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06:21PM | 06/17/14
Bvelectrical
I have a townhouse built in 2006.

I am trying to replace the dining room light fixture with a new one from IKEA. When I took down the old fixture and tried to connect to the new one, I wire colors didn't match up.

The ceiling has two wires: yellow and gray. There is no ground wire, which I was unexpected. (See picture)

The light fixture I want to install has three wires: black, white, and green/yellow.

The old light fixture had only two wires, both of which were the same color. There was no grounding wire on the old fixture.

I have two questions:

1) I don't know how to match up the yellow and gray wires from the ceiling with the white and black from the fixture.

2) What do I do with the grounding wire from the fixture, since there is no grounding wire in the ceiling metal box?

I appreciate the help.

Jeff
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