A Light Switch In Murrieta!
If the light switch is not in close proximity to the socket where you will be working, place a sign over it or tell family members to not touch it.
The moving parts of a standard light switch are enclosed inside the plastic casing, so when the switch goes bad, your only option is to replace it.
Whatever your reason for researching how to replace a light switch, you may be to call in an electrician. After all, as with any home repair that involves electricity, it’s always wise to err on the side of caution. Yet, so long as you observe basic safety measures, you can probably replace a light switch on your own, saving the hassle and expense of hiring a professional. Chances are that your toolbox already contains the necessary tools, so aside from a new switch and the following instructions, you need only a spare hour to complete this small project.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
– Replacement light switch
– Wire stripper
– Needle-nose pliers
– Non-contact voltage detector, multimeter, or other voltage-testing tool (optional)
Before beginning in earnest to replace a light switch, go first to the electrical panel and cut power to the room where you’re going to be working. If the breakers in the box are unlabeled, use trial and error to determine which one governs the circuit that includes the switch you’re replacing. To do this, first flip the switch on. If it controls a ceiling fixture, make sure the light goes on; if it controls an outlet, plug a lamp into the outlet and make sure it goes on. Then, one by one, toggle each breaker and check the ceiling fixture or test lamp to see if it goes off. See full article here.