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How to wire a dimmer on a 3-way switch?

Need help wiring a dimmer on a 3-way switch circuit. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Dec 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Car's power window won't roll up - bad switch or larger problem?

One of the power windows in my car has stopped rolling up. The windows are controlled by a dual switch in the center console. The driver's side works, and the passenger "down" works, but the passenger "up" switch does not. I tried replacing it with a new switch I ordered online, and was able to get the window 90% up, but then that new switch abruptly stopped working. Is this likely to be a case of a bad part, or is there something wrong with my electrical system? More details below. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Sourcing giant 40's electrical throw switch..

Where can I get a giant electrical throw switch? I've been tasked with finding & buying a gigantic ( ideally 1-2 foot long ) lever. It will go up on the wall of our web development office and it will be labeled "Interwebs: on/off". Where can I find some kind of switch that is worthy of turning the internet on or off? That's the immediate problem, but let me give you the background - I'd love other ideas too: [more inside]
posted by doub1ejack on Aug 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Wire a GFI switch receptacle combo

WiringFilter: How do I safely wire up this switch/receptacle GFI combo? [more inside]
posted by denriguez on Jul 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Bum switch? Or worse?

Did I get a bad box of light switches, or is something else amiss? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Jan 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Miswired receptacle.

This switch/receptacle has been miswired for years. For starters, neither device had the grounding wires attached. I want to put things the way they should be. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Mar 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Light switch making popping noise.

Calling all MeFi electricians: why does my light switch make a popping noise, and will it kill me? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Why can't I have Fan - Low?

In-window air conditioner switch issue...I can't figure out how to google this, so I'm hoping someone here can understand my question! [more inside]
posted by Richat on Jun 4, 2007 - 5 answers

White and black wires, no green and blue?

I want to install a timer wall switch to my bathroom fan, and have a wiring question. [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on Jul 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Need help identifying a switch.

Help me identify this switch [1 page pdf]. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Oct 20, 2005 - 5 answers

How to isolate two lights controlled by three switches?

I have two light fixtures in the entryway of my house, near the dining room. There are three light switches in the immediate vicinity that will turn both fixtures on or off. I would like to split the switches somehow so that I can turn on a fixture by itself. The problem is two-fold: impress my wife with household prowess and not to shock myself. [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Oct 20, 2005 - 6 answers

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