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Hello all! Probably a noob question, but really appreciate your help with this. I am trying to fit a ceiling light and need to get out the existing electrical fitting to be able to screw in the base plate of the ceiling light I bought. Below are the pictures of the existing electrical fitting (one from inside and the other from outside), but I do not see any screws to loosen the wire so that it can be pulled out. I tried pulling up the green flaps with "N" and "P" but that doesn't seem to help either. I guess I can pull too hard to get the wire out but that doesn't seem to be the right way and I doubt if I'll be able to reuse that plug plate after that. I wonder how someone got those wires in there in the first place. I tried looking around for installation videos but didn't find any. Please note these are Swedish (Stockholm) fittings. This is my first time doing this, so probably I am missing something obvious here and thought I should ask for help!

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Thanks for the reply @ferg! That doesn't seem to work either. Here is a closer look at the internals + wire. Looks like pushing down might clutch the wire more hard. Not sure!

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as above^^^. press on the flap and pull wire out.
 
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Thanks! Just to double check, by flaps you mean the ones with characters "N" and "P". Would it still be hard to pull after pressing or should it come out easily. I tried pressing by hand and pulling the wires, but I still need to pull pretty hard. Feels like I am doing something wrong. Is there a video somewhere for this fitting which you can point me to. Thanks a lot!
 
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Thank you everyone for the help! :)

I pulled the wires a bit harder and they came off. Not sure if I'll be able to put them in easily in case I need to switch back, but I am good for now! Successfully installed my first light, thanks to you all!
 

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Flaps?

No!
Just too many jokes there...

Odd that a light fitting in Sweden is so well made, clearly not from the usual outlet!
 
In many countries in Europe light fittings plug in to a ceiling socket (called a GTL in France, something else in Sweden). See your second picture. Your new light fitting should have come with the appropriate plug.
 
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@pirate haha! I already mentioned I know nothing about it ;)
That fitting is pretty common here on the ceilings! It has a lamp plug and a hook to hang your lights from.

@GeorgeCooke the light I bought is a circular one and almost sticks to the surface. Now the ceiling fitting and the hook hinders the light from sticking to the surface and that's why I had to get rid of it and connect the wires directly. An alternate approach could be that I extended the wires and put the light to the side of the fitting using the lamp plug. That would look a bit odd and not so clean, so I decided to get rid of it. Here's a picture to give you an idea.
 

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