1 September 2011
e. 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
f. Remove tool and unlocked contact from connector
by withdrawing tool from connector (Figure 25).
g. Remove contact from removal tool by pressing
41. Broken Wire Contact Removal.
Figure 25. Extracting Contact from Connector
Figure 23. Unwired Contact Removal
Metal tool tips are sharp and 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
Inspect tips of metal tools for distortion of
probe before use as connector damage can
a. Select correct removal tool (Table 2).
Figure 24. Unlocking Contact Retention
Mechanism with Unwired Contact Removal Tool
b. Insert tip of removal tool about l/8 inch into
cavity at rear of connector.