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Old 11-26-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Connector Type?


I am not sure what type of connector this is. I would like to separate it but can't figure out how. Any help will be appreciated.

I need to separate the connector so I can put the connectors (two) through a small hole in the metal piece in the photo. One goes through, but I can't fit the second one without separating it.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:12 PM   #2
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Try a universal disconnect tool.

Some of those little connectors can be a PITA

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It just snaps together. flex and pull or pry the tabs with a small screwdriver to release them.
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Might also try a push and twist motion .
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In the fat part of the connector I see a tab there, I think you lift up on it with a small flat screwdriver while pulling the two skinny ends apart.
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Tried the push and twist but it didn't budge. Used a pair of pliers and squeezed the plastic a bit and tried to pull it apart, it didn't budge. I got a safety pin and pushed it in the sides but it didn't do much. I put the safety pin near the tab and pushed down, and it opened a gap. I pulled and it came apart.

I think there was some ridge that the connector was sitting on and by pushing down it released it.

I got the fan light connected to the fan, but for some reason the lights didn't come on. I'll need to take it apart again and check to see if voltage is coming to the connectors that I hooked the lights up to.

Might be another post about how to connect fan lights
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The connection under the fan canopy may need to be made.
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I checked the power going to the wires and they are live. I think the unit is bad, so I am returning it and getting a replacement. I found out I have a separate light switch for the fan and the lights, so that is a good thing. I thought I might have only one switch set up.
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