Replacing an Old Switch with a Dimmer Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Connect Circuit Wiring for a Light Switch or Dimmer Switch: Identifying Old Electrical Wires, Wiring the Dimmer Switch, 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram.


How to Replace an Old Switch with a Dimmer Switch

Electrical Question I am trying to replace an old light switch and install a dimmer.

This electrical question came from: Anthony, a Student from New York, NY, Alabama.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Anthony.

Electrical Answer

Electrical Wiring Connections for a Light Switch and Dimmer Switch

Preparations

Instructions

How to Connect Circuit Wiring for a Light Switch or Dimmer Switch

Additional Resources about Wiring Dimmer Switches and Light Switches

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3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram
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