05:54PM | 04/27/09
Member Since: 04/26/09
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Hi all-

Trying to replace a wall fixture.

Stupidly I didn't pay close attention to what was connected to what on the old one when I took it out.

New fixture has ground, black and white wires.

Box has: single red, single ground, and two pairs of what either could be black or white (all 4 wires look basically the same). Of those black/white sets, in each pair one comes from one cable in the box and goes out the other and the two are capped together.

It is (supposed to be and used to be) controlled by a wall switch.

I know obviously ground goes to ground, but I tried both combinations of black on the fixture and white on the fixture to the two pairs described above and both resulted in the fixture being on and the switch having no effect. I assume the red wire is part of my problem but I'm not sure exactly where it goes.

(full disclosure: I'm a relative novice at wiring and the height of the box and relatively short amount of slack on the wires is making this even harder)

Thanks so much.


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