One suggestion.. Make sure you SEAL the connections, if you taped them with common electrical tape that will NOT seal, water can enter and do damage.
Method one is to overwrap the electrical tape with RESCUE tape
(NOTE: I think Radio Shack sells an "Antenna Tape" this is basically the same thing, for use on antenna connections also works here)
Method two is a brush on or spray on coating, Liquid electrical tape or Flex Seal.
Method: Do this next time
Marine grade heat shrink tubing, this is common heat shrink with a mastic liner, It seals water (heck AIR) tight when it's shrunk.
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