Used Volkswagen Aerial Manuals

All used Volkswagen Aerial Manuals listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. list used car parts for Volkswagen are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Aerial Manuals

The Volkswagen manual aerial receives radio waves so that you can listen to the radio in your car.

Aerials are usually made of stainless steel, sometimes chrome, rubber or aluminum.  Manual aerials can be retractable and non-retractable and have different mounts, including pillar mounted and roof mounted. The Volkswagen pillar mounted aerial is mounted on a pillar bracket, which fixes to the door pillar of your car, next to the windscreen. The Volkswagen roof mounted aerial is fixed to your car roof but can also be attached to the hood, with a screw. 

The Volkswagen manual aerial is operated by hand and requires you to adjust it while outside. The Volkswagen manual aerial is connected to your car stereo by an aerial cable which houses the conductor needed to receive radio reception, and the Volkswagen manual aerial is basically an extension of the center conductor inside the aerial cable.

The manual non retractable aerial is thin and flexible but, being constantly exposed, it will erode over time due to weather damage and is more likely to be broken accidentally.  With a retractable manual aerial, you can extend and retract the aerial fully by hand, which means it is less likely to be accidentally broken off and is less exposed to the weather and high speeds, but the collapsible, hollow metal rods that allow this telescopic action can break. The Volkswagen manual aerial, like most parts, will end up wearing out and need replacing. A manual aerial will usually work well for about 4-6 years before you need to think about buying a new one, but careful and regular cleaning to avoid damage from dirt will help this part to last longer.

Volkswagen trivia

  • If you’re ever in Wolfsburg, you may want to visit the Stiftung AutoMuseum which is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, costs 8 Euros to enter and contains over 130 vehicles including the ‘See Golf’ – a seafaring Golf with hydraulic pontoons and the White Beetle on the cover of the Beatles Abbey Road album.
  • The first Volkswagen car was the ‘Type 1’ although you may know it as the Beetle. Over 20 million were sold before production stopped.
  • Volkswagen has won the ‘European Car of the Year’ award four times (Golf twice, Polo and Passat).
  • In 2019, Volkswagen sales worldwide increased by 0.5% to 6,278,300 cars.
  • Everyone knows a VW Beetle was used in Herbie, but did you know Volkswagens’ also appeared in Happy Gilmore, Footloose, Transformers and Double Trouble with Elvis Presley!