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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Works with select 1994-up Volkswagen and Audi vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female)

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Overview

In 1995-up Volkswagen Golf and Jetta vehicles, Volkswagen uses a non-standard antenna jack that won't work with your new replacement radio. This simple in-line adapter has a standard male Motorola antenna plug, and a female Volkswagen/Audi jack on the other. Just connect your VW antenna cable to the adapter, plug it into your new stereo, and you're good to go. Installation note: A blue wire is attached to the antenna adapter. When installing the adapter, the blue wire should be connected to the antenna turn-on lead of your new car stereo. Please check the stereo's manual for more information. Warranty: 60 days.

Works and fits great !

Christa, Fairfield, Va

What's in the Box:

  • VW/Audi/European vehicle antenna cable adapter
Reviews

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(93 Reviews)

Disappointed

Skyler from ID on 8/8/2017

2006 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was sent this antenatal for my 06 a4 with bose and it was the wrong antenna for my vehicle so I had to send it back. Again was disappointed I ordered from Crutchfield for the first time everything in a kit because I thought I could avoid being sent wrong items and the install would be smoother.

Pros: I got sent an antenna

Cons: It was the wrong antenna and you'd think it would have been the right one from such a reputable company.

Crutchfield response on 8/16/2017 We're sorry the antenna adapter didn't work for Skyler's vehicle. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days, and our Customer Support team set up a refund for Skylar.

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Christa from Fairfield, Va on 7/30/2017

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works and fits great !

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/19/2017

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

No Issues, works great!!

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Vancouver, WA on 6/19/2017

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

Allowed painless interfacing between my VW Jetta antenna connector and the JVC receiver.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA. on 3/27/2017

2005 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, but is very hard to install because of it's size and tight working area.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Freddy from Baltimore, MD on 2/5/2017

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My new HD radio gets excellent reception.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Buffalo, MN on 1/12/2017

2002 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Be sure to splice 12V power to this or your reception will not be good.

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works well

scott from Louisville, KY on 12/24/2016

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

allowed me to use new pioneer head unit in my audi a4

Pros: does job

Cons: n/a

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Raleigh, NC on 12/8/2016

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

Works well

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Great Signal!

Anonymous from Carrollton, TX on 11/22/2016

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Antenna adapter was easy to install. Great AM/FM signal.

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Anonymous from San Antonio, TX on 11/4/2016

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

Very easy to install. Works fantastic with my radio

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: N/A

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Kingsport, TN on 10/13/2016

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

Works great!

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Works as intended

Ted from Gallatin, TN on 10/9/2016

2005 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The antenna adapter works as intended. The only draw back is the adapter is a little big and when room is an issue with all the wires and connectors space is crucial.

Pros: Works

Cons: A little big

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Buena Park, CA on 7/1/2016

2005 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great power attena. works great.

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Simple and it works

Jon from Guilford, CT on 6/28/2016

2005 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say about it. It's easy to hook up and adapts your stock antenna to an aftermarket head unit. If you're using the Crux harness to hook up your head unit, don't connect the turn-on lead to the "antenna turn on" lead on the Crux's harness. Use the antenna turn on lead (or the amp turn on lead) on the head unit's harness instead.

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Necessary Part

Wade C from Sicily, Italy on 6/20/2016

2007 Audi A3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This piece fits and installs easily. No degradation in signal quality that I can appreciate.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: My only con is that the piece is necessary at all. I've never installed a radio that required this part.

Will not fit 2006 A4 with Navigation

Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 5/30/2016

2006 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this wire for 2006 A4 with Navigation, and it did not fit, even though Crutchfield online said it would fit. Highly dissapointed, ended up throwing wire away since to return it i would have to pay $10, so made no sense.

Pros: None, wont fit

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Nice

Brady from Ogden, UT on 2/29/2016

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit and convenient install. I had no idea you needed this for my car. Thank you Crutchfield!

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Worked good

Garth from Nebraska on 1/28/2016

2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great

Pros: Fit well and works great.

Cons: None really to mention.

40 VW 54 antenna adapter

Chris from cabot, AR on 1/27/2016

2009 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked great. No problems.

Pros: Prefect fit.

Cons: Non

Works great!

Ray from Fort Wayne ,IN on 1/19/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

At first, I did not think it was the right one because it was difficult to push in. With a little bit of persuasion,it got in there. Worked for my 2005 Bonneville.

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works great

Dave from Ohio on 12/29/2015

2010 Volkswagen Beetle
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works great

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works well

Jeff from New York on 11/29/2015

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

works well.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Jarod from Florida on 11/1/2015

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

It was easy to install, works great

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Works 100% in my 2001 Allroad

BigChiefS4 from Minnesota on 9/23/2015

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

I was leery of using this as the one in my A4 can't pick up anything but the closest radio stations. This works 100% perfect in my 2001 Allroad.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Utah on 9/19/2015

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

Easy Straight forward installation

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Texas on 8/31/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problem, easy to install

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Nice addition to the purchase

TCas from Santa Barbara on 7/9/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield does their research and knows putting an aftermarket radio requires the powered antenna adapter to obtain quality am/fm reception!

Pros: Necessity

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Just because !

Lucbob32 from Concord, CA on 5/8/2015

2000 Audi A6 Avant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just because you need it ! It did make movement of the stereo easier for sure!

Pros: Easy to attach

Cons: None

adapter

David from Bristol Va on 2/23/2015

2001 Audi S4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Standard adapter. Plug n play

Pros: Radio now works

Cons: Could be shorter in length or more compact

Metra Antenna Adaptor

CHalloran from Schenectady new york on 1/25/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice add on

Pros: Great signal strength now! I never lose any stations.

Cons: Its a little bit of a pinch fitting it being the receiver along with everything else back there (05 beetle). It eventually found its place without coming unplugged

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from big sandy, tx on 12/28/2014

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

Easy installation

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2001 Beetle Radio replacement

Manny from Lubbock, Tx on 10/23/2014

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

The antenna adaptor worked well with no problems installing.

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A+

Paul Heinen from North Dakota on 9/22/2014

2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as it should price and shipping were great

Pros: It works for a very specific vehicle set up

Cons: a little long and hard to hide in the dash but that is more a product of the vehicle than this adaptor

Antenna adapter

Louis T from Bayside, NY on 8/20/2014

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

Works great. Has fixed hard section that was a bit of a challenge to fit into space to get new radio back into

Pros: Works well

Cons: Hard mid wire dongle interferes with space for radio

This thing is big

PM from Durham, NC on 8/15/2014

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

Needed this when hooking up a new head unit to a 2000 VW Golf. It appears to be working fine, though it is a pretty big piece of kit for the small job it has to do, and was difficult to squeeze back into the tiny space behind the head unit.

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Antenna adaptor

Frosty from Young America, MN on 6/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Antenna adaptor works well but it is bulky and difficult to position in small spaces.

Pros: Easy to connect. Does its job well.

Cons: Bulky and difficult to position in tight space.

Great adapter

N5JJR from Ponca City, OK on 4/13/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With this, the Pioneer radio I installed seemed more sensitive (would pull in distant or weak stations well) than the factory VW radio in our 05 New Beetle.

Pros: Works great

Cons: can't think of any

Works great

Mus5083 from Lacey,WA on 4/7/2014

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

Very easy to use

Pros: Instructions included

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Terran from Johnsburg, IL on 4/1/2014

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

Customer service makes it easy

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Incredibly fast delivery and perfect fit

Rich_05156 from Springfield, VT on 3/27/2014

2001 Audi S4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was working on putting my daughters aftermarket car stereo and realized I needed an adapter for the antenna. Looked it up on Crutchfield and ordered. The item was shipped THAT DAY and arrived very quickly. I am extremely happy with the product and quick service.

Pros: Quick shipping

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beetle antenna adapter

Anonymous from pompano beach, fla on 3/3/2014

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job, the hole was a little small for adapter and i had to open it up a bit.

Pros: The stereo works like a champ with aftermarket radio signal

Cons: See review

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from derry nh on 2/23/2014

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

worked well

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Works as it should

Chris from NC on 2/15/2014

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

Works right out of the box and hooked up without a hitch to my 01 passat. Couldn't ask for anything simpler or any better than this.

Pros: Cheap, works right out of the box,

Cons: none

powered antenna

tom k from Hatboro, Pa on 2/7/2014

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

Antenna and connector hooked right up to my 99 passat. Worked fantastic.

Pros: Ease of connect

Cons: None

Free and works

this guy from Charleston, SC on 2/4/2014

2002 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was free with my JVC head unit and it does what it supposed to.

Pros: Free and works right.

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Antenna Adapter

SteveB from Rhode Island on 2/3/2014

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

Must have product for the antenna. easy installation

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Straight forward install with clear instructions. It is a little bulky to fit behind a radio, but it fit with a little coaxing. Reception is good (actually way better than with the stock radio, but I believe that has more to do with the stock radio having a weak tuner)

Pros: Simple install: one wire and two plug-in connectors

Cons: It's a little bulky for something that gets installed behind a car radio.

VW Antenna Adapter

CrevC from Las Vegas, NV on 1/13/2014

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

Perfect.

Pros: You need it if you've a VW.

Cons: None

Antenna adapter

Hector V. from Modesto, CA on 1/1/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product really handy

Pros: Make intallation a sanap

Cons: None

Not for an 2006 Audi S4

Anonymous from Burbank,CA on 12/19/2013

2006 Audi S4 Avant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the incorrect adapter for an 2006 Audi S4. Needed a Fakra Adapter, not a coaxial type.

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Also Useless

Anon from Denver, CO on 12/10/2013

2006 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter is not compatible with my factory antenna as promised.

Pros: ...anyone?

Cons: Not compatible.

Not for a4 avant

jozaan from ny, ny on 12/9/2013

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adapter worked for rf antenna but no adapter for if antenna

Pros: None

Cons: Bad reception

Does it's job

uscgqm from Poulsbo, WA on 11/23/2013

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

Does exactly what it needs to do. Only this I would change is to make it a either a bit shorter or not as stiff because it was a bit difficult to stuff it into the small space available for all the wires behind the receiver.

Pros: Does exactly what it needs to do and makes install of a new receiver easier.

Cons: Its a bit difficult to fit into the small area with the rest of the wires behind the receiver due to its length.

Long adapter

AM radio junkie from Saint Paul, MN on 10/25/2013

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

This addaptor works fine but I am having an issue getting AM now? My old radio (manufactor) received AM great. I am wondering if it is because of the addaptor I had to use on my VW? This also adds a bit of material to fit behind the stereo.

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Crutchfield response on 10/28/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

antenna adapter

antenna adapter from Whidbey Island, WA on 10/20/2013

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

it works

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Pioneer

aag007 from Tucson, AZ on 9/14/2013

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I LIKE

Pros: BEST

Cons: NOO

Works great!

Chachi007 from Midwest, Il on 8/25/2013

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

This part fit great & did the job it was meant to do.

Pros: Long enough, called tech support to find out what to do with the extra wire & they came trough! A++

Cons: None

Should be smaller

Bill from Pa on 8/20/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works fine but it should be smaller, there's not a lot of room behind most receivers.

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Easy solution to antenna

Bigdrill777 from Texas on 8/17/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An easy solution to the add-on radio in a VW, the installer had cut and spliced the antenna wire in the previous installation and not said anything about these being available.. This was the fix when installed in the new VW. It fits and is easy to install.

Pros: Works and helps radio pick up stations.

Cons: Should have a clip to keep the connectors' together.

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Fireproof from Denver, Pa on 7/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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VW Antenna Adapter

Leo from Sterling, Va. on 7/18/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugs right in! Easy to use!

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Dan from Yakima Wa on 6/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product easy to connect and follow instructions.

Pros: Works perfectly for my car.

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Great Product

Juanster from 90280 on 5/31/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what it says. I installed it and my radio gets reception now. Awesome!!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Adapter

Andy R. from Muskegon, MI on 5/17/2013

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

Great product! Works great.

Pros: Easy fit with no modifications.

Cons: Kind of long.

Antenna Adapter

Randy from NY on 5/10/2013

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

Easy install. Works like a charm

Pros: This little sucker even brought the AM stations in better!

Cons: None

Works well

Rick T. from Pen Argyl, PA on 4/29/2013

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected.

Pros: Worked perfect, good documentation.

Cons: None.

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Kenosha, WI on 4/27/2013

2005 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install no complaints.

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Antenna for new radio

Elizabeth K from Centreville, Va on 4/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am not the person that installed the radio, I own the car that the radio was installed in. The radio is installed and plays wonderfully.

Pros: Installing a radio in the little hole on the dash is a testy jjob, the part fit and the radio is working very well

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I love free stuff

Rob K. from Kingsport, TN on 4/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's an antenna adapter that I didnt have to buy, thanks.

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antenna adapter

john from Vermilion Ohio on 4/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly

Pros: simple

Cons: none

Worked Perfect

Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 4/2/2013

2002 Audi TT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This connected perfectly

Pros: Works

Cons: NA

Huge and weak fitting

LairK from San Clemente, CA on 2/14/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The fitting to mate the existing antenna cable is not secure. The OEM deck had a mechanical restraint for the cable. This just has the opposite gender and not much of an option to secure it.

Pros: If works.

Cons: Securing the connection as you cram this monstrosity into the already too small space for the deck is next to impossible...

Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 10/16/2012

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

Perfect fit!

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good

JMR from Washington, DC on 6/2/2012

1998 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

as advertised

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Antenna Adapter

Zack M from Evansville, IN on 5/3/2012

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

This product works for what it says it does. The installation was fairly easy in a 2000 VW Beetle with a JVC ARSENAL KD-AHD79. I wish there was more space in the dash, but that wasn't a big deal. Something you should know if you're adding a deck to a Beetle--I attached this to the amp kick-on wire.

Pros: Meets expectation

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Good antenna

Adamk from Nepa on 3/31/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Mark from Peachtree City, GA on 3/12/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Becasue of the short aerel the booster was necessary and I am now able to pick up stations that I could not with the original system

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Anonymous from Oakdale CT on 2/4/2012

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

Works as advertised but had to contact Technical support as the installation instructions did not address what to do with the additional wire. Tech support was very responsive and answered the questions quickly and accuratly.

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Worst ever from Crutchfield

Anonymous from Ohio on 1/22/2012

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

No one from Crutchfield has a clue. Worst installation ever. The adapters are so bulky and the space in the dash is small. Sorry Bill Crutchfield, but your brand is slipping. Please pull this item as it is a bust.

Pros: None

Cons: Bulky. Wont fit without sawing up the inside panels. There is no way anyone at Crutchfield has ever tried to install this.

fits well

Aovi from Alabama Coast on 10/6/2011

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was another in a series of free extras with my car stereo purchase from Crutchfield. Fit with my daughter's 2002 bug perfectly

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Perfect

Steve K from Branford, CT on 4/19/2011

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

A must have. The length is ideal as are the connectors. Everything fits perfect and is soft enough to be bent without crushing or kinking. I didn't need the 12v connection so it got wrapped in electrical tape to be safe.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

VW Chick from Charlotte, NC on 3/18/2011

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

Used to connect aftermarket radio. A must have. Very easy to install.

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A6 antenna adapter amp

Tim from Ft Collins Co on 2/27/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adapter worked great once I wired the blue wire to a 12v source. The radio went from picking up one station bearly to receiving the weakest station clearly in HD. A must have if your VW/Audi has a Bose or Synphany factory radio.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Matt from Alexandria, VA on 3/7/2010

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

Works as advertised.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Martin from Houston, TX on 10/23/2009

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

Installed this with the addition of a Alpine CDE-103BT. Couldn't get AM reception with my previous Alpine head unit and after I installed the new radio with this harness(running the power antenna wire to it since I don't have a power antenna on my car), got better FM reception and got AM reception that I never had. Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Ryan from Tampa, FL on 5/14/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is required to change from the factory installed stereo to an aftermarket, only if you want to listen to the radio. Adapts the factory antenna lead to the universal that the aftermarket stereos use.

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It's a must for this car

Alejandro from Miami Lakes, Fl on 4/22/2009

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

Never had a wrong purchase from Crutchfield and all the parts always come with all the info you need to complete. Always happy with all I buy from Crutchfield.

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You need this no matter what.

Shane from Michigan on 2/2/2009

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

This is a must have for most Audi and VW applications. it works perfectly with my 99 Passat estate. Contrary to some other reviews, the instruction do tell you what to do with the blue wire: nothing. The wire is for a specific application to a 2003 audi or something. I didn't need it so I just wrapped it around the other cable and put a little electrical tape over it to keep it out of the way, problem solved.

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No tuner without it!

Jonathan from Mesa, AZ on 1/25/2009

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

Works perfectly and couldn't be any easier to install in an '02 VW Jetta. People complaining about the blue wire need to remember this is for several different makes of vehicles. If your vehicle antenna doesn't need voltage then there won't be a wire, I thought that was pretty self-explanatory. There is also no reason to strip and solder(?) the wire if you don't need it, leave the wire alone - it receives voltage it doesn't send voltage out! Oh, yeah, it's FREE with stereo purchase from Crutchfield.

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

cesnaz from Boston, MA on 10/25/2008

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

This adapter works and fits perfectly, the only problem is nothing was said about the blue wire. It is useless tom Aayone with an 01 jetta.

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Antenna Injector

Rickna from Stamford, CT on 1/30/2008

2001 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could not get any stations (AM or FM) without this item. Now, I get all stations even my garage! The difference is like night & day. Great value, and fast shipping. Thank you Crutchfield!

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Metra 40-VW54 Antenna Adapter

Joe from Illinois on 11/21/2007

Works as described, but instructions didn't mention that the connector on the end of the blue 12V wire is basically useless. Plan on cutting it off and stripping the end, then crimping or soldering the wire.

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Features

Compatibility: The Metra AntennaWorks VW/Audio/European vehicle antenna adapter cable (40-VW54) converts the factory coaxial antenna plug of an amplified roof-mount antenna to a standard motorola connection for installation of an aftermarket car stereo head unit in select VW/Audio/European vehicles.

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Why did you buy this?

Needed it to adapt new Sirius radio antenna[ Charles  Oct 11, 2017 ]
Came With Kit Needed For installation[ Christopher  Jul 31, 2017 ]
required part[ Ryan C.  Jul 28, 2017 ]
Ability to listen to the radio might be nice...[ Justin  Jul 27, 2017 ]
Couldn't beat the price offered[ vincent  Jul 24, 2017 ]
Required for install in Audi[ Matt  Jul 16, 2017 ]
To make the installation smooth, like jazz.[ Keith  Jul 06, 2017 ]
Needed for Aftermarket Unit in VW Vehicle for proper function of the powered antenna[ WALTER  Jun 30, 2017 ]
Need it to make it work right![ Derek  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Part of the kit[ William  Jun 13, 2017 ]
I bought this antenna adapter because I need this specific adapter to work with the double din touch screen radio to my 2006 Audi A4. I've heard great things about these products![ Austin  May 20, 2017 ]
included in the installation kit :) [ Troy  May 17, 2017 ]
It was recommended (and included at no cost) for my vehicle.[ Lary  May 03, 2017 ]
Clean connect[ WILLIAM  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Needed to have a proper install on a 98 Audi A4[ TUCKER  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Required[ Scott  Apr 01, 2017 ]
need this to install radio[ Joseph  Mar 31, 2017 ]
I'll take it![ Damion  Mar 29, 2017 ]
For the dodge[ Michael  Mar 09, 2017 ]
Cause you need it ! lol[ robert  Feb 18, 2017 ]
included in kit[ Bryan  Feb 05, 2017 ]
It was free with purchase and want to make sure I can hook up my antenna.[ NICHOLAS TROY  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Those pesky antennas. Without a connection my Cabrio would have no HD.[ Freddy  Jan 20, 2017 ]
A friend told me of crutchfield and they added everything to my order needed to install my daughters stereo, at way below the cost I expected![ Steven  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Recommended[ Logan  Dec 30, 2016 ]
My girlfriend has a 2002 Audi all road and she might want the radio at some point[ Jeffrey  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Required for install[ Michael  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Needed to listen AM-FM stations with aftermarket radio[ Luis R. Ortiz  Dec 09, 2016 ]
recommended[ FREDERICK D  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Because it said I needed it to adapt this radio.[ Thomas  Nov 30, 2016 ]
convenience/package deal[ edmund  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Can't use the factory antenna without it.[ Matthew  Nov 21, 2016 ]
After research I have seen in many videos and reading into the factory parts for my 98 Jetta, I know I will be needing this adapter in order to listen to the radio.[ Jonathan  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Absolutely required to use factory antenna with aftermarket stereo[ Jeremiah  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Came with the installation kit[ Carl  Sep 29, 2016 ]
It fit[ Andrew  Sep 25, 2016 ]
Includes antenna amp wire, and is required for am/fm on my aftermarket stereo.[ Bryan  Sep 06, 2016 ]
NEED IT FOR MY CAR RADIO[ DARION M  Sep 06, 2016 ]
necessary for connecting my power antenna to my new aftermarket head unit[ Patrick  Aug 29, 2016 ]
makes the installation easier[ J  Aug 13, 2016 ]
Gives extra slack in the wire[ andy  Aug 07, 2016 ]
Obvious.[ Michael  Jul 07, 2016 ]
Needed for installation[ Raul  Jun 27, 2016 ]
It a must for type of car I own.[ Jose  Jun 25, 2016 ]
This part was recommended by the website as something I would need specifically for my vehicle to install an aftermarket radio. It was only $10 and I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.[ Wade  Jun 05, 2016 ]
I did a lot of research and it appears to be the perfect solution for installing an aftermarket HU with the factory antenna connection that came with a 2001 VW passat[ Zackary  May 24, 2016 ]
Bought this because it was listed as an accessory and I didn't want to get into the installation job only to find I didn't have the right components to complete it.[ JOHN A  May 18, 2016 ]
very good product[ Larry  May 16, 2016 ]
Needed for vehicle[ Eric E.  May 04, 2016 ]
just in case...[ james  May 03, 2016 ]
It was included in the free installation kit.[ Ronald  Apr 24, 2016 ]
No hassle installation for new unit.[ Richard  Apr 20, 2016 ]
part of the accessories kit[ Mark  Apr 17, 2016 ]
Need for Factory harness[ Michael  Apr 08, 2016 ]
It's always a better choice when you don't have to cut any of the factory wiring.[ CAS  Apr 05, 2016 ]
i need it to connect to the factory antenna[ Thomas  Mar 30, 2016 ]
better reception[ Martin  Feb 27, 2016 ]
made for my vehicle[ jorge  Feb 20, 2016 ]
Needed it for the Volkswagen.[ A. McKay  Feb 12, 2016 ]
needed to work with new head unit[ Stephen  Feb 01, 2016 ]
better reception[ JESSE  Jan 21, 2016 ]
excellent part is necessary for installation radio[ ABEL  Jan 14, 2016 ]
It comes with the kit recommended by Crutchfield, It's free![ norman  Jan 08, 2016 ]
To adapt to antenna[ G  Dec 15, 2015 ]
recommended to interface with VW Beetle[ DESIREE  Dec 13, 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 wiring connections. It will be specific to our vehicle. 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/. [ Kenny  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff
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