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Old 04-23-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Im replacing what I thought was 2 single pole light switches but there is 3 black wires and one red. I hooked them up to the new switches but both switches worked the one light can anyone tell me how to connect the wiring?

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I'm replacing what I thought was 2 single pole light switches but...
but you didn't take a picture of what was there before you started disconnecting things?

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there is 3 black wires and one red...
can anyone tell me how to connect the wiring?
Can you take a picture now and post that?
and look for a white wire or two in there as well.

btw... Were these two switches in the same box?
Like maybe in a bedroom and they controlled the ceiling fan & light?

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Tell us how you connected the wires. Tell us what you remember about how they were connected before.
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