Figure 23. Typical Unwired Contact Removal Tool
111. Unwired Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Figure 21. Unlocking Contact Mechanism
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.
a. Select correct unwired removal tool (Table 6,
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 22. Removing Contact from Connector
g. Remove tool and unlocked contact from
connector by withdrawing tool from connector
h. Remove contact from removal tool by pressing