Corvette V8-6.2L (2008)
Pigtail repair packs are available for SIR/SRS connectors with eight or less terminals. Only the connector body is available for connectors with more
than eight terminals. The terminated leads in the J-38125 SIR/SRS Terminal Repair Kit can be used to replace damaged terminals when replacing the
SIR/SRS Component Wire Pigtail Repair
Important: Do not make wire, connector, or terminal repairs on components with wire pigtails.
A wire pigtail is a wire or wires attached directly to the device, not by a connector. If a wiring pigtail is damaged, you must replace the entire component,
with pigtail. The inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil is an example of a pigtail component.
SIR/SRS Wire Repair
Important: Refer to Wiring Repairs (See: Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics) in order to determine the correct
wire size for the circuit you are repairing. You must obtain this information in order to ensure circuit integrity.
If any wire except the pigtail is damaged, repair the wire by splicing in a new section of wire of the same gage size (0.5 mm, 0.8 mm, 1.0 mm etc.). Use
the DuraSeal splice sleeves and splice crimping tool from the J-38125 . Use the following wiring repair procedures in order to ensure the integrity of the
DuraSeal splice sleeves.
Important: You must perform the following procedures in the listed order. Repeat the procedure if any wire strands are damaged. You
must obtain a clean strip with all of the wire strands intact.
1. Open the harness by removing any tape:
Use a sewing seam ripper, available from sewing supply stores, in order to cut open the harness in order to avoid wire insulation damage.
Use the DuraSeal splice sleeves on all types of insulation except tefzel and coaxial.
Do not use the crimp and DuraSeal splice sleeve to form a splice with more than 2 wires coming together.
2. Cut as little wire off the harness as possible. You may need the extra length of wire in order to change the location of a splice.
Adjust splice locations so that each splice is at least 40 mm (1.5 in) away from the other splices, harness branches, or connectors.
3. Strip the insulation:
When adding a length of wire to the existing harness, use the same size wire as the original wire.
Perform one of the following items in order to find the correct wire size:
Find the wire on the schematic and convert the metric size to the equivalent AWG size.
Use an AWG wire gage.
If you are unsure of the wire size, begin with the largest opening in the wire stripper and work down until achieving a clean strip of the
Strip approximately 7.5 mm (0.313 in) of insulation from each wire to be spliced.
Do not nick or cut any of the strands. Inspect the stripped wire for nicks or cut strands.
If the wire is damaged, repeat this procedure after removing the damaged section.
4. Select the proper DuraSeal splice sleeve according to the wire size. Refer to the above table at the beginning of the repair procedure for the color
coding of the DuraSeal splice sleeves and the crimp tool nests.