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Extend cable from control module to bass module?

Can I splice some wire to extend the distance between the control module and the bass module?

Also, any tips on taking apart the bass module and control module?

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Alex, I know you posted this question over a year ago, but my husband has the same question and we cannot find an answer ANYWHERE! Did you ever figure out how to cut & splice the wire b/t the control module & the base module? Please share if you did!

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