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I tried to do one lever at a time but that didn't work. Then I tried many different patterns and nothing is working. It is one of the Trouble in Skyrim quests.

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Can you double-check that place name? I can't find any reference to anywhere called Hormugstahl, and I don't recognize anything else that it might be a misspelling of. doesn't list anything even remotely like that name in the list of possibilities for Trouble in Skyrim either. – Kromey Jan 12 '12 at 0:56
Harmugstahl not Hormugstahl. I know nitpick. – ヴァイシャリ Jan 12 '12 at 1:52
This reminds me of the quest to get into the Blades' hideout. At one point, I couldn't figure out a three switch puzzle (I don't think they give you enough substantive clues) and ended up just brute-forcing the solution. – Iszi Jan 12 '12 at 4:33
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When you arrive in the room, all the levers should be up. If they are not, it won't work, so you need to either load your autosave game from when you entered the area, or try to exit the area and enter again, until you have them all in the correct position.

If the levers are all up (so opposite you, pointing to the corridor), if you number the levers 1, 2, 3, 4 starting from the left when facing the corridor (so 1 being the left one, and 4 being the right one), you should pull 1, then 2, then 4. Wait around one second between each pulling.

You have the procedure shown here and here.

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Not sure why my other comment got nuked, but thanks for the edit. It's much better, now. – Iszi Jan 12 '12 at 6:36

You only need to pull leaver 1 and 4. Leaver 1 will bring down two bars on the left and leaver 4 will bring down two bars on the right the the others will retract once the 4 bars are down.

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First, pull levers 1, 2 and 4. Then, push levers 4 and 2 up. Lastly, pull lever 1 down, and the door should open.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – Trent Hawkins Aug 30 '15 at 23:15
@TrentHawkins, how does this not answer the question? The question it how to get past 4 levers, and OP is answering with the combination that worked, for them. If it is wrong, down vote it. Don't flag as "not an answer". – Timelord64 Aug 30 '15 at 23:17

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