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I am struggling to connect a light socket with 5 wires ( 2

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I am struggling to connect a light socket with 5 wires ( 2 live, 2 neutral and earth) to a chrome bar light fitting with only 4 connections( 1 live, 1 neutral , earth plus a spare connection).
Do I need to connect all the wires ?
Many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to Just Answer.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
What is your location? Are you able to post photos here?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry cant upload photo
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for posting the photo. Did you connect any of the wires along the terminal strip where they are currently located? Or, are they connected where you originally found them?