Recessed lighting repair

Old 10-23-16, 02:29 PM
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Recessed lighting repair

I have two 4" recessed H99T Halo lights. The socket on one appears to be bad, every time I put a new bulb in it pops the breaker. How do I change the socket, or the entire fixture.
Old 10-23-16, 03:17 PM
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I don't think you will be able to change the socket, the entire fixture will need changed out.

Here's a document showing how the New Construction lights and the replacement Remodel fixtures are mounted:

To cut out the old fixture, bend all the metal edges of the "aperture" inwards as much as possible. Try to not damage the drywall.
Bend the metal to where you can fit a hack saw blade in to cut the mounting brackets. I use a multi-tool to cut the brackets, which makes quick work of it.

Post a picture first in case the socket can be repaired somehow.
Old 10-23-16, 08:17 PM
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You should not need to replace the entire can assembly. You should be able to just replace the can part. That will pull down out of the ceiling and then you will have access to the J-box to disconnect the whip and wires.

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