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Old 08-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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how do i install a motion light sensor on a two way switch that controls the light and the fan in the bathroom?

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What do you mean by a 2 way switch? Are you talking about a switch that is paired with another switch that controls the light/fan from 2 different locations? These switches are usually called (3 way switches) (although that never made a lot of sense to me either).

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You need a 3 way motion sensor switch. remove the existing switch you want ot replace and install the new switch.

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When you say 2-way, are you talking about a single device that has (2) separate switches on it?
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