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I have a wiring problem. Two switches side by side, left

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I have a wiring problem. Two switches side by side, left switch controls outside light and right switch controls inside lights. I also have 3 other wires that control the outlets. I messed up when I replaced the switches and I can't get outlets to stay hot. They go off when I turn the lights off. Can you help me?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.

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

Need some details around the box and wires.

1. Do you have a 2 lead voltage tester?

2. List EVERY wire entering the box and their colors. If it is wired with cables, there will be a black and white in each cable?

Call them by numbers so we can be on the same page, so to speak.

If all enter the top, then list left to right 1,2,3,4 as an example.

Let me know and we can continue,