I’m not sure if anybody has removed the plug, but people have cut and reconnected the wires. As far as I can tell results do vary, though. It’s obviously not going to be as strong and water proof as the cable is out of the box and your RD might stop working or will shift all the time.
We’re talking about 7970, right? Is it the internal wire kit you have, or the external one?
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