Step 1: Remove the Base

base of a lamp to rewire
Illustration: Steve Stankiewicz
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Pry cover off the bottom of the lamp to reveal the nut holding the pipe through which the cord passes from the socket to the plug. Pull the pipe partway out the top of the lamp, in order to unscrew and remove old socket.
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    Tools List

    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • wire strippers
      Wire stripper/cutter
    • adjustable wrench
      Wrench

    Shopping List

    1. Cord

    2. Plug 3. Socket