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Fix Light Fixture and Switch Wiring Problems

Fix a problem with a light that your trying to install. Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures and Switches.

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Electrical Problem: How do I fix a problem with a light I am trying to install?

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2 Responses to “Fix Light Fixture and Switch Wiring Problems”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Quel32,
    When there are several cables and wires we typically use a voltage tester to identify the wiring. Keep in mind that the wiring may be used for the following purpose: The incoming power source, wiring to or from a wall switch, and wiring leading to the other light fixtures or outlets in the general area. In some cases when the wiring configuration is unknown it is helpful to use a continuity tester with the circuit power turned off. This will help us to help identify lights, switches, wall outlets, and other electrical devices which may be connected to the junction box wiring.
    Thank you for sharing your electrical question with us,

  2. Quel32 says:

    I am trying to install a ceiling fan with a light. I have 4 wire bundles which are for the outside light, inside light, and a dimmer switch. In the ceiling there are 4 black, 4 white, 4 bare wires how do I connect 2 black have power?