Can't remove the bulb holder from the fixture

Old 05-06-22, 10:33 AM
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Can't remove the bulb holder from the fixture

I want to remove the cone but retain the bulb socket. Any idea on how to do that? It seems the bulb socket is retained in the cone with two metal brackets, but if I try using a pair of pliers to dislodge it then the socket itself breaks. See attached photos.


Old 05-06-22, 11:21 AM
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Straighten the four (two on each side) metal tabs shown in your last photo. Then you should be able to remove the two metal pieces.
Old 05-06-22, 01:45 PM
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What brand fixture is that ?
I've never seen those two dark colored brackets before.
Normally you'd squeeze the tabs on the socket and it would come right out.

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