Quick Fix for Battery Spring in Solar Light
The spring broke in my solar light. I love having the light on at night when I sit on the porch as it doesn't attract bugs like the porch light does. I took a Christmas ornament hook, wrapped it around a small eyeglass screwdriver, put it in where the old spring was and yes! it worked!! I removed the battery and cleaned the connections, using a little piece of sandpaper.
These are the tools I used to make the spring.
I wound the wire around the screwdriver with my hand. You could use a small pair of pliers to wind the wire. Use your imagination for a piece to wind wire around, just make sure it's small enough to make the spring the right size. :)
I took the top of screwdriver. I removed the wire/spring and placed it in the compartment. I pushed the wire down on the end of the battery where the negative (-) part of the battery will sit. You may have to jiggle it just a little to get the connection and make the light come on.
If you try this, please let me know if it worked for you, too! My light...I love butterflies!!
- Ornament Hook (I have a bunch of these)
- Eyeglass screwdriver (I have 3 or 4 but they can be purchased at Dollar Tree and other places.)
Published August 8th, 2017 2:52 PM