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Universal Antenna

Hideaway AM/FM car antenna

Item # 12044UA20

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or...

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Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or...

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Item # 12044UA20

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C$29.99

About the Universal Antenna

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or all aftermarket car stereos. It delivers a strong, static-free signal and, thanks to its slim, hideaway design, it won't hog space on your dash. Installation is minimal, and leaves your hood with a clean, uncluttered look.

Have a broken antenna? Replace it with this universal hideaway model that plugs right in to most factory radios or all aftermarket car stereos. It delivers a strong, static-free signal and, thanks to its slim, hideaway design, it won't hog space on your dash. Installation is minimal, and leaves your hood with a clean, uncluttered look.

The antenna wire has a standard male Motorola plug on one end, and includes a wire to connect to your stereo's power antenna turn-on lead. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: You might need an antenna adapter and tools to connect this antenna to your car's factory radio. Call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to make sure you get the right parts for your vehicle.

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What's in the box:

  • Universal amplified hideaway antenna (with attached 8.5' antenna cable and 8.5' power/ground wires)
MFR #44-UA20

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Amplified Hide-Away Antenna: The Metra 44-UA20 is a universal amplified antenna that can be used in applications where a conventional telescoping/power antenna is not desired. It is designed for optimum AM/FM reception covering all broadcast radio bands. The antenna has a self adhesive pad on the bottom of it, so that you can mount it in nearly any remote location.

  • Motorolla Cable: The Metra 44-UA20 has an attached 8.5' antenna cable terminated by a male motorolla connector that plugs into your radio's antenna jack.
  • Power/Ground Wires: The universal amplified antenna also features 8.5' power and ground wires. It can be powered with +12V accessory power in the vehicle or from the remote turn-on wire on back of the radio. It should be grounded to bare metal of the vehicle.

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9 questions already asked

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Whats the size of the antenna its self?
[ Dennis  Oct 29, 2019 ]
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Its pretty small mines installed so I can't give exact size but it's about 1.25x5.00 cords about 10-12 feet, it works really good best to get it as high as possible with little to no metal above it, I mount mine in rear window above package tray
[ Richard  Nov 08, 2019 ]
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I don't have it here as I Remember on install it is about 3/4.by 3/4 square and about 4 inches long
[ Kirks   Nov 07, 2019 ]
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How much power does the antenna pull?
[ Joe  Aug 12, 2019 ]
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It didn't do my good picking up stations
[ CLAUDE G  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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I don't know. None I that I know of.
[ CLAUDE G  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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Why does this have an additional 12v lead for power antenna? This is not a power antenna.
[ Christopher  May 31, 2019 ]
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It is to amp up the FM signal. This antenna did not work for me. I can't recommend this piece of crap at all.
[ bradley  Jun 09, 2019 ]
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if the length is shortened, will the reception/performance be affected?
[ Tammy  Jul 17, 2018 ]
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I think you can not shortened the length. I don't recommend to attempt to cut the cable. Fold carefully the part of it you don't need, avoiding to break it. I placed it near the visor and it worked very well. Wonderful reception. I hope you enjoy your experience.
[ David  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Hey Tammy, I am sorry I did not have a chance to install this device. I instead replaced the audio receiver/cd. I don't think it's a wise idea to shorten or alter the length of the coax, surly you can hide some of the extra length. Hope this helps...Good luck Anthony
[ Anthony Bacus  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Do you have to mount this on your windshield or can you put it out of sight under the dash somewhere?
[ Donald  May 03, 2016 ]
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BEst reception is outside the vehicle, above rear window is best. Inconspicuous. Or as another mentioned, behind rear view mirror.
[ Tony  Oct 18, 2016 ]
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I used this on our boat. Mounted it inside the glove box and it works very well.
[ Eugene  May 25, 2016 ]
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Mine is mounted under the dash and it works great.
[ Bennie  May 04, 2016 ]
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Is this ddesigned to be left behind the radio face? The way i read that what it sounds like. So I'm wondering if that is correct?
[ mandrew  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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You can mount it where ever you want in the vehicle
[ KYLE  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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it has a long cord to allow you to route it wherever you want. I ran mine across the bottom of the dash and concealed the cord up the passenger side pillar trim and out the top where I attached it to very top corner of the windshield to be as inconspicuous as possible
[ RICHARD  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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Where is this antenna designed to be mounted , inside vehicle or outside ?
[ Chris  Mar 28, 2015 ]
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I live about 100 miles from any stations, will this antenna help with my poor reception?
[ Gregory  Mar 30, 2020 ]
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It is an inside the window install. .I put it above the mirror. Works great and not even noticeable
[ MICHAEL K  Mar 29, 2015 ]
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Looking to use this on a motorcycle that has AM/FM and weather band. Would this work for WB too?
[ Marsha  Jan 25, 2014 ]
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I realize that this question is old enough that the answer will be irrelevant to the one who posted the question, however, in the interest of information for the benefit of posterity, no, this antenna should not work on the Weather (WX) band. The AM broadcast band spans from 530 to 1700 kHz (but who listens to AM anymore?). The FM broadcast band spans from 88 to 108 MHz. These are North American frequency bands. The NOAA Weather Radio frequencies are: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, and 162.550 MHz (FM), well above the broadcast spectrum. It is possible that if you are relatively close to one of the NWR transmitters, you could accidentally receive a signal, just as you might with a random length wire, but this antenna will not be an efficient nor reliable NWR receiving antenna, because it is not designed to be resonant at those frequencies.
[ Scott  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Where are you planning on sticking the end box to?
[ MICHAEL K  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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I regret to report that this device did not work in my 2002 BMW Harmon Kardan sound system. I received a refund from Crutchfield.
[ MARTHA N.  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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yes this worked well on my off road vehicle
[ JEREMY  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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I am not sure if it will work with the weather band. We only use it for AM/FM.
[ Mario  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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