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If I am correct I think you are wanting to know how to connect a 3 way switch where you can turn off an light at 2 locations. At one switch you run a 12/2 wire from the switch to the light. There is no power at this switch. At the other switch you have your a power input wire. Run a 12/3 wire from one switch to the other. Connect all the whites together and shove them back in the box at the switch with the wire going to the light. At the switch with the 12/2 wire going to the light, connect the black 12/2 wire coming from the light to the black screw on the 3way switch. Now connect the red wire and black wire from the wire you ran between the switches to the other 2 screws on the switch. It does not matter which you connect to which screws. Connect the ground wire and put that switch in the wall with the cover on it. Now move the the other 3way switch with the power wire. Again connect all the whites together and shove them back in the box. Connect the black wire from the power source to the black screw on the switch. Now connect the other 2 wires left, black & red to the other 2 screws that are left. Again it matters not which wire you connect to which 2 screws that are left. Connect your ground wire and put the switch in the wall a cover on. At the light connect the black to black and white to white. Connect the ground wire to the green or ground wire on the light. You are done.

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