3-16. WIRING HARNESS MAINTENANCE (CONT).
Deutsch Connector (Plug or Receptacle) Repair or Replacement.
Disconnect plug (13) from receptacle (14). If needed, remove receptacle (14) from mounting surface.
Some plugs and receptacles may use adhesive to make them more water tight. If a plug or
receptacle has adhesive on it and no heat gun is available, go to Step (2). If plug or
receptacle had adhesive on it and a heat gun is available, go to Step (3). If plug or
receptacle has no adhesive on it, go to Step (4).
Contact removal from plug or receptacle is the same.
Using a sharp instrument, carefully remove all adhesive from back of plug (13) or receptacle (14) and
Using heat gun (11), carefully heat adhesive on back of plug (13) or receptacle (14) until adhesive can be
To remove a contact (15) from plug (13) position rear of plug (13) towards you.
Snap correct size extractor tool (16) over wire (17) being removed.
Slide extractor tool (16) along wire (17) into rear of plug (13) until it engages contact (15) and resistance
Remove contact (15), extractor tool (16) and wire (17) from plug (13) all at the same time.
If contact (15) is being replaced, cut it from end of wire (17).
If plug (13) or receptacle (14) is being replaced, tag and remove all contacts (15). Refer to Steps (4) thru