How can I safely open, wire & close this E27 lamp holder? I’m afraid without a proper guide I’ll end up breaking it or damaging the external or internals.

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Update: Thanks to you I got it open (health issues) and I’m wondering what kind of connectors these are and how I am to bind the wires to them? Before I click pop and close it again.

Ps: I stripped the wires a bit at the end after posting this. I’m wondering where they go & how they will remain bound / locked inside. Please don’t tell me these have to be soldered. This mechanism has got to have some secret that I don’t know. wire connectors inside

  • And yes screwing on & off the rim/ holder ring is straight forward. But have no idea how to safely open the top back part to get to wire connectors etc – Alex S Jul 31 at 11:15
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    is there a screw hidden in that oval hole? as another option can you use a screwdriver in the rectangular hole to release the catch? – ratchet freak Jul 31 at 12:36
  • @ratchetfreak - No screw. What "direction" & "action" might I investigate in the rectangular hole/ slot? – Alex S Jul 31 at 13:13

Slide a flat-bladed screwdriver into a rectangular hole in the back (rounded) end. Pry the inner (deepest) end of the locking tab outward gently while applying pressure to separate the bulb socket from the back cover at the joint that jogs its way around the middle. If you're not able to release the tab from the back, use a knife point from the outside, prying the tip of the tab outward.

When it releases slightly, do the same on the other side to fully release the back cover. You may want to slip a folded paper or other tool in the gap after you release the first tab to maintain separation.

Slide the wires through the back cover ports, make the connections, and snap the cover back on, making sure that both tabs engage.

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  • Sounds almost like a direct quote from the instruction manual. Perfect. – FreeMan Jul 31 at 15:40
  • Also consider that as plastic ages, it embrittles. So while a new one might open fine, an older one is more likely to snap or crack. If possible, avoid opening older fittings, or consider having a replacement on hand if needed. You could store the old fitting for spare parts. – Criggie Jul 31 at 23:37
  • @isherwood - Genius - It was more painful and irritating to get it done but your description kind of nailed it. But inspite of sticking stuff after raising the "tabs" it would not budge out easily. Now I am wondering which holes are the ones the wires ought to go into? Then I can close click and test how this thing works. – Alex S Aug 1 at 16:00
  • @isherwood - How did you find this damn thing? My amazon listing did not show those pics at all – Alex S Aug 1 at 16:01
  • Search query refinement--determine which terms are returning good results and make adjustments. – isherwood Aug 3 at 12:32

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