3 way switch

Old 02-09-07, 05:17 PM
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3 way switch

We have 2 3 way switches in our hall, one at each end which controls 2 ceiling lights. I was replacing the ceiling lights to update them, when I hooked both of them up, one ceiling light works and one doesn't. The end that doesn't work presently has no current coming to the ceiling light. It has only white wire and one black wire coming down from the ceiling. The ceiling light on the other end of the hall that works has 2 black wires and 2 white wires coming out of the ceiling. I presently have them connected with 2 black wires and 1 white connected to 1 white wire to the ceiling light. And the other white wire connected to the black wire from the ceiling light. How should I connect them so that the light switches both control both ceiling lights. That's how they were wired up to start with. But I can't remember how to do it so they will work that way again. Before I could turn on a switch at one end of the hall and it would turn both lights on and then at the other end of the hall, I could flip a switch and it would turn off the lights. Thank for your help. Vicky
Old 02-09-07, 05:23 PM
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That is NOT how they were wired before. You should have taken a picture, written notes, etc.

Connect all three black wires together. Connect all three white wires together.

Connect all ground wires together.
Old 02-10-07, 12:10 AM
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try that methold what Racraft saying first get all the black wirenutted togehter with lumiaire [ lightfixure ] then do the same with white wire wirenutted then ground wirenutted as well

if not work please post it back here either me or Racraft or other will help you to guide the correct way to do this

Merci , Marc

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