Need help replacing a GU10 socket


18 Jan 2007
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United Kingdom
I was trying to replace a GU10 light bulb.
Carefully I pulled out and the socket came out.

See pic:

How can I replace?

I looked on youtube... not many videos.
I thought I'd get some guidance on here before trying anything.
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You need to change the lampholder, plenty of videos on youtube.

Thanks for both replies
I've changed loooads of bulbs. I did twist, I didn't just yank out.

I've seen on Amazon just the sockets for sale.
Could I just replace the socket?

See pic below:
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Yes you could. But first examine how the socket is attached to the fitting. Often it is A couple of tiny rivets.
If you're reinstalling a halogen light be sure that the replacement socket has wires that will cope with the incredibly high temperature. Typically the wires feel like cured silicone or has a sheath that feels the same. If they're just ordinary PVC it'll melt off within a short time
@OM2 looking again at your photo. It looks like there are parts of the downlight attached somehow to the old bulb.
If so, maybe you’ll need a whole new downlight?

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