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Dimmer Installation How should dimmers be connected electrically?

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Dimmers should always be connected to line voltage (usually 120 volts). That is, when a dimmer is used to control a low voltage transformer it is always connected between the source of the power and the primary side (the line voltage side; the 120V side) of the transformer; it is never connected to the secondary side (the low voltage side; the 12V or 24V) of the transformer.

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How do I remove the instrument cluster dimmer switch in my 2000 Lincoln town car


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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable
  2. Pull out the radio using Radio Removing Tool.
  3. Remove the radio.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Disconnect the antenna cable.
    1. Remove the radio.
    2. Remove the instrument panel finish panel bolts.
    3. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel bolts.
    4. Pull out and position aside the instrument cluster finish panel.
    5. Disconnect the electric clock electrical connector.
    6. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
      1. Disconnect the headlight switch electrical connector.
      1. Disconnect the dimmer switch electrical connector.
      1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
      2. Remove the dimmer switch.
        1. Remove the screws.
        1. Remove the dimmer switch.
    7. Installation
      1. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.
        To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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I just installed a Leviton IP106 Illumatech dimmer switch. It was replacing my existing rotary dimmer switch. The switch is a 3-way wiring job, with another 3-way toggle switch (no dimmer) on the other...


The Leviton IP106 Illumatech dimmer switch must be installed at the switch location where the hot feed exists. From your description your hot feed is at the regular 3-way switch location. Swap locations.

Dec 22, 2010 | Leviton Decora Light Dimmer Switch

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My Lutron dimmer/lights suddenly will not turn on. all electricity works throughout the house. The green light that usually is lit on the panel is not on either. any suggestions?


Indicator light is OFF.
Either dimmer stopped working or power to dimmer is off.
Check if electricity is present inside box.
Check nearby electrical plug to see if everything nearby has power.
Swap dimmer with regular switch and see if lights turn ON.
Check dimmer wires: if wires to dimmer are pushed into 'quick connect' holes on back of dimmer, these wires can get loose.
If dimmer is connected by wire nut, sometimes a wire can pull loose.
If no electricity is inside the box, and breaker is ON, then there is a loose wire inside one of the boxes on that circuit and electrician has to track back until loose wire is discovered.

Replacement parts for in-wall devices are not made.
If new dimmer is necessary, consider lighting factors:
Total wattage of lights. New dimmer has watt rating.
Type of lights. Dimmers specify florescent or tungsten (incandescent) or both.
Single-pole and 3-way. If two dimmers control same lights, one is control dimmer, other is companion dimmer.

Nov 15, 2010 | Lutron #MA-LFQHW-WH 300W White SP Light...

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I am installing a 3-way dimmer switch. The installation instructions only describe placing the switch at the location that has always has 120 volts. Is it possible to install the 3-way dimmer switch at...


Yes. The dimmer can be installed at either location - I think the instructions only describe the one location just to attempt to keep it simple.

To connect it at the other location, use the instructions you have, except where it says to connect to the house-wire that has 120-volts on it (connected to the breaker), instead, connect it to the house-wire running to the light fixture.

Oct 22, 2010 | Lutron D-603PH-DK Push On-Off Dimmer with...

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Need to hook this up to a lutron eco-t528-277-2 ballast which only has a hot,dimmed hot and neutral


If I understand correctly, you have Leviton florescent dimmer

And you want to connect dimmer to Lutron ECO-series ballast

This is the ballast with 3 wires: Hot dimmed, Neutral and Hot
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Is this your dimmer???? Has Black, White, Red, Yellow-red, & Orange

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Here's how to do it:
Dimmer yellow-red is not used except for 3-way switch >> cap it off with wire nut
Dimmer orange wire connects to ballast Dimmed Hot
Dimmer red wire connects to ballast Hot
Dimmer white wire connects to ballast Neutral

Those are your wires going to ballast. As you can see, you need 3 wires going to florescent fixture

Next, let's focus on Dimmer:
Dimmer green wire goes to bare ground wire
Dimmer black wire connects to Hot from breaker box (we'll test for that next)
Finally the Dimmer white wire connects to ballast Neutral as discussed above BUT is also has to connect to Neutral from breaker box

This means the Dimmer white wire is connected to 2 wires >> one wire goes to florescent fixture and the other wire comes from breaker box


So which wires come from breaker box??
It should be a black and white wire.
Let's test to find Hot and Neutral that come from breaker box.

Mark your wires.
Disconnect all the wires and separate from each other
Turn on power
Use ordinary tester
Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands stay away from electricity
Power is on
Test each wire to bare copper wire
When tester lights up, that is Hot from breaker box ... this wire connects to Dimmer black wire
Now, test the hot wire to each of the other wires
When tester lights up, that is Neutral wire ... this wire connects to Dimmer white wire, and also connects to Ballast neutral.

Connect one wire at a time, and it will work.

Oct 04, 2010 | Leviton Decora Light Dimmer Switch

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So, with that being said, if we assume the white wire in the box is actually acting as a second black wire, when I went to hook up the first dimmer switch, I connected the black wire in the box to one of...


The most likely candidate is the white wire. In a standard residential installation, the white wire is often the neutral connection - and wiring the dimmer hot to neutral will cause exactly what you described.

However, often times the white wire is instead a traveller wire being run to the switch from the fixture (which, it sounds like that's what you were assuming) - in which case, the other likely candidate would be having a loose power connection coming in contact with ground. Sometimes this can be a loose screw or, as you describe, a loose wire.

Your best choice would be to install a standard 50-cent light switch first. If you connect it together and it works - then you know a connection came loose and made a bad contact - so then you can try using another dimmer. If you connect it and the breaker trips - then you know you're using the wrong wires/connections.

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How do I replace dimmer switch on 2001 Tahoe?


Removal & Installation (If dimmer is on headlamp switch area) To Remove:
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The instrument cluster bezel
      1. Unsnap the switch from the housing
    • The electrical connectors Headlight switch removal chevy_sub15_02-04_headlight_switch_rem.gif

    • The switch
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • The electrical connectors
    • The headlamp switch by snapping the headlamps switch into place
    • The bezel to the instrument panel
  2. Operate the headlights to check performance
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Jul 16, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Replace 3 way dimmer but different color wires how to connect?


you will want to make the following connections
existing-black wall to black dimmer now connects to red dimmer
existing black wall to red dimmer now connects to black dimmer
existing red wall to black dimmer now connects to red dimmer
Green wire connects to bare copper wires in wall

Apr 26, 2010 | Leviton Toggle Touch Dimmer - TGI06-1LB -...

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Two slots on back of dimmer. one has single black the other has black AND ground (green) wire. Is this correct???


Yes, this is a single pole dimmer switch. Connect the green wire to the ground wire in your electrical switch box and connect one black wire to the power (common wire) in the switch box and the other to the wire going to the incandesant light fixture. (Standard dimmers cannot be used with CFL type bulbs).

You should be working fine! Remember to turn off the power to the wiring your connecting this dimmer to to prevent both getting a shock and from damaging the dimmer during installation.

Hope you found this very helpful and best regards!

Aug 07, 2009 | Leviton Decora Light Dimmer Switch

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Trying to hook up a dimmer switch it has a red black yellow and green wire the box has a black white and ground which wires get connected together?


For a single-pole installation:

1. Connect the 2 white wires together (one from the source and the other to/from the light fixture) - 2 wires
2. Connect the black wire from the source to the black wire on the dimmer switch - 2 wires
3. Connect the black wire to/from the light fixture to the red wire on the dimmer switch - 2 wires
4. Connect the ground wires - 3 wires

Mar 23, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

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