Simple switch problem
OK, I am stumped.
There are two ceiling lights in our forward cabin that both operate off of the same wall switch. There are also switches on the lights themselves.
The wall switch will not turn the lights off. In other words, there is power flowing to both lights even when the switch is in the off position.
So I pulled the switch from the wall, and found 3 wires going to two terminals, which makes perfect sense. i figured the switch had somehow shorted out. I got continuity between the terminals when the switch was in either position while all three wires were still attached. Bad switch, right?
So i pulled the wires and tested continuity again. Now the switch works perfectly.
I cleaned up the connections on the wires, figuring maybe they were somehow touching and put them back on the switch. Same as before...continuity in either position.
Changed the switch. Same result.
Here is a pic of the back of the switch.