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I have a trimatron dimmer which has a black, red, green and another red wire labeled 3 way. My box has two black , white, red and groud wire. this room has two seperate light switches that control the light. Which wires go to which wires?

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When you take the existing switch out of the wall, the existing switch will have one black screw and two gold screws. The wire that is connected to the black screw of the existing switch (probably on of the black wires from the box) connects to the black wire on the new dimmer. The other two wires (one black and one red from the box) that are connected to the two gold screws on the existing switch will connect to the two red wires on the new dimmer. Basically, wire from black screw goes to new black wire and wires from gold screws go to new red wires.

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