Eek- help please! Ceiling fan wiring to dimmer switch


Old 05-24-10, 11:15 AM
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Question Eek- help please! Ceiling fan wiring to dimmer switch

I installed a hunter ceiling fan and light fixture.

I want to install a dimmer switch for the light and then also install a seperate low/medium/high switch for the fan.

I do not know which wire from the fan is for the lights.

Also there are 8 current wires in the outlet. 2 ground, 2 red wires, 2 black and 2 white.
The red wires are on the left side and the black are on the right.

How do I know:
1. which wire is for the lighting to hook up to the dimmer?
2. which wires to install to which switch?
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Old 05-24-10, 11:18 AM
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How was the previous device hooked up? Was it controlled by switches in two diferent locations?
Old 05-24-10, 01:03 PM
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What are you referring to as the outlet? Are there more than one switch where the fan is switched? Are there more than two (if fan and light were switched individually)?

Did you remove a old fan/switch or is this a new installation?
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