- 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.
- Detach switch housing or light kit from the ceiling fan and unplug the kit wires.
- Unscrew the switch nut attached to the existing fan switch.
- Lower the fan switch and connected wires cautiously from the switch housing.
- Write down the color of each wire and the portal number to which they are attached to on the switch.
- Detach wires from existing fan switch. If wires are hard to remove, slip a paper clip into every hole (numbered 1, 2, 3 & L) and pull the wire out.
- Notice word “STRIP” on the fan switch and observe the length of the line above it. For safety, the lead on every wire to be re-connected to the new fan switch must be this length. If it is not, use a wire stripper to re-strip the wire and make lead length same as the line length over “STRIP” word.
- Relate to step 4
- Twist wire leads tightly and push to insert each wire into the terminal as in the old switch.
- After wires have been attached to the new switch, pull each one carefully to make sure that each one is securely attached. If one of the wires came out when pulled, then it has not been inserted properly and must be connected correctly (WARNING: Connection of wires should be tested, otherwise it may result in fire hazard, electrical shock or severe injury).
- Unscrew nut from new fan switch, and gently push fan wires and fan switch into switch housing.
- Mount the switch by feeding its threaded part through the specified hole in switch housing or light kit.
- Secure fan switch using the nut.
- Re-wire the light kit and re-attach it to the fan.
- Connect power to the ceiling fan and test the new switch.