Need help replacing light fixture in 1960s house

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Old 05-05-14, 07:54 AM
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Need help replacing light fixture in 1960s house

I am trying to replace a ceiling light fixture but the wiring is odd. In the ceiling box there are 3 white wires twisted together. A single red wire, and two black wires that are capped off not attached to anything. On the wall switch, there are red and black attached. There are 3 white wires twisted together and capped off not attached to the switch??

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The 3 white wires in the switch box don't get touched. They stay like that. In fact, you probably don't have to touch any of the wires there unless you want to replace the switch.

The single red wire in the ceiling is the hot lead & the white wires are the neutral. Connect the red to the black on the new light fixture & the whites to the white.
 
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Thank you so much. I will try that :-)
 
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