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Loads of wires and switches

Postby Ady » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:56 am

My darling wife has done the usual wife thing Shopping. This has lead to a new light in my front room.

I have one light in the front room which was switched on by one of the two switches in there. One of these switches is a double switch which operates an outside light. The other switch is a single one.

I have 5 wires where my new light should be hanging.

Wire 1....... Black, Red and Green and yellow (joined to wire two)
Wire 2......Black, Red and Green and yellow (joined to wire one)
Wire 3..... Red and Bare copper with G/Y sleaving over (joined to wire 4)
Wire 4.... Red and Bare copper with G/Y sleaving over (joined to wire 3)
Wire 5...grey one wire cable

The new light consists of green/yellow, blue and brown

Can anyone please help me
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Postby sparx » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:41 pm

Hi ,
I don't think you are correct in your connections, I think wire 3 or 4 went with the 2 reds which are feeds in & out to next light. the 2 blks are N in/out and connect to your new Blue of light, the other single red would be sw. live back to your lights Brown L term.
'Grey-one -wire-cable'????? No idea!! It may be a N to the outside light, on the other hand.....
Think you need help on that one!
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