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

you can't install an aftermarket HU into a volvo without this, unless you cut the factory antenna wire and add the standard antenna plug on to it instead. I'd choose the adapter as long as the cost isn't silly. This works well. Do note the volvos seem to have dual diveristy antennae; that feature is lost as this adapter just takes one antenna line and ignores the other.

Pros: can't easily install without this

Cons: none observed

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 10/21/2016

2006 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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Great fit

amg89536 from Jacksonville, FL on 10/13/2016

2001 Volvo S40
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what you need. Easy installation.

Pros: Great quality

Cons: None

Great buy!

Chris G from Saratoga Springs, NY on 7/26/2016

2001 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly for my volvo! Plugged in perfectly to my 2001 Volvo V70 x/c

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Antenna adapter

Paul R from Paris Ky on 7/17/2016

2004 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only way to get the antenna to work on a Volvo and aftermarket stereo

Pros: Works perfect

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Perfect

Brandt from Brooklyn, NY on 7/9/2016

2004 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter fits perfectly and was literally a snap to install. So glad to work with Crutchfield and have all of these adapters organized for purchase.

Pros: Snap fit. Perfect cable length.

Cons: None.

It does what it does

Buddy from santa rosa, CA on 2/14/2016

2006 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I noticed a drop in AM reception using this... oh well FM still works great

Pros: FM

Cons: AM

Works Great!

Adam L from Wisconsin on 1/11/2016

2004 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had no problems getting it fitted into my 2004 S60 dash contraption, and still works great after a month.

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No brainer

sdduck from New Jersey on 1/3/2016

2004 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to it. Fit perfectly.

Pros: East to install.

Cons: None.

Perfect fit

Rich H from California on 12/27/2015

2000 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit.

Pros: Perfect fit. Works great.

Cons: None

Works just fine

BryanC from Florida on 12/21/2015

2006 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play your radio

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Ben from Michigan on 12/7/2015

2002 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't be any easier.

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: None.

Easy Install/Not top quality

MillenniumFalconXC70 from Connecticut on 10/29/2015

2007 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job but somewhat fragile. Had to wrap the plug in electrical tape

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

the_mad_pumpkin from Hattiesburg, MS on 3/2/2015

2008 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works!

Pros: Long reach, plugs right in, and it works as intended

Cons: None

Volvo Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from My pleasent sc on 9/15/2014

2004 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to plug in

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Plug it in

Anonymous from Miami, FL on 9/1/2014

2005 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty straightforward. Absolutely necessary to convert the goofy Volvo factory antenna leads to the standard antenna out from the head unit. Much appreciated that Crutchfield includes it free of charge. Plug it in, good to go.

Pros: Long enough it doesn't cause problems.

Cons: None.

Good

Pohto from Tennessee on 7/6/2014

2006 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy plug in works perfectly

Pros: None

Cons: None

Brilliant

Rich in FL from West Palm Beach, FL on 5/30/2014

2005 Volvo XC70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a brilliant connector! I don't know how you could connect an after market radio with out one.. Crutchfield thinks of just everything when you buy from them...

Pros: Its all good!

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Great For Sirius Radio Installation

James from Madison, AL on 1/16/2014

2002 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked great (in conjunction with Item# 12040VL20) since my 2002 Volvo S60 does not have the standard antenna jack.

Pros: Easy fit, compact.

Cons: None

Perfect signal

M P from Chesterfield, NJ on 9/21/2013

2005 Volvo S80
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily plugs in to convert Volvo original antenna to aftermarket radio.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Plug and play

Honda18252 from Tamaqua, pa on 9/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product just plugged into the new headunit and the other end into the older antennae and wall-a. Working antennae.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Antenna Adapter easy install

brianM from pompano beach, fl on 5/27/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thank you crutchfield for letting me I needed this when swapping my stereo out of my xc70. I appreciate there detail in making sure I got all the parts I need to complete project. Easy switchover and happy with product.

Pros: it is a perfect transition cable.

Cons: the fact volvo had to use a different antenna hook-up.

Connects to only one of the Antenna leads

04S60R from Central Ohio on 5/4/2013

2004 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Some Volvos are built with two antennas and the Factory connector has Terminations for both. This adapter will only connect one of them to the new Radio. Could be the Factory Radio is needed to select which antenna is providing the best signal.

Pros: Both ends fit

Cons: Eliminates one of the factory installed antennas

Antennae adapter

Anonymous from Oregon on 5/4/2013

2003 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter converted the stock Volvo plug to a universal plug just like it said. I think the length of the cable could be made a little shorter though.

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Perfect!

FrankG from Blacksburg, VA on 4/16/2013

2007 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter did the job perfectly. It fit well and the reception with my new head is better than I had hoped for. I live in the sticks and FM reception from the nearest city is often questionable. I was a little concerned about signal loss in the adapter, but it does a great job. You can't beat the price (Free!) when you get it with a head unit purchase.

Pros: Good fit, good signal.

Cons: None.

Volvo Antenna Adapter

James H. from Jacksonville, FL on 9/25/2012

2001 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as promised

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Ben from Danville,Ky on 6/28/2012

2001 Volvo S40
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit

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Volvo Antenna Adapter

Tony from Mamaroneck, NY on 6/4/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great!

Pros: Simple installation.

Cons:

broke

Kevin from Ellington CT on 4/25/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

flimsy - came apart at connection - had to order replacement now I have to take the whole thing oput again as well - needs beffier connect protion

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Product Research

Features

Compatibility: This antenna adapter allows you to convert the factory antenna connection in selected Volvo vehicles to a standard male Motorola (Universal) connection. This adapter works with 1999 and up Volvos (Factory antenna to aftermarket radio). To be certain, always check the Auto Install Guide.

For FM Modulators: If you are installing an FM modulator, you will need this antenna adapter, plus 12040VL20.

Dimensions:

  • Male Motorola (Universal) Plug: 2" long
  • Volvo Antenna Connector: Length= 1.181", Width= 0.529", Height= 0.862"
  • Cable Length: 6.25"

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I needed it and it was free [ paul  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Came with recommended parts. [ MILTON  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Needed for proper radio function [ Michael  Feb 07, 2017 ]
It was suggested by Crutchfield. [ R  Jan 31, 2017 ]
It was needed & it works perfectly as an extension with the Coaxial Radio cable in my Volvo. [ Phillip  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Volvo wire harness makes this a necessity. [ Richard  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Referred by Crutchfield as needed for my install. [ Ken  Dec 07, 2016 ]
'twas free with the radio [ Tiina  Nov 28, 2016 ]
it was recommended. [ Burhman  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Upgrade [ Robert  Oct 20, 2016 ]
I needed it [ David  Oct 16, 2016 ]
Part of the installation [ frederick  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Factory antenna requires this adapter in order to hook up aftermarket stereo... [ DONALD  May 30, 2016 ]
Why did I choose this? well, it is part of the install kit needed for my car (at least that is what the website says)... so, if they say I'll need it to install my stereo and it is part of the kit... why wouldn't I purchase it? [ William  May 27, 2016 ]
It came with the installation package for my car. [ Bruce  Apr 28, 2016 ]
suggested with purchase. [ Peter  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Effortless integration with the factory wiring. Works flawlessly - crisp, strong reception even in remote areas. [ Douglas  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Great value. [ Chris  Feb 14, 2016 ]
Use my factory antenna cable [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Hello! I am not sure about the xc90 but in my s60 there is plug behind the stereo that you plug into, then the male end goes into the back of the new stereo. When you unplugged the radio antenna from the stock deck you should have been able to plug that into the female end of the adapter. [ michael  Aug 09, 2015 ]
Right behind the radio it's a square plug [ Brian  Aug 08, 2015 ]
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  Aug 08, 2015 ]  Staff
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