Are the Uniden Remote Mute/ Hardwire kits worth it?

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I like mine and I am glad I got it. My only wish is that the installer asked me where I wanted it. I assumed he would so I waited. Then it was done LOL. I can reach it but I have to lean forward as it is under the steering wheel. Pain in the ass LOL

I did not go after market, I ordered Uniden's kit.
 
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I like mine and I am glad I got it. My only wish is that the installer asked me where I wanted it. I assumed he would so I waited. Then it was done LOL. I can reach it but I have to lean forward as it is under the steering wheel. Pain in the ass LOL

Maybe he left some slack and you can move it where you want it?

In the past, I mounted my escort remote on top of the steering column. It was ok, but the bright LED Power indicator was distracting at night to the point of me putting black electrical tape over it.
On my current truck, the leather flap that hides the gap between the steering wheel and dash is made in such a fashion that you would have seen too much wire, so I mounted mine on the right side of the steering column. I actually like this location better because is it is more concealed, the lights are not in my line of sight, and doesn't scream "I have a RD, break my window and steal me" if someone looks inside.
 

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Originally had the safe and sound and it only lasted a few months. The official one I have had for almost a year and it works flawlessly.

I just want to add, that I also didn’t like the blue light on the safe and sound. I’m sure most of these wire kits can have an occasional bad apple, but I also never liked that piercing blue light while driving at night.

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the bright LED Power indicator was distracting

That's one of the main reasons I installed my hardwire kit the way that I did. The leds were way too bright. I changed to leds that have a much lower mcd.

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I like mine. I bought it when the R7 came out because of the awkward position of the side mute button.
Edit: That Sugru stuff is great for mounting things. I used it to mount the button in the pic.
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This!
Uniden's hardwire kit w/mute is great especially because of the weird location of mute button on R7.[emoji108]

IMO always go with hardwiring if you possibly can.

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I run my R3s' withthe escort hardwired smart cord with the Yellow & Black reversed wires at the jack and have an indicator light (power on) and the mute/mark memory button works.
I hope it works the same with R7.
 

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Anybody know how to order the Safe N Sound direct wire kit with the round mute button instead of the flat one?
 

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here's the round one. there is a $10 LED add on option for either option if you want also.



here's the flat one in case you change your mind


Save these links!

The Safe-N-Sound website navigation is incomplete, and practically impossible to navigate back to those pages. I figure the guy making the cables is an expert at cables, but not at websites. :)
 

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Thanks Blizzard. And yeah sdrawkcaB, the website leaves something to be desired.
 

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I installed the Safe-n-Sound hardware kit last week, and it works as advertised. I used a standard fuse tap for the install; started with a slide-in tap, but replaced that with a t-tap after install because it was a bit cleaner.

I got a blue LED (dislike red flashing), and mounted that and the mute button to my ProClip cell phone mount.
 

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Hardwired Safe-n-Sound kit, blue led is indeed very bright and distracting, especially at night, hence tried to put it away while keeping noticeable.

Still looking for a better place to put the light/mute button, please share where did you decide to put them.

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SOME put it in the vents. BUT yours is mounted EVEN LOWER thsn that. SOME get the circle dot glare reducers from Fleabay.
Put them directly over the LED to cut the brightness.

Just a thought

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My Safe-n-Sound flat button no light kits should be coming in this week. Decided I didn't need a bright light telling me the screaming noise is my radar detector going off. Still trying to sort out button locations on the CX5 and Miata. Super tired of the coil wire.
 

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I use the remote mute, I mounted it on the steering wheel to the left hand side. Makes it easier while driving, plus I can see light in case I can't hear the beeping. I'd say it's definitely worth it.
 

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I like mine. I bought it when the R7 came out because of the awkward position of the side mute button.
Edit: That Sugru stuff is great for mounting things. I used it to mount the button in the pic.
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mine looks a lot like this. put in almost the same position.

its been working flawlessly so far.

I'm not a huge fan of the velcro I used to install it, but oh well. At some point I'll take the dash apart and make a little cubby for it.

My audi has a perfect spot to the left of the steering wheel where i was gonna put the TMG headunit, but I could also put my uniden button there.
 

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11 months with the Uniden HW, installed in an Alfa Romeo Stelvio, no issues. It sounds like the OP is already committed to a HW, but if he needs any more convincing...the lighter placement in the Alfa rendered one cup holder completely useless if plugging in the R7 there. So another argument for a HW is restoring that cup functionality, depending on your vehicle.
 

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