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Did I read your description correctly? There is only a 3 wire & a 2 wire cable at the fixture? Do you have as 2 wire voltage tester?
Grounds don't count. Do you have a 2 wire tester?
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I only get the notification, not a reason.
The pigtail works. Which wire is hot?
From the number and colors of the wires, I'll give you the connection that should be made.
1) connect the black from the ballast and the red together.
2) connect all whites together
3) connect the remaining blacks together.
Test and let me know if the issues is resolved.
Jest return as you have been doing.
Your decision. If you touch the breaker handles and one is tripped, it will feel loose in comparison to the others. Good luck, I could only suggest the way they should have been wired by color. I'll opt out.