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Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas Decoration

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Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced. This is a guide about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration.
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December 7, 2011

If you have lights on your wire lawn deer that stop working, don't toss the deer in the garbage, just change out the lights. Take a strand of 100 white wire lights and replace the old lights. It's time consuming putting all new lights on, but it's a lot less $ than going out and buying all new deer, and it's a good way to recycle also.

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December 19, 2017

The light on my 40 inch outside snowman decoration is broken, the whole mechanism. Where can I get a replacement part?

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December 19, 20170 found this helpful
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You could contact the manufacture of the snowman and ask if there is a warranty, or a solution.

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January 8, 2018

This train is over 20 yrs old. The lighted wheels still turn and the smoke stack still blows lighted smoke bursts. It is still lovely, but more of the old lights have stopped working every year.

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I would like to repair it, if possible.

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January 8, 20180 found this helpful
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This is really going to depend on the type of lights that were used on this train. I think your best bet is to take one of the train pieces to a hobby store and see if you can ask one of the people there to help you find the right lights for this.

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I know that there are many people who work with trains and they have people who are hobbyist and can restore these. You might end up needing to contact one of them and seek their advice if they know exactly what type of light were used on this and where to find them.

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December 4, 2010

I just bought a 60 inch snowman with lights. Some of the lights won't light up. Please help.

By SONDRA from West Coast

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December 4, 20100 found this helpful

Are the light bulbs located so that you can get to them or are they on the inside? If you can get to the bulbs you should be able to replace the bulbs that won't work.

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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

If you just bought it why would you not simply exchange it at the store it was purchased from. Repairing something you have only just purchased seems like a lot of unnecessary work. JS...

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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

Its under warranty. Return it

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November 27, 2016

I have a lighted outdoor snowman, he is looking kinda tired and old, but I love it and have had it for many years. Anyone have any ideas on how to refresh his skin, which is now kinda like a glitter white cotton snow like fabric?

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

Can you spray paint it white then add some glitter?

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

There is a post by Kim Hoggan showing how she painted tires white and stacked them to look like a snowman. You can use her ideas and add glitter.

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December 12, 20140 found this helpful

Our lawn deer's head won't light; the rest of it lights just fine. We had the same problem with our doe deer this year, but possibly with handling it, the problem was corrected. Nothing we've done gets the buck's head and neck to light up. I feel like knocking it upside the head. I don't want to display a half-lit deer!

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By Joanne W. from Havertown, PA

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December 14, 20140 found this helpful

These displays seem to be a problem even with the best of care. Google your question as there is a lot of information listed by others with the same problem.

My son usually just adds another string of lights to wherever the lights are not working. Sometimes he weaves them in and out but mostly he just wraps them around the contour of the object.

I have a lot of objects that light up so he has to set them up early so he has time to "repair" the "broken' ones. You can find the inexpensive lines of small light strings with white wire or just use the regular ones with green wire.

Most people say mine look better because they have more lights and show up really well from a distance.

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November 20, 20140 found this helpful

Do you know anyone that would put new lights on yard decorations such as deer or sleighs? The ones I have are made out of wire that is about 1/4" in diameter.

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By Bob J.

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December 3, 20140 found this helpful

Standard answer: I do not know where you live - but it may be expensive to have someone do this; cheaper to buy new lights probably. You could try doing it yourself. Just Google for directions and you will find all kinds of useful information.

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November 11, 20140 found this helpful

I am looking for someone to replace the lights. Any suggestions?

By Renate P

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November 13, 20140 found this helpful

I do not know where you live - but - it may be expensive to have someone do this - cheaper to buy new ones probably. You could try doing it yourself - just Google for directions and you will find all kinds of useful information.

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