First off I know the switch the works I plugged it into a different circuit where I have another one and the pilot light turned on when the switch was on. However when I have it installed in the problem circuit the indicator light is switched and is illuminated when the light is off instead of it being illuminated when the light is on.
The circuit is for the downstairs lights in an older building so I am thinking it has to be something with how the lights are wired. The switch works the lights just fine so I am figuring it is something to do with the neutral side. I am unfamiliar with this light switch and how it works internally.
What would make the light come on one way in one circuit and opposite in another? I am unsure the exact brand I am an amateur electrician just helping a friend, but it is similar to the Leviton 15 Amp Combination Switch with 25-Watt Neon Pilot Light found on the home depot website. any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated