Help wire a light switch

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Old 05-18-19, 02:36 PM
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Help wire a light switch

I open a light switch pole and iím not sure where one of the wire suppose to connect to. Its a pole with multiple light switches including 3 ways and possible 1 way switch. One of the switch has an open end wire (circled yellow) and i assume its a traveler wire. Where do i put that wire into a single switch? See image below. Thanks

Switch shows below is single switch, only 2 terminals (1 for com and 1 for traveler) and a ground wire

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I would put it under the screw with the other black wire.
 
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Old 05-19-19, 08:47 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Just to clarify...... there are only two brass screws on that switch ?
(we don't count ground screw in any count)

Typically that type of switch doesn't have push ins on the back since the wires
can slide under the plate where the screw is.
 
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Thanks for your response joed & PJmax.
@joed: It seem like it was inserted in the same hole as the black wire. However, the opening is not big enough to fit 2 wires tho.
@PJmax It's a two brass crews switch. you mean between the plate and the screw? Can I just put a cap on it as well?
 
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Old 05-19-19, 09:33 PM
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A cap..... no. It needs to be reconnected in order to power something that is probably dead now.
 
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