How to change a three pin plug kmanenti April 8, 2011 Part of our DIY How To series, this step-by-step guide takes you through the process of changing a three pin plug, including tools needed and a top tip from DIY expert Tommy Walsh. How to change a three pin plug 10ToolsTerminal Screwdriver, Pliers/Wire Strippers (if needed)Materials3 Pin Plug How to change a three pin plug 1Step one...Release the centre screw to open up the plug... How to change a three pin plug 2Step two...Turn the plug over and release the three screws on the terminals that hold the cables in place. Carefully pull the cables out of the terminals and discard the old plug. From our partner How to change a three pin plug 3Step three...Open the new plug up by releasing the centre screw and if your new plug has a cord grip, this can be removed as well. How to change a three pin plug 4Step four...Release the screws on the three terminal connections. Take your appliance’s cable and check for any damage to the sleeving. How to change a three pin plug 5Step five...Loosen the terminal screws and push the pins through the plug a little. How to change a three pin plug 6Step six...You can wire the three terminals in any order but if you haven’t rewired a plug before you may find it easier to start with the neutral, then wire the earth and finally th From our partner How to change a three pin plug 7Step seven...Lay the wires neatly inside the plug and make sure they are not pinching or damaged before replacing the fuse cartridge. How to change a three pin plug 8Step eightDouble check the terminal screws, before replacing the plug cover back on and tightening the centre screw.Click to next slide for how to strip a cable... How to change a three pin plug 9To strip a cable...Taking a pair of pliers or wire strippers, shear the cable off to leave a clean cut, removing the damaged section. 1 / 10 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1So the Facebook dating app just launched. Here is everything you need to know. 2The video that proves Prince Harry is literally all of us at the snack table. 3"I have not sexted anyone": Sam Burgess denies involvement in nude texting scandal. 4Haven't these footy players learnt anything after the Serena Williams cartoon? 5Celeb in 5: Friday's best entertainment and gossip news. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?