d. Holding, removal tool at right angle to front
insert face, push tool straight toward rear of connector,
firmly pressing tool to positive stop when tool bottoms
in insert cavity.
For smaller diameter wires, ensure 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 damage grommet sealing
wafers, resulting in connector damage
requiring connector replacement.
Maintain pressure on tool handle and slide
collar of tool forward until it stops. Contact will be
Figure 17. Contact and Sealing Plug Insertion
partially ejected from rear of connector insert.
Remove tool by pulling straight back to clear
connector insert face. Remove contact out rear of
connector by pulling lightly on wire or using a mating
contact to push out released contact.
102. Crimp Rear Release Contacts. Remove wired,
unwired, and broken wire contacts in accordance with
103. Wired Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Present metal tooling in some instances has
damaged the wire sealing grommet at the end
of the connectors. Plastic tools are preferred.
Caution should be exercised in the use of
Inspect tips of metal tools for nicks, burrs, and
distortion of probe before use as connector
Figure 18. Inserting Wire into Removal Tool
damage can occur.
Select correct removal tool (Table 5).
b. Place wire of contact to be removed into
removal tool, with white tip facing connector insert