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Fix Three-Way Light Switch Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Connect Wires for 3-Way Light Switches – Both of the switches should be 3-way switches with the appropriate wiring installed between them, such as a 3-wire cable.

3-Way Light Switch Wiring Correction

Two switches control the same light fixture. One is a triplex, outside the bathroom. The other is a single switch, inside the bathroom.

Background: Stephen, a Homeowner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Stephen.
Thanks for the photo.

How to Connect Wires for 3-Way Light Switches

Yes Stephen, the wiring for this three way switch is definitely wrong.


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