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Problem Installing 3 way dimmer

I have no wiring diagram. Need help w/ what the blue wire is? There is a green, black, blue and red out of the dimmer and my three way is powered through the light, not the switch. Help!

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  • Scott Jelt
    Scott Jelt May 11, 2010

    So what color and how many wires do you have at the switch?

  • tagliente_j May 11, 2010

    How many wires were hooked to the previous switch?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    have green white, blue, brown and black wires, when I started the blue was hot. now nothing is hot. can you help?

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