Depending on how it is wrongly wired, it might appear to work or appear not to work. There is a severe risk of electrocution whenever switches are incorrectly wired. Get an expert to check it and rewire it properly. If this switch is not right, perhaps all the other circuits should be checked too!
I remember my ex-husband "trying" to wire a new light switch in the bathroom. Thinking he knew what he was doing, he tried wiring it like you would a wall receptical.
He routed the hot wire to one end of the switch, and the neutral to the other end. (shows how much he knew)
When he turned the breaker on, and flipped the wall switch, WOW, you should of seen what it did.
The wires literally jumped about 7 inches high near the junction box, there was a loud "thud" and the breaker naturally tripped.
I tried to tell him that you actually split the hot wire that is coming from the breaker box to the light itself and put each an end on each side of the wall switch, and the neutral runs from the breaker to the light and doesn't go near the switch at all.
I told him that it's not the same as a wall receptical, but dummy wouldn't listen.
You likely wired it wrong. Not sure what you mean by "fizzle out".
Are you sure the light bulb is good? Perhaps it's not wired correctly even though you think it is, or maybe it's a bad light socket/connection, or a bad switch.
maybe it's wired on the wrong side of the switch
A light switch breaks one half of the circuit to the light. "CODE" says to break the black wire. I usually break the white since this is the ground and should have less chance of a shock from a bad switch. Since it is only half the circuit if you are replacing a switch it does not matter which wire goes to which terminal on the switch. This applies to a single pole switch. A double or triple switch is something else. If a light that turn on from only one place is a single. If it turns on from 2 places, two doorways into a room or top and bottom of stairs it is a two way switch and it does matter how it is wired. Nothing will blow up, it simply will not work from both if wired wrong.
1. THE SWITCH IS BAD 2.THE SWITCH WAS RECENTLY REPLACED AND WIRED INCORRECTLY (POSSIBLE IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE CABLES IN BOX 3.THE CABLE IS SHORTED (UNLIKELY, BUT I'VE SEEN IT) 4.YOU'RE TURNING OFF THE WRONG SWITCH-HA
something is wired up wrong or you overloaded the amp
yes but i might be wrong
First what is wrong with you headlight switch on your 93 topaz.
The radio was wired wrong. Sounds like the hot wire for the radio was connected to the hot wire for the headlight switch.
You probably need to replace the light switch
you prob touched a bare earth. there is usually separate fuse for dash lights check them all should be a 10 amp fuse I had the same problem what was wrong with me is when it was wired up the person had a wire wired up wrong and everytime i would turn my light on it blew a fuse, check and make sure the wires are wired up right.
Normally this is an indication of a defective brake light switch.
Check the brake light switch. It is defective or out of adjustment.
the iso plug (black connectors) are wired up wrong, it has given the light circuit a constant live
ignition switch wired wrong . wire from coil hooked to hot post instead of switched post
When I press my highlight the low light comes on but does not stay on and I have to hold the switch to keep it on.
It may be wired wrong.
Take it to a mechanic and see if they know what is wrong.
wired wrong as in constant flow most likely the red .. aka wire connected to the main power supply ... check your wire guide or install directions
try replacing brake light switch sounds like you have a short in it
If the unit cools when it is hot-wired, look for a bad a/c relay.
there is a switch located under the dash located on the top of your break peddle check it for power on both sides i would just change the switch
brake light switch bad check for continuity at the fuse then the switch, but yeah bad switch. Kongkit Raggan-Supatanampon
wired up wrong
The fan is wired to the house wrong. Typically the red switch wire in the ceiling box will be nutted off and not used when a remote is installed. Sounds like, in this case, the fan light wire (blue) was connected to the red switch wire in the ceiling box instead of being correctly connected to the remote unit at the fan.