HEAT SHRINKABLE TUBING - CONTINUED
Hold heat gun 4 to 5 inches away from tubing and apply heat for about 30 seconds. Stop applying heat as soon as
tubing forms to shape of connection.
WIRE TERMINAL LUG AND CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT
Replace wire terminal lugs and connectors as follows:
Cut off damaged terminal lug or connector with diagonal cutting pliers.
Slide new length of heat shrinkable tubing onto wire if desired.
Using wire stripper, strip enough insulation from wire to allow bare wire to go all the way into hole in terminal lug or
Select proper terminal lug or connector for wire size and terminal stud or other mating connector.
Insert bare end of wire all the way into hole in terminal lug or connector.
Crimp or solder terminal lug or connector to wire. Make sure that connection is tight.
If heat shrinkable tubing is used, shrink it around connection.
Disconnect battery ground cable before replacing parts. This will keep you from getting shocked
or damaging parts.
Replace damaged electrical wires as follows:
If terminal lugs or connections of wire to be replaced are covered with heat shrinkable tubing, cut off using sharp
If a solder type terminal lug is in good condition, it can be unsoldered and reused.
Unsolder wires from soldered splice and terminal connections.
Cut new wire, of same gage and type as wire being replaced, to desired length using diagonal cutting pliers.
Slide new lengths of heat shrinkable tubing onto wire ends if desired. Always use heat shrinkable tubing around
wire splices, or wrap splices with electrical tape (item 24, appendix C).
Connect terminal lugs or connectors to wire by soldering or crimping as necessary. Make sure that connections
To splice two wires together, twist and tin end strands of each wire separately. After allowing tinned ends to cool,
twist both ends together and reheat to fuse ends together.
If heat shrinkable tubing is used, shrink it around connections.