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Old 06-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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I tried to replace two bathroom wall sconces in a 20-year-old mobile home yesterday. Both are controlled by a single wall switch.

Behind Sconce 1 (to the right of the mirror), were two sets of wires: black, white, ground. I connected all the blacks, all the whites, and the grounds, and the light works fine.

Behind Sconce 2 (left of the mirror) was ONE set of wires. I connected black to black, white to white, ground to ground.

Sconce 1 lights; Sconce 2 does not.

I'm wondering: are the sconces wired in series? Should I run two blacks from Sconce 1 to power Sconce 2?

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Check your connections at both lights and check your bulbs.

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Thanks househelper.

The connections at both lights are secure, and I used the same lightbulb to check each light. That's why I'm puzzled.
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You have it wired correctly. One of the connections is bad or the fixture is bad.
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With the power off, look inside the lamp socket of the non-working fixture and gently pull up the center tab a little bit. If this doesn't do it, return the fixture.
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