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Have a pull switch with three terminals marked 1 gang 2 gang and com need to wire a light, which colour wire goes where

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It sounds like you have a pull chain switch that turns on one and/or multiple lightsor light and fan. The common wire would be a colored wire (probably black or red) and the one and two gang terminals would be your switch connectors. Neither terminal should be connected to a white or green wire..
I hope this helps out.

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