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Connect Ground Wire to Dimmer
Dimmer Ground Wire

Install dimmer ground wire to ground wire in switch box

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Connect Ground Wire
Assuming you have a ground wire in your switch box it's time to connect it.
  • If there is pre-cut insulation on the dimmer lead for the ground wire, remove it so you expose about 5/8" of wire.
  • Place the dimmer ground wire next to the switch box ground wire and fasten with wire nut by turning clockwise.
  • Turn the pair of wires until there is a slight twist in them both, then the connection is tight enough.
  • Securing the connector with a couple of turns of electrical tape is a good idea but not required.

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