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Old 01-09-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Different wiring on replacement dimmer switch

I am attempting to replace a 3-way (not single pole) dimmer switch and while I'm sure I have the right replacement part, the colors of the wiring on the new switch are a bit different. Below is the type of switch I am replacing/using to replace:

The old switch has four wires in the back, grouped into two pairs - from left to right, it's the green grounding wire paired with a black wire, then a black paired with a red (green, two black, one red). The new switch has (from left to right) a black paired with a red, then a red paired with the green (green, two red, one black).

Since the new switch doesn't match up color wise, should I be replicating the existing wiring using the two red in place of the existing two black, and the single black in place of the existing single red?


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Did it come with instructions? Hopefully, they will explain. My guess is that the black is common, green is ground, and the two reds are the two runners.


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Old 01-09-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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is that a Lutron dimmer
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