Recessed lighting trim removal


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Old 09-01-16, 08:04 AM
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Recessed lighting trim removal

Hello, This is my first post and I hope I can find some help here.

I have a can light over my shower. Recently the cover and the trim have melted enough so that I cant put the cover back on. Also, the trim has started to droop leaving a gap between the trim edge and the ceiling. What I want to do is remove the Trim and replace it with a wet location LED retrofit. The issue I am having is that when I pull the trim down there are no clips on the side to release it from the housing. I then used my fingers and poked them into the hole around the socket to look for a spring and found nothing there. When I pull down on the trim the socket moves with it. Any ideas on how to remove the trim? Could it be that the trim and housing are one piece?

 
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Old 09-01-16, 08:39 AM
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Sliding those spring clips near the socket toward the socket should release the trim from the socket.
 
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Old 09-01-16, 09:49 AM
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The trim and housing are not one part. Where I put the red circles should be three clips on the backside. They may be bent and stuck.

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Old 09-01-16, 12:50 PM
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How would you suggest loosening these clips?
 
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Old 09-02-16, 06:50 PM
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Have you tried twisting it while pulling down on the trim,any mfg. info on the fixture?
 
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Old 09-02-16, 07:34 PM
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Exactly like Geo stated..... twist and pull down.
 
 

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