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Surface lights replaced and will not turn off

I broke a surface lightbulb replacing it, replaced both bulbs, now they will not turn off,

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  • mikie1669 Sep 03, 2008

    no wires pinched ,

  • mikie1669 Sep 03, 2008

    no wires pinched

  • silverline63 Sep 03, 2008

    Yeah, same problem...the lights will not turn off from the nightlight mode. Sounds like the dim relay will not de-energize

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Did you pinch a wire?

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