Hi, I ordered the switch I need: GE Light Switch, (Part Number: AP3754330). How on earth do I remove the wires? I tried pulling one out but did not force it. Obviously, I would put them back in the same position as the original switch. Do I need to also kill the circuit breaker or just turn off the light? I have pliers but didn't force them out. Should I just really yank? Once I get them out, do I just push them back in the holes? Thanks!
Answer Hello Georgina,
These are some strange ones indeed. Make sure the power is off (kill the breaker definitely), and using either a small screwdriver or an icepick, press in on the brass beside the wire. This will release the wire. If the switch is ever to be reused, be sure not to press any harder than it takes to release the wire as it will spring the tabs that hold the wire in place. To replace the wires, you simply push them in. Don't push them in further than the wire is stripped!