Update 3 lights on 1 switch to 3 rocker switch=control each individual light


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Old 02-20-21, 06:10 PM
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Update 3 lights on 1 switch to 3 rocker switch=control each individual light

Hello. I am trying to update a bedroom switch from a single rocker 15amp 1 way switch. I have a

Leviton 1755-W 15 Amp, 120 Volt, Decora Single-Pole, AC Combination Switch, Commercial Grade

switch that I am trying to connect. Behind the single switch is: 3 unjacketed copper wired, 3 black wires and 3 white wires...do I have correct type of switch? And if I do...how do I wire it. Full disclosure I did something dumb and pulled the wire nuts off the 2 pigtails of wires: the pigtail of 3 whites, I did not touch, but I think the 3 black wires were not pigtailed all together like the whites and I THINK had a pigtail of 3 black wires; 2 hot, 1 4 inch piece of black wire(not hot, I'm guessing with the purpose of wiring up to the previously installed single switch. Then there was 1 lone black which I think was natural ground. Any help is more than appreciated. I look led through the forums and found only 1 switch/3 light update to 3 separate switches/3 lights wiring instructions. Thanks for any input.

 
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Old 02-20-21, 07:02 PM
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If I understand correctly you have one switch that controls three lights. You want to use three separate switches to control each light individually.
You can't do it without pulling new cables from lights to the switch box.
 
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Old 02-21-21, 12:03 AM
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Here is what I'm dealing with



Again, any input/help is appreciated
 
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Old 02-21-21, 05:16 AM
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You can't do it without pulling new cables from lights to the switch box.
 
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Old 02-26-21, 07:43 PM
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okay, thank you for your input. after finding that out with a few sparks when i tried to turn power back on with the relay immediately tripping back in to overload, now actually just bought a new single rocker 15 amp 3 way switch, trying to figure out how the original was wired before. i dont know what im doing. my pops passed last year during the pandemic, my moms bedroom is the one i was trying to update to a 3 rocker switch because the original 3 way single rocker switch went bad so when she asked if i could make it so she could control light sources individually in her room, I was like;"absolutley, ive got no informal or formal training of any electrical nature but i can do this" ...didnt go well...i miss school. im supposed to be having the meaningful part of my senior year before graduation, an off to college...now im not sure i can leave my mom alone at all, let alone leave home entirely and move 1200 miles away to the college campus where i was gonna go. i hate COVID, I need my dad more than ever and...anyways to be more on subject; is there any way somebody could tell me how the wires were arranged for the single rocker 3 way? i undid some wire nuts and i cant remember what it looked like when correctly hooked up to the original switch. again, any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 02-27-21, 10:49 AM
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Scratch that. Figured it out. Thanks for your advice @ Joed.
 
 

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