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The contact that was crimped onto the wire, was inserted from the back of the plug body. Because the contact has a barb like a fish hook that pops open into a gap in the plug body when it’s seated in the plug, the contact is latched in place.

The removal tool should be inserted from the opposite side of the plug body…. The tool is meant to squeeze that ‘barb’ flush to the contact so it will slide back out from whence it came.
 

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Thanks RJ
It’s helpful to figure out which point on the seated pin has that barb….. they typically only stick out in one direction from the body of the pin, and don’t consume much of the diameter. If that barb was the hand on the face of a clock, it wouldn’t span more than 5-10 minutes (30 degrees or thereabouts)

If you have new pins to examine you’ll see what I’m trying to describe.

Most of the military pin tools look like a straw with a groove wide enough for the wire to pass through so they have the maximum chance of defeating the latch on the first try.
 
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