Originally Posted by Jared J
Carol is referring to the subpar factory wiring connections. It's best to remove them and properly crimp/heatshrink the connections to prevent future problems. Crimping to the old wires doesn't take care of that.
Jared your correct as to why I made the recommendation to do it from the inside.
Was a little taken back by the state/workmanship of the original wiring job done back there. Gave me a chance to replace the twist on connection caps Scamp used for the tail lights
with heat shrink warp connectors. Happy I did it that way as I had one side marker light that had been an on again off again issue since obtaining the trailer.... had attempted to fix it prior but the issue always returned. Changing/tightening up the wire connections inside the hatch fixed that as well.
When I first started working on installing the new tail lights
I thought taking out the bench would be a big job so I didn't do it at first. I tried doing it with my head down in the hatch but it was really uncomfortable and not easy to see where all the wires actually go. Wasted a couple of hours trying it that way until I caved in and took the bench out - about 5 min or less of a job to do that.