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Metra 40-VW21 Antenna Adapter

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

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Overview

Volkswagen uses a non-standard jack on its antenna cables, which can create a problem when you want to replace a broken antenna or connect an FM modulator to your system. This simple in-line adapter has a standard female Motorola antenna jack on one end, and a male Volkswagen/Audi plug on the other. Just connect your antenna cable to the adapter, plug it into your Volkswagen radio, and you're good to go. Warranty: 60 days.

Volkswagen uses a non-standard jack on its antenna cables, which can create a problem when you want to replace a broken antenna or connect an FM modulator to your system. This simple in-line adapter has a standard female Motorola antenna jack on one end, and a male Volkswagen/Audi plug on the other. Just connect your antenna cable to the adapter, plug it into your Volkswagen 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.

Fits and works like it should....what else is there to say? A+

Anonymous, Clifton, NJ

What's in the Box:

  • VW/Audi/European vehicle antenna adapter
Reviews

Metra 40-VW21 Antenna Adapter Reviews

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(9 Reviews)

Metra 40-VW21 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Clifton, NJ on 1/5/2017

2001 Ford Focus
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Fits and works like it should....what else is there to say? A+

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Helpful

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

2005 Cadillac CTS
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Made an install go smoothly. Very helpful little part

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Metra 40-VW21 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Westfield, MA on 10/21/2014

2000 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item didn't fit

Pros: None

Cons: Wrong item doesn't fit my application

Crutchfield response on October 27, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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ChrisG from Clarkston, MI on 9/24/2014

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Used this to connect German Becker radio to Chrysler Crossfire antenna. Very compact and easy installation.

Pros: Very small, doesn't add any bulky cables. Great price and fast, free shipping.

Cons: None

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bob from ia on 8/12/2014

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did not fit aplication

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Antenna

HappyCamper from Dallas, TX on 5/28/2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350
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Great Price, free shipping.

Pros: Does what I need.

Cons: none

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Abs from San Jose, CA on 7/12/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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The Antenna Adapter worked well with my vehicle and new stereo. The ordering of the product was easy and the delivery of the product was prompt. Thank You Crutchfield.

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You never know where you might need this

Rich from Chicago, IL on 11/8/2012

2005 Mazda 6
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Needed this in order to plug a universal cable into the antenna base of a Mazda 6.

Pros: Works as expected. Not just for Volkswagens.

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Works on a 99 Saab 9-3

John from Huntsville, AL on 11/12/2008

1999 Saab 9-3
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After searching high and low to find a way to connect my FM direct connector from my Sirius Sat Radio to my factory installed radio, I found this adapter. Very easy to use and connect.

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Features

Compatibility: The Metra AntennaWorks VW/Audi/European vehicle antenna adapter (40-VW21) converts the OEM antenna connection of  an1988-up VW/Audi/European factory radio to a standard motorola plug when replacing the factory flat antenna with an aftermarket antenna.

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Replacing my broken antenna mast. Thanks [ Anthony  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Chad looked up my vehicle and recommended it. [ William  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Hope to improve my radio reception after purchasing a Kenwood DVD unit [ Lem C.  Dec 14, 2016 ]
because it looks like it might work. [ Craig  Nov 13, 2016 ]
Looked like the right part [ Paul  Apr 13, 2016 ]
small [ David  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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