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zosodb

06:14AM | 08/27/05
Member Since: 08/26/05
1 lifetime posts
Hello,

I am trying to replace a old light fixture above the bathroom sink. When I removed the old fixture there are 2 white wires, 2 black wires, and 1 yellow. When I connect the new fixture the light is always on. I looked at a different fixture in our apartment complex (I'm the manager) and I only see 2 wires coming out of the wall, a black and a white. I have tried a few different connection options, but no luck.

Any help would be great!

Don

tshea1

07:05AM | 08/27/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
What wires did you hook up to the new fixture? You didn't say.

Here's a possibility:

Open up the light switch and "see" what wires are on the switch for teh bath light.

My guess is you will find a black and yellow.

IF SO, connect the new light--White on the light to the two white wires in the box. Black on the light to the yellow wire. Don't mess with the black wires.

You should also have a green or bare wire. Attach it to the ground strap provided with the light fixture.


tshea1

07:06AM | 08/27/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
I should have said to leave the 2 black wires twisted together--assuming that was what was already done.


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