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  1. #1
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    Default Cable chaos! help

    hi.
    i just took of my old ceiling lamp in order to finally install a new one. the cables from the ceiling were attached to a connecter kind of thing, which was connected to the lamp cables. i unfortunately removed the connecter and now can't figure out which cables need to go where.

    out of the ceiling: 4 cables, black and red & black and red.

    out of my lamp: 2 cables, 1 blue, 1 brown

    i somehow need to attach them all to the connecter to get light and to get a connection to the light switch.

    what to do??

    your advice will be much appreciated!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Cable chaos! help

    Quote Originally Posted by huelya79 View Post
    hi.
    out of the ceiling: 4 cables, black and red & black and red.


    what to do??

    your advice will be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
    You need to recheck the wires at the ceiling because what you listed doesn't jive.
    I suspect there should be white wires there somewhere.
    Post back exactly what's there.

    By the way --- a cable contains a number of colored wires ( conductors ).
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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    Default Re: Cable chaos! help

    hi.

    ok two big white cables out of the ceiling. and out of each you have 1 black and 1 red cable

    and a big green/yellow earth cable.

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    Default Re: Cable chaos! help

    Where do you live --- in North America ?
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: Cable chaos! help

    i was thinking the same think canuck!!

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    Default Re: Cable chaos! help

    Quote Originally Posted by huelya79 View Post
    hi.
    .... ceiling were attached to a connecter kind of thing ... now can't figure out which cables need to go where.... i somehow need to attach them all ....
    what to do??
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