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Old 02-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Exterior Door Light

I have a exterior light next to my entry door. I disconnected this during my remodel and don't recall how it was connected to a power source. This light only has one wire for power and is grounded to the body. I think this single power wire went to the outlet the refrigerator plugs into, but I'm not sure. As you can tell, I'm not much of an electrician. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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I have a exterior light next to my entry door. I disconnected this during my remodel and don't recall how it was connected to a power source. This light only has one wire for power and is grounded to the body. I think this single power wire went to the outlet the refrigerator plugs into, but I'm not sure. As you can tell, I'm not much of an electrician. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Gary
I can practically guarantee you that the single power wire did not go to the outlet for the refrigerator. The outlet is 120volt AC, and the light is 12volt DC. Way Different! Dangerously so.

I suggest that you bring in someone with a better understanding of electricity.
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My 65 Safari's outside light is connected to light switch inside the trailer just above the window next to the door. You can see the switch above the window valance in the pic.
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Before you remodeled, you had a single wire that ran to the light switch. From the other side of the light switch you had a single wire that ran to your 12 volt fuse panel.
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Vaughn,

Would this possibly connect to the light that mounts under the overhead cabinet that provides light for the sink and cooktop? I'm sure this is 12volt DC. I have re-wired this light and it's working fine. This light has two wires.

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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Ken,

My outside light has the switch under the lens (outside). This was installed by the previous owner, so the one wire provides power.

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Vaughn,

Would this possibly connect to the light that mounts under the overhead cabinet that provides light for the sink and cooktop? I'm sure this is 12volt DC. I have re-wired this light and it's working fine. This light has two wires.

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Much better!

Hook to the hot side and you should be good.
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Thanks to all for your help.

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