[quote=“JMcK”]Cutting the wire shouldn’t mess up the freezer, unless you leave exposed bare wire that can short out. You can show thistle yourself by removing the light bulb. Which will have the same effect.
Knowing nothing about the design of your freezer, I have to wonder if the 4-5 inches of slack isn’t there for a reason, and even if you stick with a 2x4 collar, are you removing slack that’s there for strain relief?[/quote]
I’m assuming that’s what it’s there for. 4-5" is all I can get, so maybe having it pulled taught isn’t the best idea.
But again, in your opinion, is cutting the wire preferable to drilling into the side of the freezer? I don’t have any schematics for the freezer, so I’d just be drilling blindly but only using very short screws.