168. CRIMP REMOVABLE CONTACT CONNEC-
169. Connector repair includes contact removal where
necessary, to include wired, unwired, broken, power,
thermocouple, coaxial, twinax, and fiber optic, for
modification and system repair.
170. WIRED CONTACT REMOVAL. To remove
contacts assembled and crimped to wires, the following
a. Remove backshell and accessories in
Figure 36. Removal Tool Insertion
b. Select proper removal tools by referring to
Table by Series (Figure 29).
Using the white tip of removal tool per contact
size, hold at right angle to grommet face centered over
contact being removed and push wire into groove of
tool (Figure 36). For smaller diameter wires, be careful
the tool does not collapse around the wire when
inserted and cause the tool tip to hit the contact crimp
barrel instead of sliding over it. A collapsing tool can
also damage grommet sealing wafers.
d. Slide end of removal tool over contact and
push into insert hole until retention clip is fully opened
Grasp wire and removal tool and pull contact
Figure 37. Unlocking Retention Clip
from rear of connector (Figure 38).
A cross sectional view of contact removal is
shown which repeats the above steps (Figure 39).
171. UNWIRED CONTACT REMOVAL. Unwired
contacts are inserted to complete the connector
configuration and to maintain mating integrity as well
a. Select proper tool as specified in the Tables by
Series (Figure 40).
b. Depress plunger, hold tool at right angle to
grommet face and push into hole of contact to be
removed until bottomed and contact is released.
Remove contact from connector by pulling
both plunger and probe straight back.
Figure 38. Contact Removal
d. Eject contact from unwired contact removal
tool by pressing plunger.