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Old 12-26-2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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Outdoor light has bad connection

I have an outdoor light with a bad connection. What would be the best way to fix a bad crimp on this light socket?


The crimp on the north post on this socket isn't maintaining contact and drops connectivity when I close the light up.

Any help would be appreciated.

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A new connector…
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A new connector…
Does anyone have a part number?
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Does anyone have a part number?
Any auto parts store should have them. Take the old one with you,
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I suggest you take that picture to an electrical parts store (not a discount shop) and try to buy the connector and get yourself a proper electric crimping tool and try that. I am having the same problem with the horn on my car and the cheap (silver) connectors are that! In wiring, cheap ends up costing you time and frustration and is crap.
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I have an outdoor light with a bad connection. What would be the best way to fix a bad crimp on this light socket?


The crimp on the north post on this socket isn't maintaining contact and drops connectivity when I close the light up.

Any help would be appreciated.

thanks,
Rogue
Rogue, I would suggest you cut the bad connector out and strip the wire back about 1/2" on each end then use a wire nut to rejoin the ends after you twist then together. If there is any discolored copper, dark brown, strip it more and discard the burned part before reassembly. That should get you all fixed up. Good Camping ........ Jim
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:45 AM   #7
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Had the same problem on my Boler. Found that the grounding was inadequate. I added the short blue wire to make for a better ground.
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Whatever number that bulb is Google ****bulb socket and see if something similar to yours comes up.
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Any auto parts store should have them. Take the old one with you,
Thanks man, we were headed to pep boys anyway
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