How do I remove this outdoor wall light?

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Old 08-25-14, 06:25 PM
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How do I remove this outdoor wall light?

Want to replace the old wall light on the patio. The plate has two round what I think are screws of some type (shown by the red arrows in the photo) that I thought I need to remove to remove the plate and everything else. Tried turning them with a pair of pliers after spraying WD-40 on them but they would not budge. Am I doing something totally wrong? Or are they stuck because of old age and I need to use something more aggressive to remove them? Thx!
 
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they are rusted...............turn harder...............
 
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It worked with a pair of vice grips! Thx!
 
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vice grips are great

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Now next question. I removed the plate and saw only two wires (so no ground I presume). Instructions for the replacement light show 3 wires. So I have 3 wires in the fixture to be connected with 2 coming out of the wall. The bracket that comes with it has a green-colored screw on it. Do I simply connect the ground wire of the fixture to that screw? Thx
 
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If it is conduit and the box metal you need to ground to the box. If ungrounded cable you just coil up the fixture ground wire or to keep it out of the way connect as you suggested.
 
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The bracket that comes with it has a green-colored screw on it. Do I simply connect the ground wire of the fixture to that screw? Thx
yes

then.....black to black...............white to white
 
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