I am updating the swiches in my home from the original 1975 toggle switches to rocker switches. The light in the foyer is controlled by 3 different switches.
The switch in the foyer also has a switch for external lighting. The original light switch was a 3-switch with a black wire on the left side, a red and black wire on the right (the black wire also runs to one of the posts on the single toggle for the external light?)
The light downstairs was similar except it had a 4-way for the foyer light and a single for the light in the family room. The 4-way had a black and red connection on the right side and red and black wire on the left (top to bottom) The wires for the single seem to be independent.
The light upstairs has a 3-way siwth for the foyer, a 3-switch for the hall and a single for an outlet in the living room. All those wires seem to be independent as well.
I installed new rocker switchs in the foyer and downstairs but now I have to play some 3 switch logic game while trying to turn on the light. The switches all seem to be dependent upon the position of the other switches now (Prior they were all independent and worked regardless of the position of the other switches)
Any thougts?? I can take some pics if necessary. I just bought this house last august and I am updating a lot opf things in it and this simple switch dilemma is holding me up (I refuse to let it beat me and my pride will not let me move on until I have conquered!!)
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