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Inserting a Bayonet Style Bulb into Socket

When I put the bayonet style bulb with the two lead lumps at the bottom and two small locking pins sticking out the side into the pigtail slot made for the locking pins and then give it the clockwise turn to lock it in place, they don't connect with the two terminals in the socket. The two terminals (lead lumps at the bottom of the bulb) don't line up with the two terminals in the pigtail socket. Is there a way to turn the terminals in the socket a half a turn without turning the whole socket that way when I put the bulb in and turn it a 1/4 turn to lock it, it lines up?

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Are you sure you have the correct bulb?

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Bring in these pictures to any hardware store. They may have a bulb that fits, or they may have an adapter that will allow the bulb to fit into your socket.

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