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Old 07-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a new remote harbour breeze ceiling fan with light kit. The old fan had 4 wires; black, blue, white, and green. The new fan has three wires; black, white, and green. The light kit has special connectors that plug into light portion of the ceiling fan base; one black and one white.

The wall switch has a 2 seperate controls on it; one for fan and one for light. Now I have an extra red wire with nothing hooked to it. The wire going from wall switch to ceiling fan has 4 wires; black, white, red, and green. I am assuming the red wire is for the light kit portion of the ceiling fan. The blue wire from the old ceiling fan light kit connected to the red wire coming from wall switch.

My question is; what do I do with the extra red wire? Can I just cap it with a wire nut and put electrians tape over wire nut? Or does that get connected to the black wire now for the light switch on the wall to work? Confused. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Just cap it until you replace the fan without a remote on it.

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...ceiling fan with light kit.
fan has three wires; black, white, and green.
The light kit has... one black and one white.

The wall switch has a 2 separate controls on it...
...has 4 wires: black, white, red, and green

Confused.
house bare ground to fixture green
house white to fixture white(s)
house black... most commonly to light
house red... most commonly to fan

(light vs fan doesn't really matter but the light should be controlled by the switch closest to the door)

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Thanks All. Yes I capped it. Works just great, remote mounts right by door as you enter the room. If and when I ever do replace the ceiling fan with a no remote one, the red wire is there for the light hook up. In the current configuration, I don't need it. Everything is controlled by the remote; fan speed, light dimming, etc.

I just thought the red wire had to be connected to something for everything to work, but with a remote control ceiling fan you only need the black, white, and ground wires for it to work properly. Thanks again.

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