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I have existing two switches. The vp106 works fine but the

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I have existing two switches. The vp106 works fine but the sevondd switch eill turn it off with the no power to the 106. I am dumb so treat me like an infand
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

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

Is this a new installation or existing one that has developed an issue?

If new installation, can you provide the wire and color count for each of the switch boxes?

Let me know and we can continue,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is an old installation to existing boxes. The existing switches each turn to light on or off inididually or turn one on and the other for off. I have installed the new switch VP106 and I love it. Problem is the new switch if finr bit the othe will turn the light off but the power to the 106 as well. I the have to keep the switch on for the 106 to work.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks

Please look and provide the wire colors on each switch and their connections.

Each switch has BK, WH, RED, YL/RD connections, so need what wire colors from the house connect to each.

Maybe a crossed wire

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok the old switch has tho dets of wires comining together. The wte are all bunder and a red or grenn (I am color blind). The one blacl andgrenn/ red are at each at a different sides and the rest of the black are
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are all togetger with a black jummper to the flood lights
I am looking at the other one now
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.


Unfortunately I am unable to understand the information.

I have to get which color wire from the house is connected to the different connections on each switch.

That means for each switch:

BK connection has _______________ color wire

WH connection has _______________ color wire

RED connection has _______________ color wire

YL/RD connection has _______________ color wire

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the vp106 ther is all the white twisted together and a red two blacks and a ground. I forgot but all the ground are twisted together on the original swithch. This swicht has one black and red together on a pole, the red on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The othe black on a pole and the ground on a pole. This house was built in 1970
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

I will have to opt out of the question and put it back to the board for all experts.

I am unable to understand the wiring in place now on your switches.

Maybe another expert can assist shortly.

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