01:16PM | 07/11/04
Member Since: 07/10/04
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I am replacing the light pull switch on a ceiling fan, the original switch has only 2 wires, (both black, with no distinguishing marks). The purchased switch has 3 wires, 1 Black wire, labled "L", 1 red wire, labeled "1" and a blue wire labled "2".

My dilema is what wires should I connect to what? Would it matter which black wire I connect the new black to? Should the red and blue be wired together?

Thanks in advance.

Chip Adair


06:58PM | 07/11/04
Member Since: 07/02/04
21 lifetime posts
Sounds like you got a three way ( off Dim Bright ) switch. Nomally black is power in, blue is to the light.... The third wire would go to the extra fillament in the three way light bulb. You remember the bulbs with 25w/75w/100w markings ?

If this is what you bought then the switch SHOULD with the first pull connect the black to blue

Second pull connect black to red and

Third pull connect black to blue and red.

You can use it but it would be odd ( Pull on, pull off, pull off, pull on.).

Might be worth the $3 to buy the correct switch.

The old switch was only on/off and


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