Originally Posted by theatretch85
Yet another post where some one didn't label/mark the wires and disconnected everything in the box. I will never understand why people think they need to disconnect every wire in the box just to change light fixtures or switches.
I would have come to the same conclusion.
In any case, from the condition of the wires it sounds like Mr. Velez needs an electrician. Otherwise, the OP could try heat shrink tubing to get some more life out of the wire insulation.
They are probably also brittle.