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you hot wired the light fixture

Posted by LJ in TX on November 8th, 2002 06:59 PM
In reply to Urgent Electrical question by Mark Esky on November 8th, 2002 06:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

did you just disconnect two wires on the old light fixture and reverse the steps to connect the new fixture? if so,,this should have worked and your light switch should be controlling the new light fixture. apparently this was not the case. so shut the breaker and light switch back off and remove/disconnect the new light fixture. Then post back with how many black and white wires are in the ceiling junction box and tell us what is connnected to what! if you have a volt meter see if you can carefully determine with breaker and switch turned back on which black and white pair are the incoming hot 110vac wires. the other black white pair then should be running to the light switch. also remove the switch plate and slightly remove the switch to see which colored wire is connected to the bottom screw terminal on the switch, black or white. Whichever one is connect to this terminal is the wire in the ceiling box that you connect with a wire nut the black/hot wire. Then the white wire in the 110 Volts AC pair should be connected to the white wire off the light fixture. Finally the light fixtures black wire will connect to the remaining wire coming from the light switch top screw terminal. Now the light switch should be turnng your light on and off. good luck sorry for the long post ...hope I did not confuse you. LJ

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