DIY Fix for Spring

Got solar lights that aren't working? Luckily, I know how to fix them right up! And, I am going to share my tip with you! Cuz, well, we're friends and all and that's what friends do, right? Now, you don't need to throw away those solar path lights because you think they have stopped working!
Let there be light! For the full instructions on how I did it: and to see how to fix other solar lights.
Kathe With An E (Kathe)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Deanna Flynn Deanna Flynn on Apr 20, 2016
    I've changed batteries in all types of solar lights, but that doesn't always fix the problem of not lighting. Even letting it charge over night doesn't always work. Any other ideas besides batteries.

  • Denise Denise on Apr 28, 2016
    How to save solar lights when not working with new battery

  • Kimberly Sanchez Kimberly Sanchez on Nov 28, 2018

    Can my battery operated lights on my wreath be repaired w o replacing

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  • Wanda Rodgers Wanda Rodgers on Feb 26, 2019

    I have solar lights and read your online post. I have the kind that take a 1/2 AAA size battery. You can't just go out and buy these at the store. They don't exist anywhere but maybe one place (Batteries + Bulbs), and they don't carry a very big supply. Some solar lights also have a battery that is bigger than a AA but have not tried to find where to get those. I did know however that the batteries can be replaced with rechargeable or whatever type that the lights had originally been used. Thanks

    • Maria Maria on Aug 26, 2019

      Just purchased rechargeable batteries Ni-Cd on line- 20 AA for $14.99 and 20 AAA for $13.99. That's the only way they are not so expensive. Most places like Walmart or True Value stores charge $9.99 for a 4 pack.

  • PattyPB PattyPB on Apr 21, 2021

    I am definitely, going to try this. I found the batteries on Amazon 8 for 9.99