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In my new place, I have two adjacent light switches, one for

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In my new place, I have two adjacent light switches, one for the inside light and the other for the outside light. My problem: for the outside like to turn on, both switches have to be on. The outside light won't turn on unless the inside light is on.

How can I make it so the switch for the outside light is independent of the switch for the inside light?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 4 years ago.

AssuredElectrical :

Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.

AssuredElectrical :

Are you comfortable pulling the switches from the wall box, keeping the wires connected, in order to tell me how the wires are connected?

AssuredElectrical :

I have attached a diagram of the 2 most probable situations in your case. If you find something different, please post and we can review and make changes to get it working properly. Just reply, Thanks.

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