1 September 2011
Contact Retention Clip
Figure 18. Unlocking Contact Mechanism
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
Select correct unwired removal tool (Table 5
Figure 19. Removing Contact from Connector
b. With rear of connector exposed, remove
sealing form insert cavity of contact to be removed.
95. Unwired Contact Removal.
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
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
e. Insert removal tool tip into contact cavity to
butt contact wire barrel; then slide removal sleeve over
contact and exert pressure until sleeve bottoms. (Figure