3-way dead switch

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by doonboggle, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. doonboggle

    doonboggle New Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    After some time now I have, with assistance from others, determined that a 'supposedly' 3-way switch installed in our house was mis-wired from the beginning. The switch that 'should' be the 2nd one is in a box of outdoor lites, with the 4-wire from the box goes to the outside lite ...... rather than to the other proper 3-way switch box, located inside.

    So this leaves me with a question.... is there anyway this can be corrected? The house is built, and the existing cables are of course behind drywall, etc.. The 2 proper switches are on separate walls also.

    Does any one have any ideas????

  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet In the Trades

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seattle. WA
    Post a diagram or something, your meaning is not coming through ...

    Anything can be corrected. Well, almost anything, but certainly any wiring.
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