Removal of a contact with a broken wire shall
not be attempted with an unwired removal
tool. Use of unwired removal tools require that
the tip be jammed onto the contact wire barrel.
If wire strands occupy wire barrel, the tool and
connector may be damaged.
Insert tip of removal tool about 1/8 inch into
cavity at rear of connector.
Wire strands may be encountered at any point
up to 5/16 inch of tool insertion. It is important
not to jam any strands of wire up to this point.
Withdraw removal tool anytime during
insertion when it cannot be advanced into
connector using these procedures. Inspect tool
tip for nicks, cracks, mushrooming, and other
damage that will prevent its functioning.
Replace removal tool and repeat procedure, if
Figure 18. Extracting Contact from Connector
Refer to Figure 19 for approximate dimensions
of a size 22 contact and cavity. The dimensions
in this procedure are based on a size 22 contact.
d. Gently insert removal tool into cavity in about
/16 inch units, releasing tool after each unit if resistance
Rotating removal tool works splayed wire
strands into slot of tool, allowing tool to pass.
Removal tool may be blocked at rear of contact
by plastic insert or additional strands of broken
back end of contact, withdraw tool slightly, rotate
about 1/6 of a turn, and reinsert tool. Repeat rotating and
insertion procedure until tool passes with minimum
additional force to 5/16 inch depth back end of contact
Figure 19. Typical Connector Dimensions