1 September 2011
94. Wired Contact Removal.
b. Place wire of contact to be removed into
removal tool, with tip facing connector insert (Figure
c. Slide removal tool along wire at a right angle
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to connector insert face and along with contact cavity
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
Caution should be exercised in the use of
Inspect tips of metal tools for distortion of
probe before use as connector damage can
Figure 17. Removal Tool on Wire
Select correct removal tool (Table 5 or 8).
d. Insert tool into contact cavity until tool tip
bottoms against contact shoulder (Figure 18). A slight
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 removal tool and
pull wire straight out from contact cavity Figure 19)
Figure 16. Inserting Wire into Removal Tool