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Installation Question I have a two-way light switch on each end of my closet that will only work when both of the switches are in the off position. I am not able to turn the light on from each switch. Why? and What should I do?

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Make sure you are using three way switch's and not plain on/off switch's there is a difference. if you are using 2 plain on/off switch's the lights will only come on when they are both off. Find the power side with a meter. Put the meter on V A/C and hold the leads. One on the white wires that are connected together seperate from the switch. Id the hot wire. Now, go to the other side and id the hot wire on the other switch. Disconnect everthing on both switches. Find the hot wire again and on the side that the hot wire is on, put that hot wire on the bottom black looking phillips screw. Put the other two on the top of the switch. Go to the other switch and put the hot wire (black) on the top. Take the bulb out of the socket and put you meter on the beep continuity. Place one in the socket and find the other by oplacing the probe on the other two wires one at a time. The one that beeps goes on the black phillips screw and the one that doesnt goes on the other screw on the top.

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