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e. Press wire firmly against removal tool and
pull wire straight out from contact cavity (Figure 16).
Wire Laid I n
Slot of Tool
Figure 13. Inserting Wire into Removal Tool
Figure 16. Removing Contact from Connector
48. Unwired Contact Removal.
Caution should be exercised in the use of
tooling. Inspect tips of metal tools for
distortion of the probe before use, as damage
Figure 14. Removal Tool on Wire
to the wire sealing grommet of the connector
d. Insert tool into contact cavity until tool tip
Select correct removal tool (Table 4 or 6).
bottoms against contact shoulder (Figure 15). A slight
increase in resistance will be noticed just before the
b. With rear of connector exposed, remove
tool tip bottoms. This will spread the retention clips
sealing plug from insert cavity of contact to be
and release its hold on the contact.
c. Press and hold tool plunger until tip of tool
is aligned with contact to be removed.
Contact Retention Clip
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 sleeve
over contact and exert pressure until sleeve bottoms.
f. Remove tool and unlocked contact from
connector by withdrawing tool from connector
g. Remove contact from removal tool by
Figure 15. Unlocking Contact