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How to fix a pot light coming out of the ceiling

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I was trying to remove the trip when I guess I accidentally pulled the whole housing out of the ceiling. I can remove the release clamps onthe side (not sure if this is the right term) and pull the entire unit out (ie. not fixed to the ceiling). The clamps look like springs. Basically, I think the releasing clamps should be holding the housing unit up but it won't. Any ideas of how to fix this?

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To remove the trim, you first remove the bulb.
For a Halo remodel fixture:
Look up into the housing to see if you see 2 wires going from the trim to a plate above the socket.
Remove both wires and the trim will be disconnected.
There will be 4 black spring clamps that will need to be disengaged to remove the can or re=engaged to secure the can.
Push the can up to the ceiling and slide the clips up to clamp the sheetrock. Sometimes you can do it by hand, other times you need a screwdriver.
Reinsert the trim and put the bulb back.
Atlite will require a different scenario.
Try to find a manufacturers label on the unit and go to their website for the installation directions.
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