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f. Remove tool and unlocked contact from
connector by withdrawing tool from connector (Figure
g. Remove contact from removal tool by
96. Broken Wire Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury
to personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Figure 20. Unwired Contact Removal Tool
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 removal tool (Table 5 or 8).
Removal of a contact with a broken wire shall
not be attempted with an unwired removal
Use of unwired removal tool requires that the
tip be jammed onto the contact wire barrel.
Figure 21. Extracting Contact from Connector
If wire strands occupy wire barrel, the tool
and the connector may be damaged.
b. Insert tip of removal tool about l/8 inch into
cavity at rear of connector.