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Old 28.06.2021, 11:08
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Connection for a ventilator crossed my mind (OP, does your bathroom have a window?) but I dropped the idea because ventilators are usually not next to the ceiling lights, are they? (Haven't had one since 2000 and think that was above the door).
Possible though .

Especially if you’re thinking one of those old school ceiling ventilators with big swishing blades that have a lamp in the center .

Then you would probably have two switchable live lines but shared neutral and earth , Making it four wires .

Unless for some reason the electrician decided to put the latter in separately

Might also be for an infra red ceiling lamp , which some people have in their bathrooms .

And if that is switchable to say three different power levels , you would have three live lines for that, plus a fourth for the normal light, plus Common neutral and earth . Making it six .

The clue would be if there is a switch somewhere with three or four different positions
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Connection for a ventilator crossed my mind (OP, does your bathroom have a window?) but I dropped the idea because ventilators are usually not next to the ceiling lights, are they? (Haven't had one since 2000 and think that was above the door).
Neither my bathroom nor shower room has ventilator fans nor windows. It's kinda weird since I'm pretty sure this is a Minergie apartment. The shower room has some passive vent to somewhere which doesn't work very well, and we don't use the bathroom other than for bathing the baby.

The apartment uses the same colour codes for the wires for all the ceiling lights. Red = live, Blue = Neutral, Green = Earth. I just referenced the loggia lights that I took down to identify the wires. But without a multimeter, we won't know if the bathroom lights are coded correctly.

The ceiling hole in the bath room has the following:
Ceiling-Red-clip-Red-Ceiling
Ceiling-Blue-clip-Blue-Ceiling
Ceiling-Green-clip-Green-Ceiling

My first attempt was:
Ceiling-Red-light live
Ceiling-Blue-light neutral
Ceiling-Green-light earth
Ceiling-Red-clip
Ceiling-Blue-clip
Ceiling-Green-clip

Second attempt where everything worked for a minute before the fuse box jumped was:
Ceiling-Red-Light live-Red-Ceiling
Ceiling-Blue-Light neutral-Blue-Ceiling
Ceiling-Green-Light earth-Green-Ceiling

Given that the wiring actually worked for a short time yesterday when I shorted all the same coloured wires until I pulled the spring clamp on the lighting, my guess is that it's for connecting both the mirror lights and any light fixture to the mains, so the ceiling and mirror lights are connected in parallel. If that's the case, then the clips are merely a special wire nut that I haven't seen before. It has 2 wire slots, a spring loaded mechanism like a clamp, with the tiny text 300V engraved on it.

I may be entirely wrong, so I'm not going to try anything else with it now until I have either the tools or expertise. When I finally receive my crimping tool and multimeter, I might just shorten all 6 wires to fit in the enclosure to make sure that the wires weren't being shorted across each other by accident.
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Re: I think I'll hire an electrician

before you complain to the agents: tenants often take ceiling lights with them as the flat is to be returned without alterations - leaving them has to be arranged. Normally this does not include bathroom cabinet lights as the cabinet is a fixed fitting.
A bathroom or toilet without an extraction ventilator or window is a rarity.
An electricians screwdriver with a mains tester in the handle (from Migros?) should do instead of a multimeter.
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