2. Remove original grommet as follows:
a. Using diagonal cut/lineman pliers, lift edge of original washer at one point.
b. Grip lifted washer edge with pliers and roll washer edge back to lift washer from original grommet.
Remove original grommet from material.
c. Remove AAD Junction plate.
If replacing the AAD Junction Plate ONLY, due to an unserviceable
AAD Junction Plate, follow the mounting instructions IAW paragraph
If replacing the AAD Junction Plate due to an unserviceable right
flap plastic stiffener, drill holes may not be present in the stiffener
preventing the entire AAD Junction plate from being tacked down.
Follow the mounting instructions IAW step 7., detailed on the
3. Position replacement AAD Junction plate in same location as unserviceable AAD Junction plate.
4. Tack AAD Junction plate to side flap using tape, lacing and tying, single. Starting on inside of side
flap, pass lacing tape up through one of the large round holes on wide end of AAD Junction plate.
Continue to stitch through holes on that side of AAD Junction plate until opposite end is reached, then
return stitching through holes back to starting point. Secure with surgeons knot and locking knot.
Trim free ends ¾-inch from knot.
5. Repeat step 4., on other side of AAD Junction plate.
6. Replace grommet as follows:
a. Insert barrel of replacement grommet through accommodating hole in material and ensure
grommet flange is located on same side of material as original grommet.
b. Position grommet on die with barrel facing up and place washer over grommet barrel. Ensure
grommet barrel and washer are aligned to prevent off-center setting of grommet.