- Prior to re-wiring any ceiling fan, turn off electrical current at source by switching off circuit breakers.
- CAUTION: 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 unplug the kit wires.
- Unscrew the switch nut fastened to the existing fan switch.
- Lower the fan switch and connected wires carefully from the switch housing.
- Write down the color of each wire and the portal number to which they are connected to on the switch.
- Detach wires from existing fan switch. If wires are hard to remove, slide a paper clip into every hole (numbered 1, 2, 3 & L) and pull the wire out.
- Notice word “STRIP” on the fan switch and note the length of the line above it. For safety, the lead on each wire to be re-attached 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 every wire into the terminal as in the previous switch.
- After wires have been attached to the new switch, pull each one carefully to make sure that each one is properly attached. If one of the wires came out when pulled, then it has not been inserted correctly and must be attached safely (WARNING: Connection of wires must be verified, otherwise it may result in fire hazard, electrical shock or serious 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 designated hole in switch housing or light kit.
- Secure fan switch using the nut.
- Re-wire the light kit and re-connect it to the fan.
- Connect power to the ceiling fan and test the new switch.