Actually, I was thinking that when the problem first popped up. Slowly though, I'm beginning to think that eight years is still eight years. Time does weird stuff to different things.
I forgot to mention, the wire connecting to the plug that connects to the harness is brittle and frayed. No, it's not shorting out, at least where I can see it...but who knows what the condition is under the wire looms!?!
I'm ordering them as soon as I hear back from Phil...