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Old 01-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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I bought a fan/light remote for my ceiling fan. I have 2 switches on the wall, one for the light and one for the fan. The wiring diagram only shows how to wire for a single wall switch, black to black & white to white. I have white, black and red wires coming from the ceiling. Have I purchased the wrong remote or is there something I can do? (that is simple enough for this "novice")

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Just use the black or the red and cap the one you don't use.

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I bought a fan/light remote for my ceiling fan. I have 2 switches on the wall, one for the light and one for the fan. The wiring diagram only shows how to wire for a single wall switch, black to black & white to white. I have white, black and red wires coming from the ceiling. Have I purchased the wrong remote or is there something I can do? (that is simple enough for this "novice")

Thanks, Clark
You'll only use one switch. Pick either the black or red and cap the other. You won't be able to control the light and fan independently from the wall.
Are these just regular rocker switches?

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Thanks jerryh3 & wirenut1110,

Worked just fine! I appreciate the quick responses, Momma will be in a good mood when she gets back & I can keep her cool.

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Thanks jerryh3 & wirenut1110,

Worked just fine! I appreciate the quick responses, Momma will be in a good mood when she gets back & I can keep her cool.

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Cool? Where are you located?
Yeah, must be nice!!!!
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It's not in the Northeast thats for sure!!

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