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My fan switch is on a 3 wire dimmer you would use for any light. When you slide the dimmer, both the fan and light change. Not only does it cause resistance noise, its annoying. I want to change it out to add a separate switch with dual individual sliders for the light and fan, and stop using the pull chains it has, (I have a new fan I will eventually install).

When I pulled the wiring out of the gang box, it looks like its two, 3-wire cords connected with the same sheathing. Each side has a white, black, and ground. The whites are capped off together. Each black is separately connected to a black wire on the fan switch. The grounds are twisted and connected.

Is this possible to do this? I think I would cap the two black wires from the cable together and connect it to the black wire on the switch. The directions say the switch's red wire goes to the light, and the white wire goes to the fan. I think one of the white wires from the cord would go to each, but I don't know which is which.

https://www.enerlites.com/media/mconnect_uploadfiles/f/a/fan_speed_control_0206160020-02.pdf
 

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It sounds like you have two two-wire with ground cables in the switch box. The grounds don't get counted as a wire.



To control the fan and light separately, you would need a 3 wire cable to the light (black, red and white wires, plus ground). Unless you pull a new cable up to the fan/light, you can't control them separately without resorting to some remote control method.
 

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You can't do it without installing a new cable between the switch and the fan. You have a a neutral and one hot. You need a neutral and two hots.
 

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I just went and looked, and the new fan is for a 2 wire setup (and a ground), like I currently have and has a remote included. Looks like I will just leave it as is for now. Thanks for the quick responses.
 
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