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Old 03-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Outside garage lights won't work?


I have a condo and three lights outside a two car garage have gone out and I don't know why. I have reset all of the GFCI outlets through out the condo and turned all the circuit breakers off and on. None of the circuit breakers were tripped and none of the GFCI outlets needed to be reset. Any thoughts.?
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Do you have power at the switch? If yes, do you have power at any of the 3 fixtures? On my house, the power leaves the switch, goes to one of the fixtures, then goes to the others. Two of mine were nonfunctional, and I found a broken black wire in the wire nut. So, power would go to the first fixture, but couldn't proceed to the others because of the broken wire. It was a easy fix.

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Did you check and see if the lights are burnt out?
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I did not check the switch. That may be bad. I will test it and check the wires to each light. I did check the lights, they are not burnt out. Thanks, I appreciate the replies.
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How old are these lights? You can also check on the wiring connecting the lights to see if a connection has become lose or damaged.

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