OLD wiring - connections for a pull cord bathroom switch

21 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom
Hi all. I am changing a pull cord style light switch in my bathroom. The wiring is old and consists of 2 red wires (wound together) and a White wire.

It was wired as follows in the switch I am removing; 2 red wires into COM and White wire to L2.

My new switch has the following connections; Common, earth, 2 way and 1 way.

How should I connect the wires to the new connections?

Your responses are very much appreciated.
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Red and white wires suggest conduit to me.

Are the wires in a circular tube, and if so is it metal or plastic? Metal conduit is normally earthed and used to provide the earth for metal accessories.

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