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. A slight increase in
resistance will be noticed just before tool tip bottoms.
This will spread the retention clip and release its hold
on the contact (Figure 14).
Press wire firmly against serrated edge of
removal tool and pull wire straight out from contact
cavity (Figure 13).
95. Unwired Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
Figure 13. Removing Contact from Connector
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.
a. Select correct unwired removal tool (Table 4,
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.
Figure 14. Unlocking Contact Mechanism
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
Remove tool and unlocked contact from
connector by withdrawing tool from connector
Figure 15. Typical Unwired Contact Removal Tool
h. Remove contact from removal tool by pressing