I have a mobile home and in the master bedroom I wanted to install a
My problem is that there are 4 wires coming into the recessed ceiling
recepticle (each with 4 black, white, and ground with the grounds being
all twisted together).
When I tested them to see if I could find the correct circuit working
with the light switch, only 1 of the black wires, when connected to any
of the 4 white wires, made the tester light go on.
If I turned off the wall switch, the same thing happened with this one
black wire and any of the 4 white wires.
So there are 4 house wires (with a ground, white and black wire each,
all wrapped in the white sheathing) that are coming out into the
recessed ceiling receptical.
I removed the light fixture in another bedroom and saw the same type of
group of wires all twisted together up in there but I didn't want to
take them all apart but it did tell me that somehow, all of those wires
are supposed to connect. What was puzzling to me as well was it looked
like the black wires were grouped/connected together with one of the
I thought there would be just two wires to connect but found these 4
wires (each with positive negative and ground) and don't know how to
connect them properly.
Can anyone tell me why it is like this or how to connect them together
so that my switch will work and I can install my fan/light?