Replacing a rotary on-off switch
Assuming that both switches are wired correctly, since you replaced the switch and that was not the problem, then you have something not right with the wiring in farther from the switch. You will have to take the mirror apart and look at the wiring inside. The power enters through the black wire and returns through the white wire. The switch breaks the incoming power (black line) so, if the power is continous, then there must be a short somewhere in the circuit so that the power continues.
Check the wires and insulation inside the mirror for any nicks, loose wires, etc. Check the wiring from bulb to bulb also.
If this is an inwall mirror, ALWAYS turn your power off at the breaker before you do any wiring. If not, unplug first. If it's a freestanding mirror and not too expensive, I'd replace the mirror.
Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Thanks,
5/11/2011 11:33:54 PM •
on May 11, 2011