||08-02-2012 05:54 PM
Hitch wiring in way of light guard install
I bought my 2000 TJ in March and a PO had installed a U-Haul tow hitch. I went to install my Smittybilt tail light guards last night and got the first one on in just a few minutes. When I pulled the second light off I found that I can't pull the wiring completely out to run through the hole in the light guard because the wiring for the hitch is spliced in with a crimp-style connectors. It also is connected to the body with a ground wire that doesn't seem to have a way to detach without simply clipping the wire.
It seems like a rookie question but I'm hoping someone has some advice for how to proceed. We are looking at a cross country move next year so I'd prefer to keep the wiring intact if possible but I don't know what my other option might be. Thanks in advance.