Kubectl connection refused

Hello all.

Hope someone can help me.
To describe the situation in short, I have a self managed k8s cluster, running on 3 machines (1 master, 2 worker nodes). In order to make it HA, I attempted to add a second master to the cluster.
After some failed attempts, I found out that I needed to add controlPlaneEndpoint configuration to kubeadm-config config map. So I did, with masternodeHostname:6443.

I generated the certificate and join command for the second master, and after running it on the second master machine, it failed with
error execution phase control-plane-join/etcd: error creating local etcd static pod manifest file: timeout waiting for etcd cluster to be available
Checking the first master now, I get connection refused for the IP on port 6443. So I cannot run any kubectl commands.
Tried recreating the .kube folder, with all the config copied there, no luck.
Restarted kubelet, docker.
The containers running on the cluster seem ok, but I am locked out of any cluster configuration (dashboard is down, kubectl commands not working).
Is there any way I make it work again? Not losing any of the configuration or the deployments already present?
Thanks! Sorry if it’s a noob question.

Cluster information:

Kubernetes version: 1.15.3
Cloud being used: (put bare-metal if not on a public cloud) bare-metal
Installation method: kubeadm
Host OS: RHEL 7
CNI and version: weave 0.3.0
CRI and version: containerd 1.2.6