Repurposed Design

How to Rewire a Lamp

No need to toss that old lamp. Follow these easy steps for rewiring a light, making it good as new.

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Materials Needed:

  • pliers
  • screwdriver
  • wire cutter
  • lamp rewiring kit, containing socket, cord and plug

Remove Old Socket

Before starting, make sure lamp is not plugged in. Use the screwdriver to press the sleeve of the socket out. If the socket has a "press here" inscription, press your thumb on the inscription and lift the sleeve off.

Cut Old Wires

Pull the socket up and use the wire cutter to cut/disconnect the old wires. Flip lamp over and unscrew nut on bottom of lamp base. Pull thread up and remove old socket. Pull the cord out of the bottom of the fixture.

Install New Lamp Cord

Feed the new cord from the lamp kit through the hole in the bottom of the lamp until it comes out at the top, and attach new socket.

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