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Metra Amplified Roof-mount Antenna

Replacement antenna for select 1993-up Audi, VW, and Volvo models

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This Metra antenna replaces the factory amplified antenna in select 1993-up Audi, VW, and Volvo vehicles. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this antenna is compatible with your vehicle and if you'll need an antenna adapter for the installation. Warranty: 30 days.

Good little antanna, picks up signal well. Gives a modern looking to my older car, easy to install if you got any fabrication skills.

Christopher, Lynnwood, Wa

What's in the Box:

  • European roof-mount antenna (with attached 7" antenna cable terminated by a threaded F-type female connector)
  • 15' Antenna extension cable (with a female F-type connector on one end and a proprietary European connector on other end)

Metra Amplified Roof-mount Antenna Reviews

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(3 Reviews)

modern touch on a RX7.

Christopher from Lynnwood, Wa on 4/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good little antanna, picks up signal well. Gives a modern looking to my older car, easy to install if you got any fabrication skills.

Pros: Good signal, reasonable priced

Cons: Little over kill on the packaging, got a very large box with tones of peanuts for such a small item.

Classic that never gets old!

Thadon55 from California on 12/28/2014

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

Looks great and up to date and works even better than it looks. Super easy to install for the 16V Look on my MK2 Jetta GL

Pros: Looks and works great...

Cons: None to mention.

Jetta roof mount antenna with amplifier

Inthewoods from Maine on 9/24/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Antenna works great. Unfortunately could not buy the antenna without buying the amplifier (which I did not need). However, great service again from Crutchfield.

Pros: Antenna works well. Able to hear stations that I have been unable to listen to for a long time. Helped immensely on a recent trip to the midwest.

Cons: Had to buy the amplifier in order to purchase the antenna


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Overview: The Metra AntennaWorks European Roof Mount Antenna (HDR-44-UA40) is a direct replacement for select Audis & Volkswagens with roof mount antenna systems that feature a powered amplifier.

Note: The HDR-44-UA40 roof mount antenna may require an extension cable or antenna adapter depending on vehicle. Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if this antenna is compatible with your vehicle.

Fiberglass Mast: The roof mount antenna features a 1-section 16.75" fiberglass mast with a  helical wound element.

Amplified: The Metra AntennaWorks HDR-44-UA40 roof mounting antenna is electronically amplified to receive weak signals.

Antenna Cable: The Metra HDR-44-UA40 features an attached 7" coaxial cable and a 15' coaxial extension cable with a proprietary European connector.

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Looks like a decent product [ RODECKER  Dec 11, 2016 ]
I needed to replace the antenna on my '99 A4 Avant, and this appears to be the correct antenna. Much more reasonably priced than the Audi part! [ Phil  Aug 10, 2016 ]
OEM antenna does not work anymore. Hopefully this one does. [ Lisa  Jan 18, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Dec 17, 2015 ]  Staff
Sorry can't help. Purchased for my daughters Beetle. Ended up having to cut off connections that came with the antenna and spliced in the cars connectors. Did not run the antenna all the way to the radio. Does not work well and now have to spend big bucks at VW dealer to replace. [ RICHARD P  Dec 17, 2015 ]