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    Electrian Help please - light switch

    Hi,

    My husband is trying to replace the 2 way switch but can't get them working properly. Can anyone help? The wires are the new system - black, grey & brown.

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    Banned

    what do you mean properly? you sure you havent got a duff switch, last one i got was duff and wouldnt work at all

    Original Poster

    Propery = 1 switch turns on/off the wall lights and the 2nd does the ceiling rose.
    We can only have 1 of the lights on. He re-did them and then only the set of lights came on.

    I did mention a dodgy switch and he aint impressed -- been at it for a while now and think he's gonna blow a fuse lol x

    mrsj2008;5551405

    think he's gonna blow a fuse lol x


    Him or the consumer unit?:p:whistling:


    He has switched the leccy back on?:whistling:

    Banned

    if all lights where working before i cant see it being anything other than a dodgy switch, you of course have checked bulbs

    Original Poster

    yep all checked. He just checked the new switch on other set of electrics and it works fine.

    He's just re-wired it now and 1 switch works 2 sets of lights which is says SHOULDN'T BL**DY HAPPEN - totally flumexed - ps. was dodgy dudes who did my electrics originally !

    Banned

    what was your other switch? or was it wired up to one switch, i only ever change like for like

    Original Poster

    originally the light switch did 3 lights - outside, rose and wall. He disconnected the outside light so replaced the 3-way switch for a 2-way.

    He's taped up the outside wires so they aren't in use and now can't get the other 2 lights to work.

    Banned

    mrsj2008;5551551

    originally the light switch did 3 lights - outside, rose and wall. He … originally the light switch did 3 lights - outside, rose and wall. He disconnected the outside light so replaced the 3-way switch for a 2-way.He's taped up the outside wires so they aren't in use and now can't get the other 2 lights to work.



    should have let you do it, females are so much better at these things - lol

    it does sound like hes wired it up wrong if one switch is now bringing on both lights :?
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