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I found 12-3 running to a light fixture and 12-2 running out

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I found 12-3 running to a light fixture and 12-2 running out from it to a switch. I replaced the fixture (single bulb to florescent) and it lights when the breaker is thrown, but the switch doesn't work. Black was tied to black, ground to ground. Red from 12-3 was tied to white (neutral) with a black pigtail (?) to fixture.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** me try and assist you with your issue. Have you opened up the switch box to see what wires are going to the switch?