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    Asked Mar 28, 2012, 11:09 AM 2 Answers
    I am trying to re-activate a phone jack in a 2nd bedroom with my current phone number. I'm not looking for a 2nd phone number - just a second line.

    I've tried following instructions on line but I can't seem to make it work.

    The wire colors are as follows:
    Then there are WHITE and ORANGE wires that are 'joined' together by the copper underneath the coating. Then there is a BLUE wire that is not connected and someone has put some sort of 'tap' at the end of these wires that I cannot remove.

    What wires do I connect to be able to use this jack with my current number? It did work with my current number before my step-father moved in but we changed it to his number when he lived with me.

    Much appreciate any help that can be given.

    Last edited by Curlyben; Mar 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM.
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    Mar 28, 2012, 12:50 PM
    Make sure and use the same wires (colors) that are used with the other working line in your house - and you should be good to go... unless there is a break in the lines somewhere.
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    Mar 29, 2012, 05:16 AM
    Red and green is usually line 1 or white/blue,blue white pair.
    Line 2 is usually yellow/black, or orange pair.
    On the jack, connect the working pair to the red and green, this is what a single line phone connects too.
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