WIRING HARNESS AND CABLE REPAIR -- CONTINUED
HEAT SHRINK INSULATION SLEEVING
Cut and discard insulation sleeving.
Insulation sleeving tubing should be twice the diameter of
the part over which it will be shrunk.
1. Slide sleeving over wire and terminal.
Remove thermal heat gun from sleeving as soon as
sleeving forms to shape of wire and terminal.
2. Hold thermal heat gun 4 or 5 inches (101.6 -- 127.0 mm) away from sleeving and apply heat for about 30 seconds.
3. Let sleeving cool 30 seconds before handling.
1. Cut and discard contacts.
2. Strip about 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) of insulation from end of the wire.
Color bands on contacts indicate wire size. For example,
contacts with green color bands are for 22--gauge to
26--gauge wire. Contacts with red color bands are for
20--gauge to 24--gauge wire.
1. Place contacts in the crimping tool with the color band toward the rear.
2. Place bare wire in the contact and squeeze the crimping tool.
3. Remove crimped contact out of the tool and check the crimp by looking in the inspection hole. Verify the end of
the bare wire is visible.
Cut and discard terminal (1).