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Fix new pull switch to turn on light on ceiling fan

My ceiling fan switch has 1 blue wire and one black wire - the new switch bought has 2 black wires which should I wire to the blue wire.

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Either one all it does is complete the circuit. only one wire is broken to open the circuit when you cut it on and off you just open and close the circuit with one wire.

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