110. 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
tooling, as connector damage can occur.
Select correct removal tool (Table 6).
b. Inspect tips of metal tools for nicks, burrs, and
distortion of probe before use as connector damage can
Figure 19. Inserting Wire into Removal Tool
Place wire of contact to be removed into removal
tool, with white tip facing connector insert (Figure 19).
d. Slide removal tool along wire at a right angle to
connector insert face and align with contact cavity
Insert tool into contact cavity until tool tip
bottoms against contact shoulder (Figure 21). 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.
Press wire firmly against serrated edge of
removal tool and pull wire straight out from contact
cavity (Figure 22).
Figure 20. Removal Tool on Wire