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Old 09-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #31
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You could start trouble shooting the circuit with your volt meter / ohm meter. Start with the switch where the source power is located. Work your way to the 2nd switch and then on to the light. Also check to see if the white wire at the light fixture actually provides a path back to the electric panel neutral bar.
I uncapped the white and checked voltage to the circuit and got 120. Then checked every breaker voltage and got 120.breaker ought to be good.

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Well, how many lights? Could it be bad light bulbs? Just throwing stuff out there.
Maybe thats been suggested.
I thought that too. Then I changed the bulbs and no luck.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #33
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I thought that too. Then I changed the bulbs and no luck.
Well beans, where you at, jumpin in van now ... lol ... well, not really
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 AM   #34
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I uncapped the white and checked voltage to the circuit and got 120. Then checked every breaker voltage and got 120.breaker ought to be good.
You checked the white in the light fixture with a known hot wire and got 120? That's a good start. And you checked the common at switch one and got 120? And then you checked the common of switch two and and got 120 after turning the switch on? And then you checked the hot at the fixture and got 120 after turning the switch on? If so, the circuit is good.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #35
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any other ideas on this? im going to tackle it again this weekend...not looking forward to it..thanks

BTW, theres a Fan with 2 switches, light and fan, next to the this light switch...do you think they are somehow related?

i did wire the fan and light correctly so i dont know...the ceiling fan is in between the 2 lights in the ceiling that im having issues with
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #36
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Stabbing at it is not getting you anywhere. You need to do it like an electrician. Trouble shoot the circuit, start to finish with a volt/ohm meter. See my previous post. If you called a professional, he would methodically trouble shoot the circuit and find the problem in less than an hour. Most likely way less.

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