1 September 2011
52. Unwired Contact Removal.
Metal tool tips are sharp and cause injury to
personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Figure 16. 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
a. Select correct unwired removal tool (Table 4, 6
or 7 and Figure 16).
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
Figure 17. Unlocking Contact Retention
aligned with contact to be removed.
d. Axially align removal tool with contact to be
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
g. Remove contact from removal tool by pressing
Figure 18. Extracting Contact from Connector