Big guess here, but the red wire takes the power to the fixture. Pull the light and see if it has a red wire. If so, it is incoming power.
Really hard doing and making judgements with pictures. If you can kill the power, just kill it and replace the switch. (you probably already knew that)
Is all that switch controls a light fixture? He may have used the light box as a junction box, but that doesn't explain the white wire coming. I can't figure out what he did. Oh, stay away from the push in switches and plug-ins. Always use ones with screws.
Last edited by Steve Southwood; 08-12-2011 at 05:37 PM.
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