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Old 08-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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They are not specific as to which wire goes from 3 way brass to 4 way blue.
Each 3 way has two travellers (yours are yellow) It doesnt matter which traveller goes to what screw.
The only exception is at 4 way switches. You may have noticed one pair of wires went to the blacks
On the old switch(two on right) as you described before. And the other pair both went to brass on old switch.
They actually do show in the reference wiring diagram. There isn't any wire that goes from 3 way brass to 4 way blue as you say above. I think blue is used for communication between the dimmers so the wire that goes to 4 way blue must also go to 3 way blue. This is the step I'm having an issue with. I guess I'll have to buy a volt meter as you described in an earlier post to get it correct.

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I see, in the last paragraph it does say blue from 3-way to blue on 4-way.
Get the remote continuity tester I posted earlier.
This will identify wires in minutes.
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I wanted to come back here and post a follow-up.

I picked up the continuity tester and today tried again at installing the dimmers. With the tester tracing the wires were a piece of cake and I was able to install the dimmers without issue. I now have all four dimmers installed and working as expected.

Thanks to everybody, particularly MisterZ, for all the help and guidance. It feels very good being able to tick off another chore that I'll no longer have to call a professional for.
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