Enjoy! Be safe, remove all electrical sources first and know that this was for my personal use and I am not an electrician etc.
Step 1: Remove Bulb and Shade
- Unscrew black plastic circular part holding shade inin
Step 2: Remove Bottom Cover
- Remove bolt
- Remove base and washer
Step 3: Remove Light Socket
- See how I broke it piece by piece
- Technically it unscrews but the plastic was too brittle
Step 4: Prep for New Socket
- Clip green ground and remove remaining wires from lamp
- Clip black cord wires away from electronics (note which wire is hot/attached to the red internal wire, this info is used later)
- I needed some more leeway so I untied the knot in the cord, pulled in more of the cord and retied it (keeping a knot is a good idea as it helps prevent strain on the connections to the new socket once its installed)
Step 5: Install New Socket
- Thread wires up to bottom portion of the socket. Note how I use that protective sleeve. It helps prevent wear and possibly a future short.
- Strip away some of the wire to connect to the terminals.
- Screw in to respective terminals (hot to colored screw in this case - check instructions that came with your socket)
- The electrical insulator of choice with not socket is only cardboard. That doesn't sit well with me so I'll be adding some electrical tape - Install top portion of socket. Pull excess wire into base
- Install bulb and test.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
- Put felt bottom back in place (mines still sticky)
- Install shade, screw in bulb (make sure metal of shade does not contact metal on bulb)
- Plug in and enjoy!
Step 7: Appendix
- GE Push on off socket (52205 / UPC 043180641083)
- Lamp was from Bed Bath and Beyond (not sure exact model)
- Electrical tape
- Wire cutters
- Wire strippers
- Wrench / Pliers
- Take safety precautions!!
- Unplug from electricity before doing this
- Use info at own risk, as I make no claims to safety etc.
- Feel free to add comments / improvements