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Identifying Light Fixture Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Identify and Repair Light Fixture Wiring Problems: The original fixture was wired using the sets of screws as terminals or a junction. Removing these wires and creating a color to color splice or matching the original terminal wiring configuration, then adding the wires from the new fixtures and installing a wire connector should work just fine.

How to Identify and Repair Light Fixture Wiring Problems

Electrical Question: I have replaced ceiling fixtures before without trouble.

I naively wrapped all 3 (including the new fixture) and put up the light. Of course when I flipped the breaker back on and the new fixture won’t light but the other 2 bulbs and the 2 garage door controls work fine.

Do I need a real electrician to navigate this or is it not possible to put porch ceiling lights inside the garage?

Background: Nancy , a Homeowner from Nicholasville, KY
Additional Comments: Thank you. I’d usually ask my dad, but he’s been ill and can’t see well.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Nancy

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