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Metra 40-VW53 - Antenna Adapter for Select Audi and Volkswagen Vehicles

Metra 40-VW53 - Antenna Adapter for Select Audi and Volkswagen Vehicles
alaScore 89

19 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Metra 40-VW53 - Antenna Adapter for Select Audi and Volkswagen Vehicles is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Metra 40-VW53 - Antenna Adapter for Select Audi and Volkswagen Vehicles from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great adapter for My Audi


Easy to install and works great. This is a must for powered antennas.

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pulls radio station in good


good product, good sound on radio, bad signal on the phone.

get radio station 100 miles away

loose signal on phone in tall tree's


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Needed it for radio the was instilled.............

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Great antenna adapter!


The Metra antenna adapter was easy to install. It provided a quick and solid connection to my aftermarket antenna, and at a very good price! This resulted in a great reception.

Easy to install. Resulted in great reception. Very good price


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part needed for install


needed part for radio install in sprinter mercedes/dodge van


nothing yet

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Some cars must use this.


Was a little shocked to pay what I did for an item that I really won't be using, This should be a standard fit on all radios. A little disappointed.

Easy to install

Priced a little to high, don't really need if you don't listen to radio

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working well


needed to update antenna due to new stereo install. working well.

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Used in a radio install at the store


really can't say how wonderful this is, was ordered by the store in order to install the radio

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Works great


Glad we got them to put in our car. Works great with no problems.

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Required for my install. It fit good and worked fine once installed. Overall a good product.

good fit

Product Specifications

For over 50 years, Metra has maintained its cutting edge by paying attention to its marketplace and innovating products to fit the needs of its customers. Metra designs its products to be easy to use and easy on the eyes. The 40-VW20 is an aftermarket radio to antenna adapter. This adapter is designed for the following cars: Audi 100 4DR Sedan 1989-1994; Audi 100 4DR Sedan 1989-1994; Audi 100 4DR ?1989, 1992-1994; Audi 100 4DR Wagon 1989, 1992-1994; Audi 200 4DR Sedan 1989-1990; Audi 4000 GT 2DR Coupe 1986-1987; Audi 4000 GT 2DR Coupe 1986-1987; Audi 4000 S 4DR Sedan 1986; Audi 5000 S 4DR Wagon 1987; Audi A6 4DR Wagon 1998; Audi A6 AVANT 4DR Wagon 1999; BMW 320I 2DR Sedan 1981; BMW 323CI 2DR Sedan 2000; BMW 323I 2DR Convertible 1999; BMW 328I 2DR Convertible 1999; BMW 328I 4DR Sedan 1998; BMW 524TD 4DR Sedan 1986; BMW 525I 4DR Wagon 2002; BMW 528E 4DR Sedan 1981, 1987; BMW 528I 4DR Sedan 1982; BMW 533 4DR Sedan 1983; BMW 535I 4DR Sedan 1985; BMW 733I 4DR Sedan 1978, 1982-1983; Buick Regal 4DR Sedan 1997; Ford Focus 4DR Sedan 2001-2002; Ford Focus 4DR Wagon 2000; Ford Focus ZX3 2DR Hatchback 2002; Mercedes 190E 4DR Sedan 1985, 1987-1988, 1991; Mercedes 300CD 2DR Coupe 1982; Mercedes 300CE 2DR Coupe 1988, 1990; Mercedes 300D 4DR Sedan 1992; Mercedes 300E 4DR Sedan 1988, 1990; Mercedes 300SD 4DR Sedan 1982, 1984-1985, 1993; Mercedes 300SDL 4DR Sedan 1986; Mercedes 300SEL 4DR Sedan 1991; Mercedes 300TD 4DR Wagon 1981, 1983, 1987; Mercedes 350SD 4DR Sedan 1991; Mercedes 350SDL 4DR Sedan 1991; Mercedes 380SE 4DR Sedan 1985; Mercedes 380SEC 2DR Coupe 1982-1983; Mercedes C230 4DR Sedan 1998; Mercedes C240 4DR Sedan 2002; Mercedes C280 4DR Sedan 1996; Mercedes C43 AMG 4DR Sedan 2000; Mercedes CL500 2DR Coupe 1999, 2001; Mercedes CL600 2DR Coupe 2001; Mercedes CLK320 2DR Convertible 1999; Mercedes E320 4DR Wagon 2002; Mercedes E430 4DR Sedan 1998; Mercedes E55 AMG 4DR Sedan 2001; Mercedes ML 55 AMG 4DR SUV 2002; Mercedes S320V 4DR Sedan 1995; Mercedes S320W 4DR Sedan 1997; Mercedes S430 4DR Sedan 2000; Mercedes S500 4DR Sedan 1999; Mercedes S600 4DR Sedan 1996; Mercedes SL320 2DR Convertible 1997; Mercedes SL500 2DR Convertible 1997, 2001; Mercedes SL600 2DR Convertible 1997, 2001; Mercedes SLK230 2DR Convertible 2000; Mercury Cougar 2DR Coupe 1999; Porsche 911 Carrera 2DR Coupe 1984, 1997; Porsche 911 Carrera 2DR Convertible 1984-1985, 1988, 1996-1997, 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 2DR Coupe 1994; Porsche 911 Carrera 2 2DR Convertible 1990-1992, 1994; Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2DR Coupe 2000; Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2DR Convertible 1996; Porsche 911 Millenium 2DR Coupe 2000; Porsche 911 SC 2DR Coupe 1978, 1981; Porsche 911 SC 2DR Convertible 1975, 1980, 1983; Porsche 911 Turbo 2DR Coupe 1986, 1991-1992; Porsche 911 Turbo 2DR Convertible 1987; Porsche 968 2DR Coupe 1995; Porsche 968 2DR Convertible 1995; Porsche Boxster 2DR Convertible 1997, 1999; SAAB 9-3 4DR Sedan 2001; SAAB 9-3 4DR Hatchback 1999; SAAB 9-5 4DR Sedan 2001-2002; Volkswagen Cabrio 2DR Convertible 1999; Volkswagen Corrado 2DR Coupe 1991, 1993-1994; Volkswagen Golf 2DR Hatchback 1989, 1991; Volkswagen Golf 4DR Hatchback 1987, 1989-1990, 1993, 1996; Volkswagen Golf GTI 2DR Hatchback 1986, 1990; Volkswagen Jetta 4DR Sedan 1994, 1998; Volkswagen Passat 4DR Sedan 1996-1997; Volkswagen Passat 4DR Wagon 1990, 1993-1996; Volkswagen Quantum 2DR Coupe 1982; Volkswagen Quantum 4DR Sedan 1984; Volkswagen Quantum 4DR Wagon 1982, 1985; Volkswagen Quantum 4DR Hatchback.


AV Cable Type:Antenna adapter

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Metra Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Metra Antennaworks