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Postby mike hunt » Sat May 12, 2007 11:55 am

hi , doh,

fitting new ceiling light to dowstairs passage , which operates from a double switch (one switch for upstairs landing) stupidly i never made a note of the wires i usualy take a photo with mobile.

i have three cables , two with standard red wire, green/yellow earth and dark blue wires but the third has a red , earth light blue and a yellow wire

i know the three earths go together, the three reds together, the two dark blues went together but cannot remember where the light blue and the yellow went

any ideas , pics would be very handy :cry: :cry: :cry: [color=darkred][/color][size=18][/size]
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Postby Arnak » Sun May 13, 2007 11:33 am


This is going to be difficult without pictures but here goes :-

Switch 1

Link to other switch cable, Red to common

Yellow and switch cable red to L1

Blue and black with a red tag ( this is the switch return to L2)
(The black could also be blue depending on the wiring colours)

Switch 2

Link cable - red to common

Yellow cable to L1

Blue cable to L2

The ideal way to be sure is to get a book, I believe they sell one on this site.

[b]If in doubt get an electrician in as it will be a lot safer.[/b]

The usual disclaimer applies, this is how it is normally done but in each case it can vary depending on who wired it in the first place.


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