- Before rewiring any ceiling fan, turn off electrical current at source by turning off circuit breakers.
- WARNING: Failing to disconnect power supply to ceiling fan may result in severe injury or death.
- Detach switch housing or light kit from the ceiling fan and disconnect the kit wires.
- Unscrew the switch nut attached to the current fan switch.
- Lower the fan switch and attached wires carefully from the switch housing.
- Write down the color of each wire and the portal number to which they are attached to on the switch.
- Remove 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.
- Find word “STRIP” on the fan switch and note 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 above “STRIP” word.
- Relate to step 4
- Twist wire leads tightly and push to insert each wire into the portal as in the previous switch.
- Once wires have been attached to the new switch, pull each one to make sure that each wire is properly attached. If one of the wires came out when pulled, then it has not been inserted properly and must be attached correctly (Safety note: Connection of wires should be verified, else it may result in fire risk, electrical shock or serious injury).
- Unscrew nut from new fan switch, and carefully push fan wires and fan switch into switch housing.
- Mount the switch by feeding its threaded part through the designated 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.