Before You Start
- Before rewiring any ceiling fan. Turn off electrical current at source by turning off circuit breakers
- Failure to disconnect power to the ceiling fan may cause electrical shock, fire hazard, serious injury, or death
- Do not cut the wires off the existing switch. multi-strand wires are solid and soldered together so they can be attached to the switch
- Write down the color of each wire and the portal number to which they are attached
- Take wires off the existing switch
- Make sure that the wire lead length is the same length as the line beside word “STRIP”
- Connect wires to the new switch as noted in step 1
Wires should be inserted into the slots on side of the switch not the holes on surface.
Color Codes For Ceiling Fans (Your Fan Wires Color & Position May Vary)
- Harbor Breeze ceiling fan: L=Black, 3=Purple, 2=Brown, 1=Grey
- Hunter ceiling fan: L=Black, 3=Green, 2=Brown, 1=Grey
- Hampton Bay ceiling fan: L=Black, 3=Grey 2=Brown, 1=Purple
- Hampton Bay ceiling fan – Alternate colors: L=Black, 3=Yellow, 2=Purple, 1=Red
- Some basket fans: L=Black (power), 3=Black (not power), 2=Blue, 1=Red
Additional Wiring Guide
- L: Black
- 3: Attached to motor wire
- 2: Attached to motor wire
- 1: Attached to reverse switch terminal
Usually, there is no connection between this switch and the fan capacitor; however, the capacitor should have one microfarad reading and should have 2-3 wires. Two of the wires should be the same color on one end, for example, one end has 2 reds and the other end has 1 White
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