Two things here: The hemostat holding the white wire out of the way. This way I don't have to worry about accidentally heating it up, too. The other thing, when i was soldering the bradied joint, I worried that my ring might de-solder. It didn't. But I think I may have to re-think this method
....the bump appeared. It sort of looks like an undigested mouse in a snake, yes?
Still there are no bare wires and until I become more skilled, this will have to do. I see that the white wire is aging and I am resigned to trying to find a decent tool to try to get those rings off of that light.
Or maybe I will just order one and spend the time working on the boat anchor. Maybe I will name that White Popeye.