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Double switch controls one interior and one exterior light

Postby CarlC » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:14 pm

I have a similar problem in that I have a double switch which controls one interior and one exterior light
My problem is that the exterior light will only come on if the interior light is switched on.
Whats wrong with this picture?
Thanks

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Postby Mr White » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:40 pm

I have to ask, has it always been like this or has something been recently changed?


Switched live and live are the wrong way round. You need to identify which is the live feed.
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Postby CarlC » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:02 am

It has been recently changes. The previous switch looked nothing like this one, hence the confusion.
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Postby CarlC » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:15 am

I have tried switching the wires and no change.
Is the red wire connected correctly?
On the old switch which looked like the one (this pic is not mine) but with only one red wire plus the bridge https://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/sh ... =0&lgdin=1

I am sure it is a simple fix that does not require to call out an electrician but I just can't see it lol
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Postby Mr White » Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:28 pm

As you said, the 2nd picture you show is not yours, so that is why it is different.
As I said, you need to identify the Live feed.
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Postby CarlC » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:50 am

Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. Looks like I have made it more confusing by saying
"On the old switch which looked like the one (this pic is not mine) but with only one red wire plus the bridge "

I was trying to say that the old switch I had fitted looked like the switch in the pic but it did not have the additional red wire.
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Postby Mr White » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:05 pm

As I said, you need to identify the Live feed.
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