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Im fitting a new light fitting i have 3 cables from the ceiling the orginal power cable , the switch cable and another cable to feed another light in my light fitting i have live neutral and loop what wires go where i dont know whitch is the constant live

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The grounds go together and perhaps to the fixture.

The white/ neutrals are also all tied together and one goes to the light. Note that one neutral may not actually be that, but is simply one of the pair of wires going down to the switch.

Then you need power connected to one leg going down to the switch (maybe a white one) and the return leg from the switch goes to the light.

Hope this helps. Let me know if not

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