How to Replace a Lamp SwitchLamps are a stylish way to bring soft light into a room, but it can be frustrating when your lamp switch stops working. Instead of throwing your lamp away, try installing a new light switch yourself! It’s easy to replace the project that even a beginner can tackle, and you can replace the switch whether it’s located on the lamp itself or on the cord. Just need few simple tools and you’ll be finish the work.
1.Replacing a Socket Switch
1>Buy a new socket switch from a hardware store.
2>Close off the lamp before you begin repairs
3>Remove the shade, bulb, and the wire that holds the shade in place.
4>Squeeze and pull the socket shell to remove it from the lamp.
5>Locate the wires attached to the socket shell.
6.>Use wire cutters to cut the wires leading to the existing switch.
7>Cut off the ends of the wire and strip away 3/4 inch of insulation.
8>String the 2 wires through your socket and attach them to the screws.
9>Place the new socket shell into the lamp and press down.
10>Replace the light bulb and lampshade and plug in the lamp.
2.Replacing a Cord Switch
1>Look for printing on the lamp cord to determine the size switch you need.
2>Examine your new switch to see which wires you have to cut.
3>Remove the existing cord switch
4>Strip about 3⁄4 inch of insulation off of the wires
5>Match the hot and neutral wires to the appropriate screws
6>Insert the stripped wires into the screw terminals
7>Close the cover on the switch and snap or screw it shut.
8>Plug in your lamp and try out your new switch.
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