When I installed my light, I cut the wires just behind the connector for the bulb. I pulled the wires out of the old light bucket, and put them through the new one. That was no easy task, let me tell you. Once in the new bucket, I installed the lamp connector back to the the harness, and works fine. It may be better to do like the instructions state, but I'm a lazyass sometimes, and take the easier way. Good luck to you, and post pics when it is done.