More electrical fun times- this time a 12v light fixture. A couple of weeks ago it started not working intermittently but tonight it just stopped working entirely (unless you pushed on the switch- then it worked).
First looks show a hot mess (see what I did there? "hot"... you will). The bulbs themselves are slightly charred but the real mess is the switch itself and a wire that runs over/under/around the crimp connectors:
Wearing my trusty headlamp (because this happened at 10:30pm), I pulled the light down:
A second look at the wiring. I guess I should give style points for this sweet loop-dee-loop!
Because the light is switched at the wall, I just bypassed the switch on the fixture using a wire nut:
#notanelectrician, I electrical taped the whole mess (at least things I mucked with):
Closed it all back up and it's working good as new. I want to address the bulb heat issue with LED lights sometime soon. And really, I want a pretty light for there anyway. It's our bedroom dang nabbit.