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Can I Convert Two 3-Way Switched Lights To Be One 4-Way Setup?

I have 2, 3-way switch setups each controlling 1 light fixture. I’d like to tie them together into a single 4 way system…

 

Electrical Question from John about 4 Way Switch Wiring
Background: John, a Homeowner from Chicago
Question: Hello, I have 2, 3-way switch setups each controlling 1 light fixture. I’d like to tie them together into a single 4 way system, and to remove one of the switches in the middle box. Is there a way to accomplish this without running any new wires? My home has Romex and I can’t get wires run w/o tearing up walls… Thanks for your help! I’ve attached a diagram to help identify the current layout.

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