Can't remove 2-pin CFL bulbs

Old 03-07-07, 05:00 PM
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Question Can't remove 2-pin CFL bulbs

I have a bathroom fixture that has 2 separate 2-pin CFL bulbs, 13W/2700K. They've both finally burned out and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove them. They seem locked solid in there - the only thing moving is the glass tubing, and I know that's not good.

Any advice? Is there a standard release mechanism for 2 pin bulbs? Its tough to shave in the dark. Thanks!
Old 03-07-07, 06:03 PM
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almost all the CFL two and 4 pin verison is always the same just pull it out like plug but in case it bother ya just get a small screw driver you will see the lamp base and socket and wiggle a little it will come out straght

make sure the power is off before you start removeing the lamp[s]

there are few CFL do have a clip to hole the lamp socket to hold it frim so just kinda give you a head up with it

Merci , Marc
Old 03-07-07, 06:30 PM
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you might want to wear some leather gloves while you do this. I have had the glass break in my hand before while trying to free it.
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If the socket has gone bad the bulb could be welded into the socket.

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