Inspect for cracks, tears, cuts, chips
Inspect for condition of material and
discard parts showing any sign of hardening.
Plug and Receptacle Assemblies. Refer
to D and E, figure 3-20. Inspect for cracks, dents, bent
inserts, cross threading and damage that would impair
General. Before repairing a harness,
clean thoroughly of dirt and other accumulations with a
brush and clean water. Dry and perform the following
Inspect harness for frayed areas.
Inspect individual leads for cuts and
other evidence of excessive wear and for missing,
damaged and illegible circuit number and part number
Inspect all cable connectors as
described in paragraphs c(1) and c(2) above.
Tape frayed areas.
replace, reusing cable connectors (fig. 3-20) where
possible. Use spare harness leads, if present, as
replacement or cut a new length of cable of proper gage
and assemble into the harness (refer to para. e (2)
Remove the disassemble damaged
and defective connectors and install new connector parts
illegible circuit number and part number markers.
General. Continuity checks are performed
during the fabrication procedure. The following sections
of this paragraph provide procedural in-
structions for step-by-step assembly and for splicing and
assembly of connectors to cables.
Using the pattern of the old harness,
cut new cable to the required lengths and complete all
splices. Spliced cables must be adequately insulated
and the insulation must be sealed to the insulation of
each cable. Wrap with ¾ -inch black plastic sheet tape-
type insulation or use heat-shrinkable promolded covers
Make a continuity check of each
cable and splice, using an ohmmeter.
Assemble connectors to cables as
identified in disassembly (see fig. 3-20).
between opposite ends of cables through appropriate
Wrap splices and wrap cables into
harness bundle with tape. Use plastic electrical
insulation tape and bind cables together with one half
overlapping turns in the same manner that the old
harness was wrapped.
Locate the attach required circuit
number and part number markers, using the old harness
as a pattern.
Test. The test of a wiring harness is performed
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