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Raptor AD-VW1 by Metra

Factory Antenna to Aftermarket Radio Adapter for Select 1988-up Audi/BMW/Mercedes Benz/SMART Vehicles

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This Antenna Adaptor fits many European vehicles, including the new 2008-up SMART fortwo/451 and allows AM/FM radio when installing an after market car stereo. The adapter allows you to replace the factory stereo with any after market radio and receive AM/FM signals as the factory antenna adapter is not the standard after market size. Installation is straight forward and simple. If you are planning on changing the radio in your VW/Mercedes/BMW/SMART car, this Antenna Adaptor is typically required.
  • Factory Antenna to Aftermarket Radio Adapter
  • For select 1988-2005 Audi/BMW/Mercedes vehicles
  • Factory antenna with flat plug to aftermarket radio
  • A capacitor is included to match impedance
  • Some newer European radios also have capacitors that do not allow this adapter to work properly (try using 40-VW12)
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Compatible Vehicles

Compatible Vehicle Make and Model
The model of vehicle that this vehicle specific product is designed for. Please keep in mind that engine variations can affect the compatibility of the products.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Alecia

Elk River, MN

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Clean and simple

March 13, 2012

This really can’t be simpler. For anyone that is replacing the stock deck in a European vehicle; this is a must if you want radio reception from you're aftermarket deck.

I really liked the Raptors design the best. It has a long beefy cord which allows you to keep the stock connectors far in the back which gives you more room for all you're other wires and allows for a strong signal for good radio reception. I felt its construction was nice and solid compared to the other short adaptors.

I highly recommend this adaptor over the other short nub ones. It provides for more room and better construction for the same price.

Also, Sonic Electronix was great. This was a part of my first purchase from them and I could not be happier. They have the best prices I have ever seen and have great shipping. If I ever need anything else Sonic Electronix will definitely be my first stop.

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James

Canada

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Works as expected

May 27, 2011

Installed in a 2001 E46 BMW 325i.

Fits perfectly from the stock car attenna into a Kenwood DNX9960.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AD-VW1

UPC

086429129041

Weight

0.20lbs

Internal SKU

advw1

Internal Product ID

21420

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Raptor AD-VW1 by Metra