1 September 2011
Contact Retention Clip
Contact Locked In Place
Contact Retention Clip Released
Contact Being Withdrawn
Figure 21. Unlocking Contact Mechanism
c. Slide removal tool along wire at a right angle to
connector insert face and align with contact cavity
d. Insert tool into contact cavity until tool tip
Metal tool tips are sharp and cause injury to
bottoms against contact shoulder (Figure 21). A slight
personnel and/or damage to connectors.
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.
e. Press wire firmly against serrated edge of removal
tool and pull wire straight out from contact cavity
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.
Inspect tips of metal tools for distortion of probe
before use as connector damage can occur.
a. Select correct unwired removal tool (Table 2 and
b. With rear of connector exposed, remove sealing
plug from insert cavity of contact to be removed.
c. Press and hold tool plunger until tip of tool is
aligned with contact to be removed.
d. Axially align removal tool with contact to be
Figure 22. Removing Contact from Connector
40. Unwired Contact Removal.