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Old 11-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
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First off I bought today a Leviton 24 hour programmable timer LCD screen.
Now it has 4 wires...black/white/green/blue
I want to hook this up to my outside lights.
Now I disconntected power to my outside switch (it is with two other switches) and took out the switch and there is only 3 wires. Looks like 2 black and a bare wire.

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How do I connect this timer ? is it possible

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One of those 2 black wires is the feed, the other one is the load, which goes to the light.

Connect the black lead from your timer to the feed.
Connect the blue lead to the load.
Connect the white wire to the other white wires in the wirenut that is tucked in the box.
Connect the green wire to the bare wire.

If the timer fails to work properly, then reverse the black and blue leads.

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One of those 2 black wires is the feed, the other one is the load, which goes to the light.

Connect the black lead from your timer to the feed.
Connect the blue lead to the load.
Connect the white wire to the other white wires in the wirenut that is tucked in the box.
Connect the green wire to the bare wire.

If the timer fails to work properly, then reverse the black and blue leads.

OK I wil ltry this now....not knowing which black wire is what won;t damage me or anything ?
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Success it worked !!!! Thanks kbsparky, you are a good man !
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