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Have 4 switches controlling 3 different lights. Want to know

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Have 4 switches controlling 3 different lights. Want to know if there is a way to re-route wiring at the switches or lights to change which switch turns on which light, without having to tear into walls
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
More specifics: Right now I have Switch 1 controlling light A, Switch 2 controlling light B and C, Switch 3 controlling light A, and Switch 4 controlling light B and C. Switch 3 and 4 share the same box. Here is what I would like to change it to: Switch 1 controls light A, Switch 2 controls light B, Switch 3 controls light C, and Switch 4 controls light B. Thanks!
Expert:  ProGrade replied 10 months ago.
I will need some more info: 1) A sketch showing the current layout 2) A picture of each box with the switches removed from the box but still connected to the wiring. Do not disconnect any wiring at this time. Thank you
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have added requested photos and schematics. Currentwireconfig.jpg shows current state. Desiredwireconfig.jpg is how I would like it to work. Switch 1 has two pictures. Switch 1 is a Defiant Daylight Adjusting Digital Timer that I installed (replacing a standard Leviton toggle switch). Switch 2, 3 and 4 are standard Leviton toggle switches. Let me know if you have any further questions or need more pictures. Thanks in advance!
Expert:  ProGrade replied 10 months ago.
Thank you, will study then reply. Will let you know if I need more.
Expert:  ProGrade replied 10 months ago.
This part (below) of of current config verbiage does not match verbiage on current config sketch:
More specifics: Right now I have Switch 1 controlling light A, Switch 2 controlling light B and C, Switch 3 controlling light A, and Switch 4 controlling light B and C. Switch 3 and 4 share the same box"
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I realized after I sent the schematic for current state that it was not drawn correctly. See corrected schematic attached.
Expert:  ProGrade replied 10 months ago.
It is late here, I will opt out so someone can continue to help with your question. Thanks
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have not received any communication since my question has been handed off to a new electrician.

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