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When a 2 wire cable is used for switch leg the white is the hot and should have black tape to identify it being used as a hot. The black would then be the switched hot to the fixture. A non used red indicates that you have a midwife. Go to the fixture the 3 wire originates from to make the corrections Tell me what the count and colors are and I'll give you instructions.