Removinginstalling Sockets

1. See Figure B-7. Remove the secondary locking wedge. Insert the blade of a small screwdriver between the socket housing and locking wedge in line with the groove (in line with the pin holes if the groove is absent). Turn the screwdriver 90 degrees to pop the wedge up.

2. See Figure B-8. Gently depress terminal latches inside socket housing and back out sockets through holes in rear wire seal.

Figure B-6. Remove Secondary Locking Wedge

NOTE

An ELECTRICAL TERMINAL CRIMP TOOL (Part No. HD-39965) is used to install Deutsch pin and socket terminals on wires. If new terminals must be installed, follow the instructions included with the crimping tool or see Crimping Instructions in this section.

Fit rear wire seal into back of socket housing, if removed. Grasp socket approximately 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) behind the contact barrel. Gently push sockets through holes in wire seal into their respective chambers. Feed socket into chamber until it "clicks" in place. Verify that socket will not back out of chamber; a slight tug on the wire will confirm that it is properly locked in place.

Wire seal

Pin housing

Pin terminal

Locking wedge

Locking wedge

Latch cover Alignment grooves

Internal seal

Wire seal

Pin housing

Locking wedge

Locking wedge

Internal seal

Socket housing

Wire seal

Pin terminal

Alignment tabs

External latch

Socket terminal

Socket housing

Wire seal

Alignment tabs

External latch

Socket terminal

Figure B-8.12-pin Deutsch Connector (Exploded View)

3. Install internal seal on lip of socket housing, if removed. Insert tapered end of secondary locking wedge into socket housing and press down until it snaps in place. The wedge fits into the center groove within the socket housing and holds the terminal latches tightly closed.

NOTES

• While rectangular wedges do not require a special orientation, the conical secondary locking wedge of the 3-pin connector must be installed with the arrow pointing toward the external latch. See Figure B-9.

• If the secondary locking wedge does not slide into the installed position easily, verify that all terminals are fully installed in the socket housing. The lock indicates when terminals are not properly installed by not entering its fully installed position.

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