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Old 10-09-2018, 04:07 PM
E. D. Eliot E. D. Eliot is offline
 
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Default Tool for 'blue' electrical connectors - wing

I need to remove the pins from several 'blue electrical connectors' @ wing roots. The blue connectors are ES-00077 & 78 on page 31A-2. We've tried several pin type pin extractors and have managed to mangle two of the connectors to the point that they need to be replaced. So, it is clear that either I don't have the correct extractor tool or the required skill or both.

Called Stein and found out that they don't stock the right tool. According to Stein Co, the correct tool is TYCO # 723986-1. Can't find a source for this tool as the suppliers on the internet are, for me at least, a maze of information that doesn't yield a listing for a tool that I need.

Help please.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:13 PM
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Try this https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:24 PM
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A straightened paper clip or a piece of .030" locking wire folded into a U shape works well. Both legs need to be fully inserted to release the locking tabs.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:32 PM
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I used a straight piece of safety wire with a 30-45 degree cut on the end.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:21 PM
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Appreciate the help. I'll try the cheap solution first! Again, I appreciate the help.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:13 PM
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Default Extractor tool

For extracting the pins from the blue Amp wing connectors I made a fine tool from a pair of inexpensive SS tweezers. Grind the ends to fit full depth into the connector. Takes a little trial and error but the end result is a permanent tool that works well and you can put it into your box of special RV-12 trick tools in case you ever need it in the future.





Credit should go to DonfromTX for this - the idea goes back a ways.
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