Rewiring a Lamp
Get that lamp you love back in working order with five easy steps, courtesy of home improvement professional JoAnne Liebeler.
The final step is to connect the plug (if there isn't one already attached to your replacement cord). There are some really easy ones that merely snap onto the lamp cord. Buy one of these, and you've got new life for a vintage lamp.
Technique: If the lamp still doesn't work, unplug it and use the screwdriver to slightly lift up the tab in the lightbulb socket, which can flatten and impede the connection to the bulb.