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Help needed replacing a double light switch plate

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Badger66, 27 Jan 2013.

  1. Badger66

    Badger66

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    I would be very grateful for some advice with replacing a damaged double light switch. You will see from the photos attached that there are 2 lots of wiring in the current switch even though it only operates one light. I could not find an exact match replacement switch so you will also see that the appearance of the new switch is different. Normally I would be happy to change a switch plate myself but this is does not appear as straightforward as I would like!!

    Could someone with more electrical expertise than me tell me which colour wires go where on the new switch please? Images of the switches can be viewed in my photo album at http://www.diynot.com/network/Badger66/albums/15087

    Thank you,

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    Red to COM on one switch along with the red loop to the other COM
    Yellow to L1 on one switch
    Blue to L1 on the other switch

    You'll probably also need to trim back the ends of some of the wires as MK switches don't need a lot of copper showing.
     
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    Its a little hard to see the markings on the existing switch.. Its simple though.

    The red wire put into the COM terminal and add another piece of red wire so the other COM is also connected.

    Blue wire to one of the L1 terminals
    Yellow wire to the other L1.

    All this done with the power off, of course!

    There should be another light that this switch operates, somewhere!

    EDUT Arghhh too slow........
     
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