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Help with a light switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by bacharach01, 26 Feb 2020.

  1. bacharach01

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    So I’m trying to change a triple light switch and the old one’s connections are not like the new one. Can anyone help by letting me know what to put where? (See pics) Thanks, Andy.
     

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    They're the same, common to common, l1 and l2 are the same also. Swap one at a time if space allows, power off obviously.

    If you are really unsure get a professional in.
     
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    Does the switch on the left ( in orange ) switch any lamp ? With no wire to it's COM it cannot be in use.


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    Thanks for the reply and the diagram. It does turn on the outside light, the other two turn on 2 lights in the hall. I’ll have a crack at it tomorrow
     
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    With the lack of anything in the terminal circled in yellow that switch cannot do anything. I'll guess the wire came out when you disturbed it, I'll also guess it's yellow.
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    It may possibly have done. I’ll check tomorrow, cheers!
     
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    A yellow wire had indeed come out. Job completed now - thanks again for your help
     
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    And a belated thank you for the update.
     
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