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Have a motion detector hooked up to my garage light. I want to remove it and have the lights come on with a dusk to dawn screw in sensor. The lights are connected to an on and off switch. The motion sensor has a small flat wire plugged into one end of a rectangular black box about 1x 2. On the other end it has a white a black and a red wire connected. If I remove these where do I connect them to have the lights automatically come on at dusk and go off at dawn?

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OK .. the thick black and white are the power for the fan , are there also white wires on the lamp sockets ..??
The thick black wire should connect to the black wire on the switch.
The small black wires connect to the red and blue wire on the switch .. two small black wires each .. that should give you a position for 2 lights , and 4 lights, on the step switch .. but there should be white wires from the lamp sockets connected to the thick white from the fan .

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