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Old 03-29-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Need Help Wiring New Celing Fan Switch


Hi all,

This is my first topic on DIY Forums. My wife and I just purchased a new house and we want to replace the simple one flip switch (fan and light control) with a switch that can control fan and lighting separately.

I'm not sure how to connect the wires since they are not the same colors.

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You need another wire from the switch to the fan for seperate controls.

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crap....That probably isn't an easy thing to do is it?
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Actually, a simple solution exists for your problem. You just have to think outside the box.

Instead of using a wall control only, consider using a wall-mounted remote unit. IT allows for one to use an existing 2-wire cable, and splits up the signal into separate fan/light wires at the fan unit itself.

The receiver mounts inside of the fan canopy, and a similar looking wall control replaces your wall switch. An optional wireless remote control unit may also be supplied.

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