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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- 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.