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I want to hook up two lights and two switches. There are three cables. One has three black wires, the other two have one yellow wire and one black wire each. I'm assuming that one of the cables with one yellow wire and one black wire goes to one light and the other goes to the other light and the cable with three black wires is the power coming from the breaker box. The lights were already installed but they both ran to one switch and I want them to have their own individual switches. Where do I go from this point?enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

  • The colors sound a bit unusual. What country are you in? Can you post pictures of the wires and existing switch? – manassehkatz Nov 25 '18 at 1:42
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    Im in spokane wa. Usa. I thought the colors seemed odd also, but then i reminded myself that the house was built in 1960, so thats what i attributed it to. They did things a lot different back then than they do now a days... Ill try to get some pictures up, soon! I know they make all the difference in the world... – Paula Mary Vinson Nov 25 '18 at 2:09
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    Can you post a clear photo looking into the back of the existing switch box? You may have conduits instead of cables.... – ThreePhaseEel Nov 25 '18 at 3:13
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    Is it an off-white color like a beige found on a wall? Or is it a "That color belongs on a Ferrari" bright organic banana yellow? – Harper Nov 25 '18 at 16:39
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    The single black wire with orange wire nut, was attached to the bottom screw on the switch. The 3 black wires with a wire nut (top right, in the photo.) was attached to the top screw on the switch. And a single black & 2 yellow wires (bottom right, in photo.) just had a wire nut on them. Also, to answer your question Harper, the 2 yellow wires are more off white then banana yellow. Sorry it took so long to post the photos guys, it took me a few to figure out how to add them! But once i figured it out, it was a breeze! Hope they help YOU to help ME. Thanx everyone, its very greatly appreciated! – Paula Mary Vinson Nov 27 '18 at 6:13

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