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Replacing a ceiling fan speed switch

Unfortunately a lot of these fans are made in a variety of overseas factories , with a variety of wire color codes. It would be a very strong coincidence if any electrician could detail how to replace the fan speed switch with any amou8nt of accuracy. The new switches are usually well marked with L1, 1, 2, 3. The problem is in identifying the wires on the fan. With a voltage meter it is relatively easy to identify the hot power wire. If you can temporarily attach each of the other wires to the hot wire you can usually label them with the speed they correspond to. Then connect them to the correct slots in the new switch.

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where did you connect the blue wire
I strongly suggest that you get in an accredited electrician as the wiring color code for house wiring is wrong and may have been done by a backyarder incorrectly

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Unfortunately, there is no standard color coding for ceiling fan wiring. You note in your video that the replacement switch has an L(ine) terminal and there should be 1, 2, and 3 terminals as well for controlling fan speed. Check the switch you are replacing for similar marking. If you are in luck, you can replace by L and numbers rather than colors. I checked my entire file of fan installation information and nothing more explicit is provided

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i have a clarion rdx535d tuner, how do i tell from the wiring harness in back of radio, what wire goes where?

If you have the wiring harness from walmart or such for your year and model of car most of the color codes should match up. If you do not have the wiring harness to convert to the factory plug i strongly suggest one. It simplifies the process plus allows you to leave factory wiring as it is. I hope this helps. I can give you more details if you respond with questions.

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i would like 2 connect mazda wire harness to nextar ncd50.HOW CAN I CONNECT that can u plz explain me

It depends on if you have an after market wiring harness that adapts the factory harness to the new cd player, or trying to hard wire into the factory wires in the car. First off, if you don't have a aftermarket harness, i would strongly suggest picking one up from Wal-Mart or automotive store, they are around $20 and save a lot of time. If hooking up this way, you just have to match the color wires to the same color of wires on the cd player. Red to Red, which is power, Yellow to Yellow which is Constant power, Black to Black which is Ground, Blue is only used when you have a power antenna that goes up when the car is turned on or if you have a amplifier, you can hook up the remote power to it, otherwise, leave it off. Then you will have your speaker wires which the fronts are White and White/Black, and Grey and Grey/Black. The rears are Green and Green/Black and Purple and Purple/Black. The ones with the Black striped go with the other matching colors with the black stripe. Then you would just plug in the factory harness to the aftermarket, and aftermarket to the cd player. If you are trying to hard wire into the factory wires, you will have to cut of the harness, find a Haynes or Chilton book at an automotive store and find what wires are what and use the color codes from above to hook back up, factory wires are always different colors. Once again, I strongly advise not to do it this way though. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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what colour replace black for negitive and red for positive

For what application? There are a variety of wire colors used depending on the application. Such as that found in a home as opposed to what you might find in an automotive application. Below is a link that has a lot of good info on wire color codes. They also has have links to projects like ceiling fans and three way switches.
Hope this helps.


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