q See other methods for splicing wires and cables in the electrical chapter of TM 9-
1. Turn off power or unplug cable at both ends if possible or at end nearest the
Peel back outside insulation about 3 inches on each side of damaged area.
Identify wires with broken insulation only and those with actual separated wires.
Tape those with broken insulation but with wire intact.
Cut clean ends on broken wires.
Strip insulation back 1/2 inch.
Matching color coding on wires, twist together, solder if possible, or tighten with
pliers if available.
Bend twisted wires back along length of wire.
Tape repaired wire with length of tape.
10. When all wires are repaired, tape around entire bundle and try to seal insulation
ends peeled back in Step 2.
11. Plug cable back into equipment, turn on power, and test.
12. Record BDAR action taken, when the mission is complete, as soon as practicable,
repair vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.
11-31. CABLES ARE TOO SHORT; BDAR INSTALLATION
This procedure gives methods for connecting two or more cables together to make the
desired cable length. This procedure is for CX-4723 cable. Other types of cables can
be extended using similar methods.