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I am trying to install a light fixtures with 5 wires coming out of it-a black and white wire coming out of one port and a white, black and blue one coming out of another.  The new light fixture has the usual black, white and copper ground. The light switch is a lit panel (not sure if this matters).  I have tried blk, blk combo with white and blue combo.  That didn't work.  I'm a bit of a novice.  Thank you.

It sounds like the black/blue/white combo is in case you want to install a ceiling fan.

Try this:

Take the black from the black/white and connect it to  the switch.
Take the black from the black/blue/white and connect it to the other side of the switch.

Take both whites and wire nut them together.

Put a wire nut on the blue.

All grounds get wire nutted together with a pig tail to the switch ground screw.

If that does not work you should take the black of the black/blue/white off the switch (and put a wire nut on it) and put the blue on the switch.

Of course, all the work is done without the power on.
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