cavity (Figure 31). Preserve connector in accordance
with NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1, WP 026 00.
89. Moisture Barrier. For connector sealing procedures,
refer to NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1, WP 025 00.
90. CONTACT REMOVAL. Contacts requiring
removal from connectors may be wired, unwired, or
attached to broken wires.
Inspect tool tips for damage such as nicks,
burrs, or distortion before use. Failure to do so
may damage the wire or connector. Replace
removal tool and repeat procedure if required.
Be careful if using metal tools (M81969). These
tools can damage the wire sealing grommet in
Figure 29. Inserting Contact into Insertion Tool
the connector. Plastic tools are preferred.
Inspect tool tips for damage or distortion before
use. Damage to the connector wire sealing
grommet can occur.
Do not remove a contact attached to a broken
wire with an unwired contact removal tool.
The tool and connector may be damaged. Wire
strands may be encountered at any point up to
/16 inch of tool insertion.
Do not force tool if wire strands are encountered.
Withdraw tool any time it cannot be advanced
into connector. Inspect tool tip for nicks, cracks,
mushrooming, and other damage that will
prevent proper functioning. Replace removal
tool and repeat procedure if required.
Figure 30. Contact Insertion
91. WIRED CONTACT REMOVAL. To remove
contacts assembled and crimped to wires, the following
a. Remove backshell and accessories in
accordance with WP 004 03.
b. Select proper removal tools by referring to
Tables 15 and16.
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 32). 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
Figure 31. Sealing Plug Insertion
barrel instead of sliding over it. A collapsing tool can
also damage grommet sealing wafers.