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Easy way to fix broken wire.

This wire broke on my deck. It was installed in a bad place but whatever. It is a low gauge red and black dc wire coming onto the deck through a fitting, it is hooked up to a strange connector/adapter that then goes to a red green white wire for the mast light. I just need to re attach the red and black wire, how do I get more wire through the fitting? Help please.
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Looking at the picture, and the sorry state of the connector, I would opt for replacing the whole connector, including the piece on the deck. If you need more wires, then buy a connector with more than two pins. Go for a good quality unit (even they are not expensive and can be bought at any boat shop), it can be really frustrating if it leaks, corrodes or breaks.

On my boat I actually used an industrial grade AMP manufactured connector from an electronics shop, it is about the same or higher quality than those sold at boat shops, and even cheaper.
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This is the connector shown... we have a few of them on our boat too. I would tend to agree with szigi - looking at the state of the connectors I would recommend cutting back to clean wire and starting over. Of course this might be difficult if there's not enough slack.

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this was the solution i used for a similar problem and it's worked really, really well.

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