Re: Wiring Help needed asap!!!!
First, turn off the ***** to this circuit.
The following will most likely work IF there is only one cable (one black + one white wire) going into the switch box and it is NOT a 3-way switch. (Of course, the switch will be connected to two wires, but that's a red herring. We want to make sure that only one CABLE enters the BOX.)
First, make sure all light switches in the circuit are off. Unplug anything that's plugged into outlets on this circuit. Now, turn ON the switch for this light.
Take your meter, set to ohms or continuity, and test each pair of wires (each cable is a pair) entering into the light box. Only one pair should read zero ohms or indicate continuity. This pair is the one going to your light switch. To verify, turn the switch OFF; that pair should now read infinite ohms or no continuity.
Color the white wire of this pair black or red using a permanent marker or electrical tape to indicate that it's NOT a neutral (this is required by code). Connect the white (now marked red or black) to the black wire of the light fixture. Connect all of the black wires together. Connect all of the white wires, including the one from the light fixture, together.
Test your connections by tugging on each wire from the wire nut. If any come out, try again. There should be no exposed copper other than the ground wire.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.