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Old 06-19-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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3 sets of wires going to porch light


yeah im trying to instal back porch light on mobile home but when i took the old one down there was 3 sets of wires ive figured out what they are now just need help hooking them up

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You would hook up a new light in the same way the old light was hooked up.

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yeah im trying to instal back porch light on mobile home but when i took the old one down there was 3 sets of wires ive figured out what they are now just need help hooking them up
Do you mean you have 3 cables in the light fixture box? But still do not understand your question. If you have figured out what each cable is for like, power in, switch loop, etc... why are you having an issue hooking up the light?
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Three sets of power/neutral/ground? Like one was used to splice to a new fixture/outlet? You didn't pay attention to how the old one was wired?
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I will NEVER understand why people take stuff apart when changing a light fixture or a device. What goes on in the head that makes one think that it is a good thing to do?
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ive got everything hooked back up i just need to power my light switch from main power to switch wires cant figure that part out
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Sounds like you don't have it hooked up correctly then.

You probably have a power feed coming to the light, a power feed leaving the light, and a switch loop.
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ive got main power wires going to outside plugin on outside trailer than had another set of wires that hooked up from there to my light switch but now i cant figure out where to run light switch wires
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the main power wire runs the plugin outside the trailer than it had one coming off the main power wires to the light switch to power the light on and off i need to no how to run light switch wires to main power so it works
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the main power wire runs the plugin outside the trailer than it had one coming off the main power wires to the light switch to power the light on and off i need to no how to run light switch wires to main power so it works

What is your recollection of a:

1.main power wire runs
2.plugin
3.main power


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Are you installing a new switch to this light? Your posts are very had to understand.
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Your posts are very had to understand.
This statement makes the most sense out of anything posted here.
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This statement makes the most sense out of anything posted here.
LMAO...oops

...haRd to understand.
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well tried to post pic of it but wont let me for some reason
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With the information given...

black from power in--->black from power out--->white (needs to be taped black) from the switch
white from power in--->white from power out--->white from fixture
black from the switch--->black from fixture

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