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I have wired a setup like the one you see in the picture.
Where you see the yellow 'X' is where I want to splice in another light fixture.
Can someone tell me how I should wire in the new fixture?
I started to over think it and then just decided to get a consult here.
Should I wire like the switch is wired or like the fixture?
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The big questions are what type of access do you have, and how much slack do you have available ?

You would need about a foot of slack to install a box there. Without it, you would need to install the new fixture box plus a junction box so that you splice in an additional length of XX/3 cable.

Depending on the distance and access, it might be simpler to use a new xx/2 cable from the existing fixture to the new light location, rather than cutting the existing cable.
 

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I have 3 wire running between the switch and the current light (as in diagram). Can I splice into the 3 wire for adding a new light?
And still maintain switching on 2 lights and constant hot on receptacle?
 

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I have 3 wire running between the switch and the current light (as in diagram). Can I splice into the 3 wire for adding a new light?
And still maintain switching on 2 lights and constant hot on receptacle?
You can if you have the slack in the 3 wire cable (doubtful). Just connect to the red and white.
 

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You can. Your new light will tie into the red and white.
The problem is you need at least 6 inches cable coming into the box. So unless you stretch 12 inches (6 from each direction) your going to need two accessible boxes with a piece of cable added between them.
 
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