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Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Works with select 1986-up vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Overview

Volkswagen uses a non-standard jack on its antenna cable that won't plug into your new replacement radio. This simple in-line adapter has a standard male Motorola antenna plug on one end, and a female Volkswagen/Audi jack on the other. Just connect your Volkswagen antenna cable to the adapter, then plug it into your new radio, and you're good to go. Warranty: 60 days.

Volkswagen uses a non-standard jack on its antenna cable that won't plug into your new replacement radio. This simple in-line adapter has a standard male Motorola antenna plug on one end, and a female Volkswagen/Audi jack on the other. Just connect your Volkswagen antenna cable to the adapter, then plug it into your new radio, and you're good to go. Warranty: 60 days.

If you're adding an FM modulator to your factory stereo, a second adapter is also required. One adapter will connect to your factory stereo, while the second connects to your factory antenna cable. Your FM modulator installs inline between the two adapters.

It worked as expected.

Chris, Raleigh, NC

What's in the Box:

  • 1 Single barrel-type VW/Audi/European antenna adapter (has a male Motorola plug on one end and a female VW/Audi/European antenna jack on the other)
Reviews

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(209 Reviews)

It just works

Chris from Raleigh, NC on 9/28/2017

2013 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked as expected.

Pros: It just works

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Depauw, IN on 9/14/2017

2008 Dodge Sprinter Cargo
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Perfect fit

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Anonymous from Simsbury, CT on 8/24/2017

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

Does what it's supposed to.

Pros: It's a plug adapter, it fits and works

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Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Columbus, IN on 7/31/2017

1999 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug in was easy - Not much else to say

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Great product

Robert from La Verkin, UT on 7/23/2017

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product installs into old antenna line to fir the new pioneer radio

Pros: Great product

Cons: N/A

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Milford, NH on 7/9/2017

1996 BMW Z3
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Fit perfectly into radio and works excellent

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Does exactly what it should!

Tim from Spreckels, CA on 7/9/2017

1992 BMW 525I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly!

Pros: Fit perfectly.

Cons: None.

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Roanoke, Va on 6/25/2017

1995 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made of the finest of metal... a true pleasure to add to my audio experience

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Anonymous from Marietta, GA on 6/19/2017

1996 Land Rover Discovery
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works perfect

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Anonymous from MN on 6/13/2017

2002 Porsche Boxster
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Fits and works well

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Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 5/14/2017

1998 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect

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Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 5/3/2017

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job. I like the fact that it doesn't have extra wire to get in the way.

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Car antenna adapter

Anonymous from Virginia on 4/19/2017

2006 Pontiac GTO
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exact fit and function

Pros: Ease of fit and functionality

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Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 4/11/2017

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

Works

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Thomas from Crisfield, MD on 4/9/2017

1998 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised simple plug and play

Pros: Works as advertised simple plug and play

Cons: none

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

evan from Buffalo, NY on 3/9/2017

1995 BMW 540I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in a 1995 BMW 540i. i like this style adapter because it does NOT give you an extra 6" of cable that you don't need to try to cram in behind your receiver.

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works perfectly

byron from Oregon on 3/8/2017

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits perfectly. easily adapted my antenna cable to my jvc stereo.

Pros: easy

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Seattle on 3/5/2017

1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quality

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DARRIEN from Mauldin, SC on 2/26/2017

2005 Cadillac CTS
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Works great!

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Anonymous from Coppell, TX on 2/26/2017

1999 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and works as designed in my 1999 BMW 323i

Pros: Fits and works as designed

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Anonymous from Rohnert Park, CA on 2/16/2017

1998 BMW M3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it's a connector

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Matt from Ft Mitchell, KY on 2/6/2017

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I searched every store around town and had no luck finding this adapter. 1 minute on Crutchfield and it was a done deal. Exactly what I needed, thanks!

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Anonymous from Hagerstown, MD on 1/30/2017

2000 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must have for a BMW

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Mercedes sprinter

Anonymous from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/26/2017

2005 Dodge Sprinter
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Perfect solution for Mercedes hookup

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Anonymous from Epping, NH on 12/31/2016

2013 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adaptor for antenna was a snap, made everything very simple even for me. Thanks so much

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Albert from Wilmington, NC on 12/21/2016

1997 BMW M3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked fine

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Anonymous from Concord, NC on 12/13/2016

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exact fit for my Mercedes.

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compatible in fitment. no go in particular car.

Donald from Oneonta, AL on 9/29/2016

2002 Buick LeSabre
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Part was suggested for a 2002 lesabre install. the oem antenna cable has no extra length and use of this adapter on a radio that has the antenna port on the opposite side will result in poor reception. even though it is compatible in fitment the part is not recommended for this vehicle. find an adapter with 6" extension

Pros: Part is functional and fits both ends

Cons: part does not allow antenna cable to reach to radio

Good reception.

David from Springfield, VA on 9/22/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work well.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Great Adapter

Ben S from Thomasville, NC on 9/12/2016

2002 Saab 9-5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what it was supposed to do in my car.

Pros: Makes a good connection and seems secure.

Cons: None.

Easy to adapt to flat antenna plug

Kenneth from Yukon, OK on 9/1/2016

2004 Dodge Sprinter
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and setup is fast

Pros: Easy Peasy

Cons: None

didn't work

Anonymous from coulterville, il. on 8/25/2016

2000 Buick LeSabre
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it fit the stock antenna plug just fine, the cable wouldn't reach the head unit antenna jack. had to make up a short cable to make it reach. problem solved.

Pros: fit

Cons: wish it came with a short cable

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Jamel from MARYLAND (MD) on 8/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good in the radio

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Great Product at a great price

Gustavo from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 8/16/2016

2008 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed to convert my Smart fortwo's stock antenna connector so that I could plug it to my new head unit's port (Pioneer AVH-4100nex). Worked as intended. Great product at a great price!

Pros: Plug n play

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steve & suellen from Santa Rosa, CA on 8/14/2016

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield said I needed it, and as always, they rock. My wife says that her new Kenwood head unit FM radio sounds better than stock, (she loves to listen to the FM), and I've heard a few replacement head unit "bad reception / fidelity" horror stories, so I'm extremely relieved for this swap to work out so well. Thanks, Crutchfield! (1997 Mercedes SL320)

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Antenna adapter does the job

R Wood from NC on 7/24/2016

1998 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An antenna adapter that does what it says it will, and is priced right (in my case, it was included for free). Snaps right in and accepts the Motorola antenna connector.

Pros: - Does the job - Positive fit

Cons: - None

It works

Stephen from Columbus, OH on 7/24/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it's supposed to do.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Excellent reception

MC from Brewster, NY on 7/17/2016

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as promised.

Pros: Made my installation easier; great sound and reception

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Lib N from Hiawassee GA on 7/8/2016

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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Perfect fit for my application

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Perfect

Jeff from Pensacola, FL on 6/26/2016

2002 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect interface for older bimmers

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Maik from Aventura fl on 6/26/2016

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and work

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Great value - Easiest installation

George T. from North Miami Beach, FL on 6/10/2016

1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just had to put this adapter on my antenna cable to match it to my new car stereo. Works great!

Pros: does what it is expected to do

Cons: n/a

Did it's job

Noe from Los Angeles, CA on 5/26/2016

2013 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as described.

Pros: Made installation painless.

Cons: None

Antenna adapter

Ron from North Branch, MN on 5/22/2016

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

Not much to say here plug it in and your done

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Ford adapter

Nomad H from Prairieville, LA on 5/19/2016

2000 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected, as needed for many Fords

Pros: Good fit

Cons: None

Helpful

Michael from North Babylon, NY on 4/17/2016

2005 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made an install go smoothly. Very helpful little part

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Easy Fit

Larry G from Stockbridge, Ga on 4/11/2016

2001 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A necessary accessory but a very easy and simple fit.

Pros: Easy. Simple.

Cons: N/A

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Pap-Sap from Irwin, PA on 4/10/2016

1996 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple adapter for European to American antenna connection

Pros: easy Installation does not hinder reception

Cons: none

Fits well, picks up stations. 2003 Mercedes C240

Bryce W from rexburg, ID on 3/28/2016

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Works as advertised. The antenna plug was hard to get off the adapter when I needed to adjust some other wires, but I guess that's probably a good thing that it's hard to get off.

Pros: Works well, fits perfectly.

Cons: None

Not for Oldsmobile Aurora 2001- 2003

Brian from leander, TX on 3/15/2016

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You need a flexible cable adapter. Adapter does not work in Oldsmobile Aurora 2001-2003 because the antenna cable from the car is in a fixed mount.

Pros: Cheap, if it works and does convert the European connection to the American one.

Cons: Does not function in 2001 - 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora.

Works as advertised

DavidC from cordova, TN on 3/1/2016

It's an antenna adapter for a BMW, and it works as it should.

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Metra 10-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Ernie L from torrance, CA on 2/5/2016

2002 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for the factory antenna to fit into the new head unit, a Clarion CZ305.

Pros: Fit perfectly

Cons: None

Easy

William from New Orleans, LA on 2/3/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Why is Crutchfield asking for a review on this? It is dumb simple to install and works as advertized. Only problem you could have is not correctly identifying the system you are replacing and the system you are installing. The adapter has to match both.

Pros: Easy&simple

Cons: None

Great reception, easy installation

BLPike from Asheville NC on 1/10/2016

1999 BMW 323I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the stereo pick up so many stations and its easy to install

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Can slip off of the plug wire when putting stereo in the dash

Antennae adapter

Rick67 from California on 1/3/2016

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent value, well made

Pros: Ease of use, excellent fit

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from New York on 12/7/2015

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great

Pros: fits perfect

Cons: none

Works great

Daniel from California on 11/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great - exactly as described

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Anonymous from Maryland on 11/14/2015

2000 Buick LeSabre
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

did not fit.

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Great Product

Chris F from Pennsylvania on 11/6/2015

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First radio I've bought that was digital compatible. This connector fits well and works with digital FM receivers.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Great!

Mitch from Oregon on 11/2/2015

2001 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy plug and play installation

Pros: Does what its supposed to

Cons: None

Plugged right in

ignatz from Texas on 10/25/2015

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugged right in, nice it was included

Pros: Free

Cons: none

Not much to say. Worked. Recommended.

Nicolas from Maryland on 10/22/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A simple adapter that fit correctly. No problems.

Pros: Fits and works as intended

Cons: None

if crutchfield

chuck from Texas on 10/17/2015

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If Crutchfield says it will fit and work it does as they say or better.

Pros: fits and works

Cons: none

EASY

JimK from Hawaii on 10/17/2015

1994 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All Good

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Works Great

Anonymous from Illinois on 10/14/2015

1995 BMW M3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues, works great.

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Easy

Simple from Arkansas on 9/27/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple and easy to use

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smooth operator

mrfizzix from western, ma on 9/26/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

smooth transition

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Anonymous from New York on 8/30/2015

1995 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A+++

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Ronl from Florida on 8/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product.

Pros: Works well.

Cons: None.

Great product

Deano from Florida on 7/14/2015

1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Just unplug old antenna, plug this one into new radio, then plug old antenna into other end. Simple and easy

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter Works with select 1986-up vehicles (Moto

Cmptpad from Delaware on 7/7/2015

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent for connecting OEM antenna cable to the new pioneer car stereo

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Good connection

Nb from Texas on 5/31/2015

1997 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Connected right to stereo with old wire

Pros: Antenna very clear using this connector

Cons:

Antenna Adaptor

JimB from Kansas on 5/7/2015

2008 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended

Pros: Does what it says it'll do.

Cons: None

Works for my BMW

David from Pennsylvania on 5/6/2015

1999 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to plug in, works for my make car (BMW)

Pros: Simple

Cons: None

A Must have

Azul36 from Plymouth, MI on 4/19/2015

2001 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield was spot on with all the information needed to install my stereo and this adapter was part of the kit. without it you could not connect the antenna lead.

Pros: Perfect fit, easy adapter for a necessary convertion

Cons: None

easy install

russ from Massachusetts on 4/14/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great easy install

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Antenna Adapter

Arazzle from Florida on 4/1/2015

2002 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exactly what i needed literally plug and play.

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Sid from Toledo, Ohio on 3/30/2015

1995 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is what it is. Fits the way it's suppose to, easy to install.

Pros: Good Quality

Cons: Kind of expensive for what it is.

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William from Ohio on 3/29/2015

2000 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow! This is the 133t radio interface sent from the future! Can't listen to radio without it.

Pros: Works

Cons:

Needed for antenna

Anonymous from North Carolina on 2/24/2015

2000 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great as an adaptor

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

adapter

Matt Z from Michigan on 2/16/2015

2007 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

plugs in real easy

Pros: quick install

Cons: none

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t3ragtop from Ohio on 12/30/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a very simple piece. It's value lies in the fact that it was included as an installation component. Crutchfield supplies this to take the drama out of a customer's Do-It-Yourself installation. These guys make car stereo a snap!

Pros: Included with purchase.

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Very necessary and needed item.

Dr. Hisham E from Cairo, Egypt. A.R.E. on 12/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Low quality but works, and is an extremely necessary part to save you from cutting up wires.

Pros: Extremely useful to save you from cutting up wires.

Cons: Very low quality

Porsche antenna adapter

Dean from Virginia on 12/10/2014

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and install

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Nikki from Honolulu, HI on 11/15/2014

2001 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked flawlessly with my 2001 Ford Focus conversion.

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Mike R from Boston, MA on 10/16/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised.

Pros: Works! Just make sure both it and the original cable are fully seated an firmly connected.

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Antenna adapter

Jeffrey from Kent, WA on 9/16/2014

2001 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just made it easy that the website lets you know everything needed to make an easy install

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Seamless install...

Erik R. from Somers Point, NJ on 9/10/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I pulled this out and plugged it into the deck before I even got it anywhere near the car in which I was placing it. The adapter works perfectly.

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Anonymous from elko nv on 9/1/2014

1999 Mercury Cougar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit

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Anonymous from Schenectady, NY on 8/19/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly

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Nice

Rob from Spring Hill, TN on 8/17/2014

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it says

Pros: good product

Cons: none

Perfect

Paul W from Pennsylvania on 8/11/2014

1997 BMW 5 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Directly plugged in and works perfectly.

Pros: Direct fit and sounds awesome on the radio.

Cons: none

fits perfect

Marian from Tallahassee, Fl on 8/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good product

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For Buick Lesabre

JoelR from Otsego,MN on 8/8/2014

2000 Buick LeSabre
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An extension cable from cable joint by windshield would have been better and then the original connector could have been left in its place.

Pros: It worked

Cons: It will be harder to put it back to factory and it took tremendous force to insert.

Worked exactly the way it was intended to

mik from Leesburg, va on 8/5/2014

2001 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation and use was simple. It was cheap and works perfectly with my head unit antenna.

Pros: Cheap and easy

Cons: None

I can hear

RicG76 from Pompano Beach, FL on 7/26/2014

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Used with installation of Kenwood DDX471HD in 2000 Porsche Boxster. Works perfectly

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Definite need in foreign automobiles

Michael from Maine on 7/22/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't even realize I needed this . . . Thank you Crutchfield!!!!

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No Problems

Anonymous from West Chicago, IL on 6/11/2014

1998 BMW 328I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit

Pros: works great perfect fit for my car and head unit

Cons: none

Great Adapter

Michael from Anchorage AK on 6/6/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great in my car and was defiantly needed. Glad I bought this and it was also a great price.

Pros: Fit great and was necessary.

Cons: None.

Antenna adapter

Kaspar7 from Durham, NC on 6/3/2014

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was absolutely necessary to install the JVC KD-R650 in my 1995 C280 due to the different(from most other makes) antenna lead wire used by Mercedes.

Pros: It worked correctly

Cons: None

Rocks!

MS from Bellingham WA on 5/24/2014

2001 Volkswagen Eurovan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug it in and done, works great

Pros: Works like it's supposed to

Cons: None

great product

lizcast from merrillville in on 5/11/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

makes the job easy, don't have to cut wires

Pros: great adaptor

Cons: no cons

Antenna Adapter

SteveCP from Sacramento, CA on 5/7/2014

2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I did not know in advance that I would need this antenna adapter for my stereo installation. thanks to Crutchfield for recognizing the need and supplying the adapter.

Pros: Fits perfectly without altering the length or orientation of the factory antenna lead. No modifications required.

Cons: None. This adapter fits perfectly to adapt the original antenna lead to my aftermarket radio.

No trouble intalling

Antenna Adapter from South Texas on 4/23/2014

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Very good material not cheap.

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Works

Mistah T from Maryland on 4/16/2014

1993 BMW 318I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what it's supposed to do

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NICE

clearvisionauto from California on 4/15/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect conversion fit

Pros: easy to use

Cons: None

Adapters

parts manager from Caro Mi on 4/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding product have used hundreds all function great. This is the one if you need to adapt your antenna.

Pros: Very quick shipping, always in stock.

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Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

RonM from Franklinville, NJ on 3/17/2014

1996 Volkswagen Golf III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice, simple adapter for VW. Worked perfectly.

Pros:

Cons: none

perfect fit

Stephen from Atlanta, Ga on 3/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm so happy the representative suggested it. to install and a perfect fit

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Antenna Adapter Review

Antenna Adapter Review from Hartford, CT on 3/8/2014

1998 Land Rover Range Rover
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

excellent

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Work great mate

DavidP from Philadelphia, PA on 2/5/2014

1995 BMW 540I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

plug this into the main BMW antenna and you're good to go.

Pros: works

Cons: none

Solid Product

Vince from Cleveland, OH on 2/4/2014

2004 Ford Focus
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You get what you ask for with this product. Came free with radio. A+++++!

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Antenna Adapter

ronald o from HAWKINS on 2/2/2014

2008 Smart fortwo
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Adapter fit perfectly, could not have completed the install without it.

Pros: Excellent product.

Cons: None

Perfect

Vaughn from Atlanta GA on 1/21/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit very nicely. Radio works very well with adapter.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Dave D from Little Falls NY on 1/18/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simply but beautiful adapter makes life easier with installation

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Simple, works great

Dan from Pacific Grove, CA on 1/5/2014

1999 BMW 328I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

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May have saved my life. We'll never know.

bserrone from Raleigh NC on 12/29/2013

1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Crutchfield tech filled my shopping cart with EVERYTHING I needed including this adapter, which I would not have known about until pulled the old unit. It saved me a trip to the store, which could have saved my life, or someone else's, if I had been in an accident on that trip. It for sure saved me gas and frustration.

Pros: Needed it!!

Cons:

Solid little adaptor

Anonymous from Vancouver, WA on 12/11/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this for a Mercedes and the adaptor fits nicely and makes a good connection.

Pros: Works and it was free with the Alpine deck I purchased.

Cons:

Fits

Troy from Lady Lake, FL on 10/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly for the Mercedes

Pros: Fits

Cons: none

Antenna Adapter

Animal from Fort Worth, TX on 10/13/2013

2009 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fits and it works.

Pros: I works.

Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Jacksonville, FL on 8/28/2013

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item works as advertised

Pros: Converted OEM Mercedes antenna plug to standard plug

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Charlevoix, MI on 8/20/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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Everything I needed!

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Cons:

Antenna Adapter

BBates from Reno, Nevada on 8/5/2013

2001 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product worked as described, easy installation. Nice to recieve all the correct parts when attemping to start and complete a project in a short time frame.

Pros: Correct parts sent

Cons: None

perfect

DickF from Naples, FL on 8/5/2013

2005 Chrysler Crossfire
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perfect

Pros: exactly what I needed

Cons: none

Excellent adaptor for VW

1zapz from Pacific NW on 7/26/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described on VW Eurovan

Pros: Good, tight fit

Cons: None

Great Product

Paul from Charleston, Illinois on 7/12/2013

2001 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product, exactly as described, no issues whatsoever

Pros: Great Product, exactly as described, no issues whatsoever

Cons: None

It works perfect

D S from APO Germany on 7/1/2013

1995 BMW 525I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple item that improved radio reception from my older tarnished one - get it.

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Cons:

Does what it says.

PistonPilot from Maine on 6/29/2013

2004 Pontiac GTO
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It's an adapter that adapts exactly how it's supposed to. Enough said.

Pros: Works well

Cons:

Small easy connector

Robert from San Luis Obispo, CA on 6/22/2013

2001 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Smaller than other options on the market, made it easier to install.

Pros: No long cord attached, simple, basic

Cons:

Antenna Adapter

Ron from Ridgeland, MS on 6/12/2013

2005 Chrysler Crossfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work like a charm! Just what I needed!

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

J from DP on 6/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

FIT PERFECT. BEST RECEPTION I HAVE HAD.

Pros: EASY TO INSTALL

Cons: NONE

Antenna Adapter

Chris L from Vancouver, WA on 4/26/2013

1997 BMW 318I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must have for my 1997 BMW. My radio would not have worked without it.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Perfect Fit

E.Peterson from Tampa,FL. on 3/12/2013

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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This was included with the radio I purchased. It plugged right into the existing antenna and then went right into the radio.

Pros: fits radio and car

Cons: none

Perfect fit

Alex J. from Miami, FL on 2/28/2013

1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
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Perfect fit into my Mercedes stock radio antenna.

Pros:

Cons: None

Crutchfield Does It Again

JP from Apollo B each, FL on 2/28/2013

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A no brainer....simply plug in and go!

Pros: Simple

Cons:

Perfect Fit

Anonymous from Atlanta GA on 2/14/2013

1997 BMW 5 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit easy install

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Cons:

Poor reception

davbeck from Sparks, NV on 1/16/2013

2001 Audi A6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fits correctly with my vehicle and aftermarket stereo, however, I get very poor reception. From some research, I've found that the reason is that my Audi has a powered antenna, which this adapter does not accommodate. Without the power boost, I can only get one station, and spottily at that.

Pros: Fits correctly

Cons: Is not powered, and thus gets inadequate reception.

Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

1999 Volkswagen Eurovan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised.

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Perfect!

KingLouisV from Boston, MA on 12/27/2012

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect!

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Cons:

Good

J wizzle from Corpus Christi on 12/26/2012

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes connecting aftermarket radio plug n play

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Easiest part of the installation

Adam from Cincinnati, OH on 12/12/2012

2000 BMW M
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly, took all of 3 seconds

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Pefect

Anonymous from Peekskill, NY on 11/26/2012

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly, but lets face it, its just an adapter.

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Easy!

Darin M from Guilford, cT on 10/28/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the installation of JVC Aresenal Stereo into 1994 BMW 525i a breeze.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Boston MA on 10/22/2012

1992 Volkswagen Golf GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Make sure you need this before you order as an adapter may already have been in place. I did not require this piece after all.

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Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from florida on 10/18/2012

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

just needed

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Plug and play

Ford Focus owner from Kansas City, MO on 9/13/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect adapter. Snap on, plug in, presto!

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Fits great on R170 SLK

Anonymous from White Plains, NY on 9/5/2012

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

C-Lo from APO Germany on 9/2/2012

1997 BMW 5 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very quick and to the point.

Pros: Cost

Cons: None

Antenna adapter

Masi from Costa Mesa, CA on 8/17/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked perfectly after tech support helped me find the antenna.

Pros: It worked at advertised with no surprises. Good Job!

Cons: None.

PERFECT!!!

fatboy from Clewiston, FL on 7/29/2012

2003 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what i need and works couldnt ask for more!

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Cons:

Works Great

1995 BMW 325i from San Diego, CA on 7/18/2012

1995 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything connected easily and works perfectly. I'm not sure if it's the adapter or my new stereo, but my radio reception was better with my factory stereo.

Pros: Connects easily and does what it's supposed to.

Cons: May not give you the best reception.

awesome

frank from omaha ne on 7/16/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The one I needed. I reviewed my order with a phone rep before I placed my order. He was very knowledgeable in car stereo installation. His name was sonny. A pleasure to speak with!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

YES! IT CAN!

Ben from Eugene, OR on 6/16/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works/ fits perfectly (Y2K Porsche Boxster).

Pros: Yes!

Cons: Nada

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

rh from Philadelphia, MS on 6/15/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

excellent part, no issues

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Cons:

Free and Works!

Commenace from Los Angeles, CA on 6/14/2012

1998 BMW 323I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came with the purchase of my head unit. It works, and it was free. Nice!

Pros: Totally works. Totally easy.

Cons: Nothing.

Motorola/Male to Volk/Female

GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made it easy to connect my older Mercedes' antenna cable to my new Pioneer head unit.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: None.

Necessary

Joe P from Cleveland, OH on 6/7/2012

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't expect to need one of these but it works exactly as advertised. I have nothing bad to say about this item.

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Cons:

Antenna Adapter

jay_r from Los Angeles, CA on 6/6/2012

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works~

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

TommyG from San Jose on 5/29/2012

1992 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had not heard the radio in months because I didn't have this one little attachment.. thank you Crutchfield!

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Cons:

Antenna adapter

bill from east mtns, nm on 5/28/2012

2005 Dodge Sprinter
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it worked

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Cons:

Antenna adapter

RL from San Jose, CA on 5/15/2012

1994 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits exactly; needed to convert European antenna lead to "American" antenna input in back of Sony receiver.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: No negatives

Well built adaptor

Tim H. from Wakeman Ohio on 5/8/2012

2006 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect tight fit

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Easy adapter!

Mark from Jamesport, NY on 4/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

self explainatory!

Pros: None

Cons: None

2001 Audi A6 needs power to antenna

Kevin from Omaha, NE on 4/8/2012

2001 Audi A6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't work at all for Audi A6, needs power antenna.

Pros: Probably works fine for most vehicles that don't need power to the antenna.

Cons: Doesn't work at all for Audi A6, needs power antenna.

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Jason from Massachusetts on 4/5/2012

2000 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation!

Pros: Included free with purchase of stereo.

Cons: None.

antenna adapter

taylor from san diego on 4/3/2012

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked like a charm, good tight fit

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Cons:

Antenna Adapter

Rob from Phoenix, Az on 4/2/2012

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

EASY-plug in radio-plug in antenna

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from New Hampshire on 4/2/2012

1994 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use.

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Cons:

Moto Ant. BMW

mine from Chicago, IL on 3/5/2012

1995 BMW 540I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well but fit doesn't feel perfect, feels like something is missing.

Pros: Works well enough.

Cons: Not a Perfect fit, very close.

It Adapts

Scott from Dedham, MA on 2/18/2012

2008 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Yup, plug into radio, plug in antenna, done.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from danbury ct on 2/16/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to install great

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Cons:

Antenna Adapter

Bill from Edgewood, Maryland on 2/11/2012

2006 Pontiac GTO
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits fine

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

Does its job

Pat from Detroit on 2/1/2012

2003 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what is supposed to do. No idea how much signal is lots. Kinda cheaply made.

Pros: It was "free".

Cons:

antenna adapter

nightshifter999 from kentucky on 1/31/2012

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

seems to work just fine.

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Cons:

Yup ... it's an adapter

Jeff L from Newton, MA on 11/21/2011

2000 Saab 9-3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's an adapter that does what it says.

Pros: Fits

Cons:

Plug me up baby

joking from Marion, NC on 9/29/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what the doctor ordered. Don't know what I would have done without it. Easy attachment to stock antena wire and placement in radio right on. Thanks for including it!

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Carsten from CA on 9/5/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Butler from Westland, MI on 6/6/2011

2001 BMW X5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great product. I just could not use it on my 2001 BMW X5

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Cons:

Antenna Adapter

Bob from Ct USA on 5/12/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the Job..

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A 5 yearold could do this

Russ D from Northern Arizona on 4/18/2011

1998 BMW M3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Again like everything Crutchfield includes, this is so simple, no instructions are even needed but included, thanks again.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Salem, NH on 4/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Ansonia, CT on 3/28/2011

2007 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple install.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

James from Tucson, AZ on 3/19/2011

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You'll need this if retrofitting a Euro vehicle w/ a US-based head-unit--Works great!

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Chargermann from Walker La. on 3/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got to have it and it works.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

james F. from Georgia on 2/20/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked perfectly

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Cons:

ANT Adapter

Bo Lo from Upstate SC on 2/5/2011

2003 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter worked as expected in the 03 Focus.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from boston,ma on 2/5/2011

2004 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works exactly as required

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

TonyS from Claremore, OK on 1/31/2011

1997 BMW Z3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly no problems.

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Cons:

Looks dirt simple

R111S from Central Illinois on 1/26/2011

1997 BMW 318TI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works but doesn't have a positive latching function therefore I'm not 100% sure it will stay connected via simple friction fit.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Steve from New Orleans on 1/19/2011

2001 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks it slipped right on. I never would have know I neded this.

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Cons:

Works great on my 2005 GTO

Yuri from Bellevue, WA on 12/2/2010

2005 Pontiac GTO
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play, no fitment issues. Actually needed to make this work with an aftermarket stereo since the GTO has some weird antenna adapter.

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Cons:

2006 GTO

Tony B from Long Island on 10/25/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter did not have a tight fit. I had to tape it to the wires to get it to stay together.

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Cons:

bmw to alpine adapter

marcus p from Rochester, mn on 10/18/2010

1994 BMW 325IS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

adapter worked perfectly, but i still have this extra plug i'm not sure what to do with......

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Joe from Ellicott city MD on 10/14/2010

1996 BMW 328I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. I needed this part to make my radio work.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

TigerHeli from Georgia on 10/5/2010

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say on this. Works great. You need it to install a new radio in a Focus, CF sends it free, what more could you ask?

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Cons:

No problems!

DannyB from DFW, TX on 9/23/2010

2003 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works just as expected.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

MarcoC from Austin, TX on 9/21/2010

2002 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for replacing my factory radio on an 02 Ford Focus with a JVC radio.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Todd from Ravensdale, WA on 8/27/2010

1998 Volkswagen Jetta III
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter made hooking up my existing factory antenna to my new radio a brezze

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Cons:

Works for BMW E36 (94 325is)

Scott from Austin, Texas on 8/1/2010

1994 BMW 325IS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works fine for the E36. The car had a factory trunk mounted cd changer and the connection for that is a large black wire that looks like COAX. For a few minutes I thought that the wire was the antenna lead and that I was in trouble becuase the connection was a 10 pin connector and the adapter wouldnt work. After a few minutes i realized that the antenna wire is the smaller black wire with a 90 degree connector on the end. The adapter fit perfectly and the signal is fine.

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Does what it needs to do!

Mike from Kitchener, ONT on 7/8/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick and easy way to convert a European (BMW) antenna connection to a standard North American deck.

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Cons:

Ford Focus ZX3

Chris from St Louis on 6/16/2010

2001 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wasn't sure which adapter I would need but it turned out to be this one. Hopefully this will help other Focus owners if they have questions about which parts they need.

Pros:

Cons:

Nothing to say

Jeff from Sycamore, Alabama on 2/8/2010

2009 Smart fortwo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

did what it is supposed to do!

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Daniel from Export, PA on 10/16/2009

1997 BMW 318TI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say. It does what it is designed to do very well.

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Cons:

Fits perfect in Mercedes Benz

Leroy from Arlington, Texas on 4/6/2009

Fits perfect in my Mercedes Benz. Scott, in customer service was very helpful and advised me, "if it doesn't fit you can return it." The reason for my skepticism was that Crutchfield did not have any info on my '01 Mercedes. Sure enough, it fit perfect. Thanks, Scott.

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Wyman from Pelion, S.C. on 9/29/2008

1992 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Compact fit and works great

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

Robert from Kansas City on 9/22/2008

1995 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good fit and is working fine.

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Cons:

Perfect!

Avylon from Seattle, WA on 9/1/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Snug, no play. Direct connect from my aftermarket Clarion to my Audi A4. Thanks!

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Cons:

Metra 40-VW12 Antenna Adapter

bill from san antonio,tx on 8/16/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Execellent. Easy to install.

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Cons:

Works great in my BMW!

Andre from Rockville, MD on 4/7/2006

I have a 1996 BMW 328i and this antenna adapter fits perfectly into it with an aftermarket headunit. A must have for anyone with an aftermarket HU. Plus the reception is great, as good as if not better than stock.

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Details

Hands-on research

Product Research

Features

Overview: This item is a VW/Audi/European antenna adapter, which has a male Motorola plug on one end and a female VW/Audi/European antenna jack on the other. The adapter is typically used to adapt a VW/Audi/European antenna connector to an aftermarket radio or an FM modulator.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Needed for Mercedes models [ jeremy  Oct 22, 2017 ]
must have [ Joe  Oct 20, 2017 ]
It was part of the instalation package [ ABLE466  Oct 17, 2017 ]
It was recommended for Larry [ cesar  Oct 03, 2017 ]
Needed for install [ STEVEN  Sep 28, 2017 ]
I love this store :) [ LUIS H  Sep 27, 2017 ]
Required [ Emots  Sep 24, 2017 ]
This was required to adapt my Dodge Sprinter antenna to my new Alpine Stereo. Worked great! [ Joseph  Sep 21, 2017 ]
n/a [ Daniel  Sep 21, 2017 ]
NEEDED IT [ MELVIN  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Ease of connection [ Phillip  Sep 17, 2017 ]
plugs in [ LARRY  Sep 16, 2017 ]
It fits our Massey Ferguson tractors. [ Derrick  Sep 12, 2017 ]
Been using Crutchfield for 30 years, even for the 12 years I had a professional audio installation shop. If they say this is a good idea, go ahead and get it. [ Domingo  Sep 12, 2017 ]
used on a Mercedes Sprinter antenna lead. I may have to get a booster adapter. [ JOSEPH  Sep 09, 2017 ]
Recommended [ Barbara  Sep 05, 2017 ]
included with installation kit. [ DONALD  Sep 04, 2017 ]
you told me its compatable with my car [ Dmitriy  Sep 04, 2017 ]
Don't honestly know what it's for, but I can read directions and I've done business with Crutchfield before and trust them. [ Matt  Sep 03, 2017 ]
needed [ Kathy  Aug 29, 2017 ]
Needed for install [ GLEN  Aug 26, 2017 ]
This antenna adapter was needed to connect the factory Mercedes antenna plug to my Sony unit. [ Jose  Aug 21, 2017 ]
to aid in ease of installation. [ Ishan Rey  Aug 17, 2017 ]
Recommended accessory [ Eric  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Needed [ Levi  Aug 05, 2017 ]
free [ Tamuka  Aug 03, 2017 ]
Necessity [ Carson  Jul 30, 2017 ]
recommended item for new car audio fitment [ ROY  Jul 19, 2017 ]
I needed it [ Harold  Jul 15, 2017 ]
need it for my not so "Smart" car [ vicki  Jun 27, 2017 ]
By choosing this adapter I avoided having the multi use adapter cable with all the extra wire attached. [ Karl  Jun 22, 2017 ]
need to change antenna hook up per crutchfield [ yoke  Jun 04, 2017 ]
To aid with installation of aftermarket radio [ Matt  May 28, 2017 ]
It was suggested(and required) to make radio work in my vehicle. [ Dave  May 25, 2017 ]
Suggested with installation kit [ S  May 18, 2017 ]
To convert OEM Antenna [ Gervacio  May 18, 2017 ]
Part of the install package [ MARK B  May 15, 2017 ]
It came in the installation kit. [ Richard  May 15, 2017 ]
Need. [ Lawrence K  May 14, 2017 ]
Son recommend it [ Ted  May 07, 2017 ]
Needed it for my aftermarket head unit, works like a charm. [ Theodore  May 05, 2017 ]
This is the recommended wire harness. Metra is the go too brand to replace factory radio with a harness adapter, that is sure to fit, and be labeled correctly. [ Daniel  Apr 30, 2017 ]
They fit our 1969 MB 280SL without cutting any sheet metal. IMPORTANT in a collectable car. Originality is more important than sound quality. [ REX  Apr 27, 2017 ]
It came with the package deal ordered. [ Wanda  Apr 26, 2017 ]
I might need it. [ Scott  Apr 25, 2017 ]
Great going from business radio to new Kenwood [ victor  Apr 20, 2017 ]
To make sure that the head unit was compatible with the factory antenna. [ Wendell  Apr 16, 2017 ]
Adapter to adapt my factory Passat antenna to aftermarket radio. [ mark  Apr 14, 2017 ]
Item was recommended by crutchfield tech support [ Victor  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Required for my vehicle ti plug in antenna. [ Brian  Apr 09, 2017 ]
Experts say it is needed. [ Michael  Apr 08, 2017 ]
It was in the installation kit [ Gregory  Apr 07, 2017 ]
This adapter is needed to connect to my factory antenna for my 2000 BMW 528i [ michael  Apr 06, 2017 ]
Needed this to use the Head Unit in a BMW Z3 [ Timothy  Mar 31, 2017 ]
NEEDED TO ADAPT ANTENNA TO NEW RADIO [ GATOR GOLF  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Required to install the radio in the car. [ THEODORE  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Need radio [ Che  Mar 16, 2017 ]
accessorie need it was free item [ JUAN M  Mar 07, 2017 ]
It was recommended by Ryan at Crutchfield. [ Nelbert  Mar 06, 2017 ]
Suggested by Peyton as the correct one for my car. [ Richard  Mar 05, 2017 ]
This adapter is necessary to connect between the BMW antenna and the Kenwood radio [ Robert  Mar 02, 2017 ]
Came with unit [ Taso  Feb 20, 2017 ]
My car requires an adapter like this for the Antenna [ Victor  Feb 17, 2017 ]
I told Shawn what was important to me and he set me up with everything. I felt good about the purchase including the price, features, and Free 2-day shipping. [ Lori  Feb 15, 2017 ]
It was recommended [ RICHARD E  Feb 13, 2017 ]
your sistem told me i need it to install the stereo in my bmw [ Renzo M.  Jan 31, 2017 ]
Need it [ Gloria  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Free [ Erich  Jan 15, 2017 ]
Needed it [ Gregory  Jan 02, 2017 ]
said i needed it. [ JOHN  Dec 30, 2016 ]
necessary [ Matt  Dec 30, 2016 ]
had to have it [ Lowel  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Factory antenna will not fit aftermarket stereo without this adapter [ S  Dec 20, 2016 ]
recommended for antenna connection [ Eugene  Nov 30, 2016 ]
needed adapter [ DALE  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Absolute necessity. Antenna on car is from a BMW [ Joseph  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Because it came with the installation package that I ordered. Thumbs up for Crutchfield! [ Miguel  Nov 15, 2016 ]
This is necessary to adapt the BMW antenna wire to the size that my new stereo uses. [ GLEN W  Nov 04, 2016 ]
It will allow you to keep your fm quality [ Edward  Oct 24, 2016 ]
needed to adapt the vehicle antenna to the radio antenna [ Cristina C.  Oct 22, 2016 ]
Suggested for my car [ Tony  Oct 05, 2016 ]
Ease of connectivity with my BMW factory antenna. [ Jonathan  Oct 03, 2016 ]
needed [ Mitchell  Sep 19, 2016 ]
order says I need it [ John  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Re-installing my radio and needed the complete set of parts. [ Jeffrey Jay  Sep 17, 2016 ]
It came with kit and I will need it for proper connection..Thanks #lightningco [ Luis  Sep 06, 2016 ]
I need it for build in my BMW 325i 1995 to adapt to the new antennae [ TylerG  Sep 04, 2016 ]
Necessary for the install [ B  Aug 25, 2016 ]
Didn't need this. [ Joe  Aug 21, 2016 ]
I needed it for my British car's antenna to fit in my new Sony stereo. [ David  Aug 17, 2016 ]
need it [ Angelito  Aug 15, 2016 ]
Crutch field recommendations [ Thomas  Aug 07, 2016 ]
must have for new installation [ Richard  Aug 05, 2016 ]
Came with stereo for free! [ Rory  Aug 02, 2016 ]
My factory-installed antenna does will not fit the after market JVC receiver that I have installed. [ Gregory  Jul 29, 2016 ]
needed to convert the mercedes antenna to motorola radio [ Isaac  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Install new radio [ John  Jul 26, 2016 ]
Need for installation [ Timothy  Jul 25, 2016 ]
Needed to update Boxster radio [ Milan  Jul 21, 2016 ]
because you gave it to me for free [ kyle  Jul 13, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crystal Crystal's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=161 [ Robert  Jul 06, 2016 ]
It was needed for the install [ Nicholas  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Needed it [ Jeffrey  Jun 22, 2016 ]
Your catalog stated was needed to install unit in my Smart Car [ William  Jun 20, 2016 ]
came in kit [ KARLSON  Jun 16, 2016 ]
its needed for full operation [ james  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Must have. [ Itay  Jun 02, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser who had good knowledge of what he was saying. [ Jeremy  May 31, 2016 ]
Worked perfectly to connect to radio purchased. [ yunhaw  May 24, 2016 ]
Adapt German antenna with new Kenwood head unit. [ Michael  May 17, 2016 ]
Came with package recommended for my vehicle. [ Bill  May 11, 2016 ]
It was needed and crutchfield threw it in for free! [ Adam  May 08, 2016 ]
Required for my installation. Crutchfield was good enough to make it available! [ John  May 05, 2016 ]
no fumble with antenna cable [ Rafael  May 05, 2016 ]
May/may not need it but the price was right. [ Richard  May 03, 2016 ]
It fits my truck [ Scott  Apr 30, 2016 ]
adam chose it Adam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=39 [ angel  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Needed to install new radio [ HERIBERTO  Apr 21, 2016 ]
this was part of the recommended kit. [ Alex M.  Apr 17, 2016 ]
the only place i could find it [ ROBERT A  Apr 01, 2016 ]
It fits my '94 530i. [ Kevin  Mar 29, 2016 ]
I NEED IT FOR THE RADIO [ ATHANASIOS  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Needed this to install the stereo I bought [ Gerald  Mar 16, 2016 ]
plug in antenna [ Graham F.  Mar 13, 2016 ]
All the great reviews [ RAUL DE  Mar 11, 2016 ]
This adapter is supposed to be the correct item for hooking up my radio system in a 1998 Z3. [ Darral  Mar 03, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield, required for installation. [ Gary  Feb 28, 2016 ]
This item was listed as a complimentary component necessary for proper installation in my vehicle. [ Walter  Feb 26, 2016 ]
It was free with the setup and it's something I needed for my application [ David Matthew  Feb 20, 2016 ]
to adapt the BMW antenna to the Kenwood radio [ DENNIS  Feb 15, 2016 ]
very helpful in new radio installation [ chris  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Sons friend bought a new stereo and asked me to hook it up. I have used Cruitchfield for all of my car stereo needs for my family and will use for others also. [ ALBERT  Jan 09, 2016 ]
This is absolutely needed for connecting the antenna for AM/FM radio reception with the receiver. [ Ricardo  Dec 31, 2015 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield to interface with my cars antenna [ George  Dec 29, 2015 ]
The Pioneer car stereo I bought did not fit the antenna wire of my Ford Focus, so I bought this. [ J  Dec 24, 2015 ]
The item was recamended by CRUTCHFIELD with my order. It was also a freebie. I purchase from CRUTCHFIELD simply because there the best at what they do. I have lifetime support, witch came in handy more times than one. [ CLAUDE J  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Customer service was awesome. Helped me to feel confident in ordering from Crutchfield. The website was extremely easy to navigate. [ Darwyn D.  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Crutchfield said I needed it. AND Crutchfield has always been wright in the past [ kim  Dec 16, 2015 ]
The demo video. Loved the way it will look in Tom's Car and the big display. The push and select operation is great. ( Tom ) [ VICKI  Dec 10, 2015 ]
Yup. [ MATTHEW  Dec 08, 2015 ]
Required for install [ Michael  Dec 08, 2015 ]
Needed to connect Mercedes antenna to new radio [ Andrew  Dec 05, 2015 ]

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