Figure 21. Contact and Sealing Plug Insertion
60. CONTACT INSERTION. Insert wired or unwired
Figure 22. Contact Removal
contacts in accordance with following procedure:
a. Remove sealing plug and/or contact from
63. MOISTURE BARRIER. For connector sealing
contact cavity (Paragraph 64).
procedures, including application of sealant to
grommet refer to NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1, WP 025 00.
b. Ensure wire or cable on contact is routed
Axially align contact with contact cavity.
The following paragraphs give contact removal
procedures for front release crimp contacts.
d. Start contact insertion near connector center
cavities and work outward.
64. WIRED CONTACT REMOVAL.
Insert wired contact assembly into connector
65. Remove wired, unwired, and broken wire contacts
from the rear of connector by hand.
in accordance with following procedure:
With firm even pressure, press wired contact
Select correct removal tool (Table 7).
into cavity. A slight click may be heard as retention
tines snap into place behind contact shoulder.
b. If contact is unwired, remove sealing plug
from cavity of contact to be removed.
g. Pull back lightly on wire to ensure contact is
properly seated. Contact should be locked into the
Working from the front (mating end) of
connector, slide hollow end of removal tool over
contact (Figure 22).
h. Seal connector as required (Paragraph 61) and
d. Holding removal tool at right angle to front
insert face, push tool straight toward rear of connector,
61. CONNECTOR SEALING.
firmly pressing tool to positive stop when tool bottoms
in insert cavity.
62. SEALING PLUGS. Seal connector in accordance
with following procedure:
Maintain pressure on tool handle and slide
collar of tool forward until it stops. Contact will be
a. Fill all unused cavities with uncrimped
partially ejected from rear of connector insert.
contacts (Paragraph 60).
Remove tool by pulling straight back to clear
b. Insert sealing plug, large diameter first, until
connector insert face. Remove contact out rear of
bottomed in contact cavity. Fill all cavities that have
connector by pulling lightly on wire or using a mating
un-crimped contacts (Figure 21). Preserve connector
contact to push out released contact.
in accordance with NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1, WP 026 00.