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I have an outside spot light with a motion detector controlled by an inside switch. I want to change outside fixture & install dimmer switch in place of wall switch. I removed outside fixture. There are 3 black wires twisted together and cappped. There are 3 white wires, which were attached to the white wire on the fixture & 1 red wire which was attached to black wire on fixture. When I removed the inside wall switch, there were no wires connected to it; it was a dummy. Inside the switch wall box there are 3 black wires twisted together and capped, 3 white wires twisted together & capped, & 1 red wire capped. How do I connect my dimmer, which has 2 black wires?

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First, let me say that if you're not entirely comfortable doing high voltage electrical work, you might want to call an electrician. It's not impossible for you to get hurt or killed or burn down your house. At least be sure to turn of the circuit breaker while you're working on it.

The blacks and whites twisted together are passing through power to other parts of your premises and are always on, so be sure to keep them twisted together. The red is the one that will take power from your light switch and send it to your light fixture.

At the fixture, connect the white to white and red to black, the same as before. At the light switch, connect the black to one side of the switch and the red to the other. When you turn on the switch, it will permit power from the black to travel down the red to the fixture, and from the fixture, the circuit will be completed through the white.

Good luck!

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