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What to do with the red wire from the ceiling fan remote unit

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

If your fan does not have a light installed with it then just cap off the red wire and make your connections for the…

Electrical Question from Scott about Ceiling Fan Wiring

Question: I am trying to install a fan with lights and fan but it only has a black ,white and ground coming from the fan. It had a remote that I don’t have but I bought a universal remote control to hook up but don’t know what to do with the red wire coming from the remote unit that says light on it. I wired it into the black but it didn’t work. The fan works fine but no light. Can you advise?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Scott. If your fan does not have a light installed with it then just cap off the red wire and make your connections for the fan motor only and you should be set.

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