Ceiling Fan light combo wiring dilemma


Old 08-26-05, 08:27 AM
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Ceiling Fan light combo wiring dilemma

I'm replacing an existing ceiling fan and light that is operated from separate switches (light and fan can be operated separately). Due to this there are two hot wires one red and one black that the existing fan has as well.

The new fan and light combo has only one hot wire. The fan appears to operate from a remote control only and the light from a switch. How do I wire the new fan?

thanks, spider
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Old 08-26-05, 09:37 AM
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Look at the two switches. One will have the red wire connected to it, and the other will have the black. Decide which switch you want to use.

At the ceiling, hook the wire for the switch you want to use to the new unit. Cap the other wire with a wirenut and push it up into the box.

If you want to remove the extra switch, cap the wires currently connected to it and buy an appropriate plate to cover the other switch plus the blank space. (Nothing wrong with just leaving the extraswitch there.)
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