Plastic-Probe Unwired Contact Removal Tools – (M81969/30)

Removing unwired contacts can be difficult. It is very important not to damage the interfacial seal and/or connector insert when removing an unwired contacts.

M81969/30 Series Plastic Probe Tools are ideal for removing unwired contacts from connectors. As the plastic probe slides into the connector, it disengages the contact locking mechanism and stretches over the contact, gripping it securely in the plastic probe.

Different colored tool probes and probe bands are used to distinguish between series and contact sizes.

PLASTIC-PROBE UNWIRED CONTACT REMOVAL TOOLS
TOOL
PART NUMBER
CONNECTOR SERIES
PROBE
PART NUMBER
PROBE
SIZE
PROBE
COLOR
PROBE
BAND COLOR
DRK50AS50151,
Series MS3450
DRK50-16-216BlueGreen
DRK50-12-212YellowGreen
DRK105MIL-PRF-38999,
Series 1 – 4
MIL-DTL-24308
MIL-DTL-55302/68
MIL-DTL-55302/71
MIL-DTL-55302/75
MIL-DTL-83733,
(size 22D only)
DRK105-22M-222D/22MYellowBrown
DRK105-22-222GreenBrown
DRK105-20-220RedBrown
DRK105-16-216BlueBrown
DRK105-12-212YellowBrown
DRK110MIL-DTL-83733,
(except size 22D)
MIL-DTL-83723,
Series 3
MIL-DTL-26482,
Series 2
MIL-C-81511,
(class “L” only)
DRK110-20-220RedSilver
DRK110-16-216BlueSilver
DRK110-12-212YellowSilver
DRK130MIL-C-81511,
Series 3 & 4,
(except class “L”)
DRK130-22-222YellowBlack
DRK130-20-220RedBlack
DRK130-16-216BlueBlack
DRK130-12-212YellowBlack

 

Using Plastic-Probe Unwired Contact Removal Tools


1. Select the proper removal tool for the connector being serviced and the proper probe size for the contact needing to be removed.
2. Extend the handle to retract the plunger.
3. Remove the sealing plug and gently ease tool probe into rear of connector through the sealing grommet and into the hard dielectric until probe stops against contact shoulder.
4. At this point, the tool will release the contact from the connector retention clip, allowing contact to be removed from the connector.
5. Carefully remove tool probe and contact from rear of connector by pulling out slowly.
6. To remove contact from tool probe, simply push ball handle and plunger will eject contact.
CAUTION: Do Not Tip or Rotate Tool While in Connector!!

 

Metal-Probe Unwired Contact & Broken Wire Removal Tools

When a wire breaks inside the connector the remaining wire strands can damage the plastic tips of DMC’s standard unwired contact removal tools. To solve this problem, DMC engineered the DRK276 series of metal tip removal tools for removing broken wire contacts.

Instead of different colored probes and bands, the DRK276 series removal tools have different colored tool bodies to help distinguish between tip sizes.

METAL-PROBE UNWIRED CONTACT REMOVAL TOOLS
CONNECTOR SERIES
TOOL
PART NUMBER
PROBE
SIZE
BODY COLOR
MIL-PRF-38999,
Series 1 – 4
DRK276-1212Yellow
DRK276-1616Blue
DRK276-2020Red
DRK276-2222Brown
DRK276-22M22MGreen
DRK276-22D22DBlack

 

Using Metal-Probe Unwired Contact Removal Tools


1. Select the correct removal tool based on the size of the contact being serviced.
2. Extend the handle to retract the plunger.
3. Gently ease tool into rear of connector through the sealing grommet and into the hard dielectric until tool stops against contact shoulder.
4. At this point, the tool will release the contact from the connector retention clips, allowing contact to be removed from the connector.
5. Carefully remove tool probe and contact from rear of connector by pulling out slowly.
6. To remove contact from tool probe, simply push ball handle and plunger will eject contact.
CAUTION: Do Not Tip or Rotate Tool While in Connector!!