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Im trying to fix a security light and have wired it into the house and am now stuck at a two way switch in my hall!i've bought a triple two way switch so i can isolate the outside security light the other two switches are for my hall and landing lights how do i do it?

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    sparktgo May 11, 2010

    Some electricians loop the "lives" at the switch others do it at the lights. If you do not have a live at the switch and a neutral you cannot take it off the switch. You need to have BOTH LIVE AND NEUTRAL at the switch to do what you are attempting.(if you donot see black neurals in a connector block then you probably wont have a neutral). Most modern houses in uk have all Lives and Neutrals at the light therefore you would have to take a cable from the light to your outside light then one from the outside light to the switch.

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If you only intend to turn the security light of and on just use a single switch fed from the hot (not switched) side of one of the other switches if this is not what you are wanting email me a detailed description of what you are trying to do at electriciandan@yahoo.com and i will help the best i can

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I have a Saturn 2001 4door s series the security light is on and won't start what can I do


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The passlock system is made up of an ignition switch assembly, passlock sensor, body control module (BCM), instrument panel cluster (IPC), and a powertrain control module (PCM).
The ignition switch contains a magnet mounted on the lock cylinder and a passlock sensor assembly which consists of security hall effect sensor, tamper hall effect sensor, and output resistors. A drill proof metal shield is also staked over the sensor housing.
The passlock sensor mounted to the ignition switch assembly is located inside the upper right side of the steering column. The passlock sensor contains two hall effect sensors: a tamper hall effect sensor and a security hall effect sensor. The tamper hall effect sensor is mounted on top of the security hall effect sensor. Should someone attempt to defeat the system by use of magnetic experimentation, the tamper hall effect sensor will activate first.
The BCM has the passlock controller integrated into it which controls the majority of the security systems logic. The BCM reads the data from the passlock sensor continuously. If the data is correct and has been received by the BCM within a specified time, the BCM will send a coded password to the PCM. The PCM will then allow the fuel injectors to operate.
The coded password for the security system is sent from the body control module to the PCM via the class 2 data link. If the password is correct and received within the specified time, the PCM will allow the fuel injectors to operate.
The IPC contains the security telltale. The security telltale has three modes of operation, OFF, FLASHING, and ON.
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Ignition is in the OFF position


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Ignition is in the RUN, START, or ACC position and security system diagnostics have all PASSED

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The BCM is performing a bulb check at vehicle start


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Security system diagnostics have not yet completed at vehicle start


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A security system diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is set in the BCM or PCM

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The tamper hall effect sensor has been triggered


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Incorrect passlock sensor data to BCM for more than 5 seconds during vehicle start


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No passlock sensor data to the BCM for more than 5 seconds during vehicle start


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Incorrect password from the BCM to the PCM after 5 seconds during vehicle start

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2001 saturn lost keys to it. Got it to crank cut right back off secrity lights on bought a brain box for it and got 2keys with it. Still want crank I need to know what to do t could the box be bad ..


No ,the box is probably not bad , but you need to have it programmed . The dealer is the only one that can do that ? The keys don't matter .
The passlock sensor mounted to the ignition switch assembly is located inside the upper right side of the steering column. The passlock sensor contains two hall effect sensors: a tamper hall effect sensor and a security hall effect sensor. The tamper hall effect sensor is mounted on top of the security hall effect sensor. Should someone attempt to defeat the system by use of magnetic experimentation, the tamper hall effect sensor will activate first.
The passlock system is a vehicle theft deterrent system which deters drive-away vehicle theft by disabling engine operation if the ignition lock cylinder is not rotated with the proper mechanically cut key.
The passlock system is made up of an ignition switch assembly, passlock sensor, body control module (BCM), instrument panel cluster (IPC), and a powertrain control module (PCM).
The ignition switch contains a magnet mounted on the lock cylinder and a passlock sensor assembly which consists of security hall effect sensor, tamper hall effect sensor, and output resistors. A drill proof metal shield is also staked over the sensor housing.
The passlock sensor mounted to the ignition switch assembly is located inside the upper right side of the steering column. The passlock sensor contains two hall effect sensors: a tamper hall effect sensor and a security hall effect sensor. The tamper hall effect sensor is mounted on top of the security hall effect sensor. Should someone attempt to defeat the system by use of magnetic experimentation, the tamper hall effect sensor will activate first.
The BCM has the passlock controller integrated into it which controls the majority of the security systems logic. The BCM reads the data from the passlock sensor continuously. If the data is correct and has been received by the BCM within a specified time, the BCM will send a coded password to the PCM. The PCM will then allow the fuel injectors to operate.
The coded password for the security system is sent from the body control module to the PCM via the class 2 data link. If the password is correct and received within the specified time, the PCM will allow the fuel injectors to operate.
Sorry but you can't just replace parts , you need to know how the system works . You need to take this to a ASE certified repair facility that knows how it works .

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If the flash is inside the switch, then that can be normal. But it also might be time to replace switch if switch is old.
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