Insert tool into contact cavity until tool tip
bottoms against contact shoulder (Figure 14). A slight
increase in resistance will be noticed just before the tool
tip bottoms. This will spread the retention clip and
release its hold on the contact. 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
Press wire firmly against serrated edge of
removal tool and pull wire straight out from contact
cavity (Figure 15).
55. Unwired Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Exercise caution when using this tooling.
Figure 12. Inserting Wire into Removal Tool
Metal tooling may damage the wire sealing
grommet at the end of the connectors. Use of
plastic tools is preferred.
Caution should be exercised in the use of
Inspect tips of metal tools for distortion of
probe before use as connector damage can
Select removal tool (Table 5, Figure 16).
b. Inspect tips of metal tools for nicks, burrs, and
distortion of probe before use as connector damage can
With rear of connector exposed, remove sealing
plug from insert cavity of contact to be removed.
d. Press and hold tool plunger until tip of tool is
aligned with contact to be removed.
Axially align removal tool with contact to be
Insert removal tool tip into contact cavity to
butt contact wire barrel; then slide removal tool sleeve
over contact and exert pressure until sleeve bottoms
Figure 13. Removal Tool on Wire