(Topic ID: 112659)

Is this lamp socket rebuildable?


By amxfc3s

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

The wires fell off this lamp socket and the lamp would not light (duh). I am wondering if I can remove the metal parts inside the socket to re-solder the wires on? Or is there a better way? I couldn't get the metal tabs out easily and don't want to break it. Thanks.

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#2 6 years ago

You can't get an iron inside those boxes in pic #3?

#3 6 years ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

You can't get an iron inside those boxes in pic #3?

Maybe, it might melt the plastic. That might be my only option if the pins can't be removed.

#4 6 years ago

Well, I melted it really good, but was able to get the wires re-attached. There must be an easier/cleaner way?

#5 6 years ago

Those 'pins' must have a locking tab that hold them into the housing. They had to get in there somehow. If you used flux and had your wire tinned it shouldn't have melted the plastic much.

If you inspect it with a mag glass you might discover the secret.

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