96. 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.
Select correct removal tool (Table 4).
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
Figure 16. Unlocking Contact With Unwired
tool. Use of unwired removal tools require that
Contact Removal Tool
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.
Wire strands may be encountered at any point
up to 5/16 inch of tool insertion. It is important
not to jam any strands of wire up to this point.
Withdraw removal tool anytime during
insertion when it cannot be advanced into
connector using these procedures. Inspect tool
tip for nicks, cracks, mushrooming, and other
damage that will prevent its functioning.
Replace removal tool and repeat procedure, if
Refer to Figure 18 for approximate dimensions
of a size 22 contact and cavity. The dimensions
in this procedure are based on a size 22 contact.
Figure 17. Extracting Contact from Connector