Here's the scene! Old attic bedroom light fixture had two bulbs and a built-in outlet. The light turned on and off via a wall receptacle which had a toggle switch and an outlet. The outlet worked independently of the light switch.
I took off the old light fixture and this is what is coming out of the box: old black wire, newer black wire, old white wire, newer white wire, thicker separate new red wire. The two black wires are twisted together at the open ends, as are the two white.
The switch had one white wire, one red, one black, all newer.
My new light fixture is a simple two-bulb one, no outlet, and has one white and one black wire coming out of each light.
No matter how I wire this, either the light comes on but won't switch off, or the light comes on but the outlet doesn't work. The old switch looks different from the new switch. I snapped off the metal fin on the new switch, but that didn't help.
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