Garage light has constant power. I cannot turn it off. It has 3 white wires, 3 black wires and one red wire. How can I fix this problem.?

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  • 2 months ago

    Figure out which wire is the switched hot and connect that one and a neutral.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Turn it off at the circuit breaker box.  Call a qualified electrician.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Maybe there is a switch somewhere that you don't know about?  Maybe it's in the house?

    If not, then install a switch in the proper wire.

    Usually it's a black wire.

    Sometimes it's a red wire.

    It's never a white wire (in USA 🇺🇸).

    If you remove the fixture from the box, there will be a white wire and a black wire from the supply wires to the fixture.

    The supply wires could be connecting to wires from the fixture with wire nuts, or the supply wires could be connected to the fixture with screws.

    If wire nuts, then remove the wire nut from the black wire going to the fixture.

    Connect the switch between those 2 black wires.

    If a screw, then disconnect the black wire from the screw.  Connect the switch between the removed black wire and the screw.

    Good luck.

    Seek qualified help if you're confused.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    disconnect the red wire

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  • Pete L
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Take the bulb out!

    • falconry2
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Or just shoot it ...

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  • 2 months ago

    Seems that someone has messed up the wiring a little.  2 of those wires should run to a switch.  Probably right beside the garage door.  You will have to take one of the wires off the light fixture, connect it to one of the wires going to the switch, and then connect the other wire from the switch to the terminal/wire/screw that you disconnected the 1st wire from.   Without seeing anything , that is the best that I can tell you.

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  • arther
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    you need to identify the switch-wire its most likely the red as its the only red you mention with out knowing where you are we cant really know your wiring rules

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  • Scott
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Unscrew the bulb? Wire in a switch?

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  • Dimo
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Generally, white is return, black is hot, red is unknown.  Wires not connected will not give you light.  Wires are not sitting there on the ground.  If you don't know what you are doing, get a handyman or electrician to show you.

    If you want help on line, you will need to post diagrams and photos of what you are actually talking about.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    For a start, go to the Maintenance & Repairs forum in the Home & Garden category. This is Cars & Transportation.

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    FAIL

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