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Old 01-15-2004, 07:14 AM   #1
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Replacing a light fixture


I am a new handyman and I need some help.... I want to change out a bathroom light fixture and need to know how to wire.

The wall outlet has three wires: white, tan, and a copper ground wire. The new fixture has white, black, and a ground wire. Questions are: 1) White to white and black to tan, correct? 2) What do I do with the two ground wires (one from wall, one from new fixture?

I know these are elementary questions but need help. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Old 01-19-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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Replacing a light fixture


Your wiring scheme should work. The best way to be sure though is to get a meter to make sure that the tan is the hot wire and that white is neutral. Connect your ground wires with a wire nut.

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