g. 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
h. Remove tool and unlocked contact from
connector by withdrawing tool from connector
Remove contact from removal tool by pressing
Broken Wire Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Exercise caution when using this tooling.
Metal tooling may damage the wire sealing
grommet at the end of the connectors. Use of
plastic tools is preferred.
Figure 19. Unlocking Contact Retention Mechanism
with Unwired Contact
Select removal tool (Table 4 or 6).
b. Inspect tips of metal tools for nicks, burrs, and
distortion of probe before use as connector damage can
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.
Figure 20. Extracting Contact from Connector