Do you ever buy a car and then realize long afterward that the car has been molested beyond repair? I have. This post will document the absolutely devastatingly bad state of the rear hatch wiring on my S6 and my half-decent repair. Be warned, it is BAD.
No, these images are not doctored. Yes, that is how the wiring came. Yes, it was sketchy. Yes, it was a fire hazard. Yes, this paragraph is now over.
I would later wrap it all up in OEM tape and it looks somewhat stock. All of that being said, this is another case of something being fixed by me that I decided I would replace at a later date. The wiring harness I now have (in 2021) is going to replace this hackjob and return it back to stock. That being said, everything does work now that I repaired it.