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      01-23-2020, 01:09 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by wentworth3 View Post
If it happens again, then I am tempted to pull all of the wire and replace it with heavy duty 12 gage speaker cable. I am probably kidding, but maybe not.
Typically the wire failure is at a crease - an unfortunate design. Anyone with mechanical/electric experience would surmise that bending a wire and insulation enough times will cause a break.

I don't know that I'd "upgrade" the wire (and that gauge or size is an upgrade).

If there was no other way around this design, at least a sub-harness for the flex area would have allowed a far easier replacement of a wearable item.

It may be a little bit of strain relief could prolong the harness, if one could distribute the flex from occurring at a high tension point.

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