So you’re thinking something like this?
Author: [fiddles with headphone jack] Author: [fiddles with headphone jack some more] Author: "Hey, can I borrow some tweezers? I think this headphone jack is busted and I want to adjust these headphones so they'll work." Seat Passenger: "No problem." Author: [starts stripping the wires from his headphones] Seat Passenger (thinking): "Stay cool, Phillip, this guy is clearly a terrorist..." Author: [plugs in headphones] Author: "Hey, it works! Thanks, bud!" Seat Passenger (thinking): "Where is that god damned air marshall. Oh god, what am I going to do?!"
— x1798DE imagining how it might have gone when OP started to work on a malfunctioning headphone jack on an airplane.