Sorry I dropped out earlier..... It was beer:30 and I had a cold one
Then a nap..... dang those Olympics are keeping me up late!!
I did say fuse/circuit breaker early on so maybe I get half a point
From the close up we can see it's getting rusty/corroded.
As others have mentioned I don't know how to stop that but do
keep an eye on it. If you have trouble again one day you'll know
where to look. IF you were really feeling energetic I suppose you could
put the whole birds nest of wires in a plastic junction box with some
sort of rubber grommets for the wires. It's still gonna get damp
but not nearly as much as direct exposure like it is now.
Glad you had a happy ending!!