Confused with wiring please help

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Old 07-22-19, 08:17 AM
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Confused with wiring please help

Hi guys. My mother in laws ceiling fan was broken so she wanted me to place a light fixture there instead. When I got there, all that was left was a box in the ceiling with 4 sets of wires hanging down for a total of 4-black and 4 white with all the grounds tied together with a single leg hanging. The old ceiling fan was switched on by a 1 of 4 wall mounted switches. The room also has 3 plug in recipticals. How would I go about installing the light? Im guessing I need to isolate the switch that controls the old fan but im not sure how. Any help is appreciated
 
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Old 07-22-19, 10:40 AM
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Are any of the wires connected to each other? Do you have any test equipment like a meter?
 
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Old 07-22-19, 01:59 PM
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None of the wires are connected. I have identified the hot *black* wire from breaker box. I have both a multimeter and a non contact voltage tester.
 
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One of the other cable goes to the switch. If you set your meter on resistance you should be able to see a short between black and white as you turn the switch on and off. Once you identify that cable I can tell you how to connect everything.
It won't be the cable with power on it.
 
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Once I find which 2 run to the switch what would the next step be.
 
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Old 07-22-19, 04:03 PM
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All the blacks except the switch black together.
All the whites except the switch white together.

Switch white to the black bundle.
Fixture white to the white bundle.
Switch black to the fixture black.
 
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Old 07-23-19, 04:52 AM
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Hi, which conductors controlled the old fan? They should be used for the new light fixture.
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