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Old 10-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Difficult wiring for new fan/light/nightlight


I am installing a new bath fan/light/nightlight similar to other posts but I have a couple different issues. I apologize if this answer has been made before. Wiring from the fan is As follows - Red and white are for the nightlight, blue and white are for the light, black, green and white are for the fan. I have a black, red, white and green installed in the ceiling. These wires are fed from the two switches that fed the previous fan & light(combo). Wires from the two switches are -One switch(black, black and ground) ran the fan and another switch (black, red and ground) fed the light.

How can I set this up so I can run the light, nightlight and fan independently. I purchased a two way rocker switch in hopes of running the light and nightlight on the switch that previously just ran the light.

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You would need three power sources, so that you can power the three separate items.

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Thanks for your help. Can I have the fan on one switch and the light and nightlight on a double toggle?
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Why would you. Just wire the light & fan up, and forget about the night light feature.
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The previous wiring for the fan switch had two black wires and the ground. The light was wired with one black, a red and the ground. If I forget about the nightlight, how would the wiring go? I have a black, a red and a white and ground in the ceiling. The fan itself has a blue and white for the light and black, white and green for the fan. Thanks
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Blue & Black are your hots. All of this was discussed in the other thread regarding a fan with night lite.

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