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Old 06-24-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Compact Fluorescent Light...

I have a CORALIFE Compact Fluorescent Light & need to change the bulb. I attempted to take the old bulb out but the black plug end doesn't seem to want to pull off. I was going to try to pry it off with the flat end of a screwdriver or butter knife but don't want to risk breaking it... before i do that, does anyone here know if this (the plug being a bit stubborn) is a common occurence? Should i pry it off or am i doing something wrong here?

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Old 06-24-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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Don't try to pry it off you my cause damage to your fixture, just wiggle it & pull gently it should come loose.
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Sometimes, you can fold the sides of the rubber socket back and loosen the bulb that way. They can be difficult to get out. I would not pry on it though.
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice however, i finally called the place i bought my light & was told that the plug can be pried off with the flat tip of a screwdriver or butter knife but you must give gentle force and work from side to side...don't just pry from the center of the plug. therefore, following that advice, i was able to accomplish my task!

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Just keep working it side to side. It will come out eventually. Next time use a little Di electric grease on the pins.
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