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Difficulty replacing the circlip in halogen lights
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:51 AM
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Default Difficulty replacing the circlip in halogen lights

Ok, my living room and kitchen has halogen downlights, the sort that have a metal circlip on that looks like a curved M that pops off with a tiny bit of force.

I replaced bulbs that blew but cannot get the clip back in, or at least work out how to do it.

My neighbour knows how and keeps promising to show me how but never does.

Its going to be simple I know but without a video or personally shown how to do it it may be hard!

All I can see online is someone saying to squeeze it and push bulb in place
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Old 05-04-2011, 1:25 AM
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Hi

Take a look at this video on youtube, I hope it helps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGzQ4...eature=related
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Helps a little thanks, still a bit unclear how it clips onto bulb though as it looks like the person is pushing the sides of the metal clip under the edges of the bulb.
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Helps a little thanks, still a bit unclear how it clips onto bulb though as it looks like the person is pushing the sides of the metal clip under the edges of the bulb.
The metal clip does not clip onto the bulb, the person is pushing it under the edges of the bulb. When the ends of the clip are released, the bulb is held firmly in place and the bulb cannot drop out of the holder.

I just pinch the ends of the clip and push it into place, I have never used pliers myself
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:10 AM
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In the middle of the clip, there's a dimple. The dimple locates in a wee hole in the inner edge of the light fitting. Push the bulb up into the fitting, locate the dimple in the hole, squeeze the ends of the clip slightly together so they pop just inside the hole too until the ends locate into their recess, holding the lamp in place above it (the lamp sits on top of the clip). Job done.
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Here's a simple diagram:



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Old 05-04-2011, 1:20 PM
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This site is sometimes good for DIY tips:


http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/index.htm
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