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I have a fan with two light locations on it ( one above the motor almost at the cieling and the other at the base of the fan/light) I have 5 wires white, black, blue, orange and green. on the fan I have connected the ground but have only white and black in my fixture box in the ceiling. There are two switches to control power to the fan and they meet at the fixture box. I think the blue should be connected to the hot line but I am not sure about the orange. Any assistance would be great! I have no instructions as I bought the fan in a second hand store. thanks

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You should be able to trace the wires from the top of the fan and find where they go. Of course you should have green, black, and white in the fan and yes the blue should be for the light. some fans with dual lights will both be controlled by the blue wire, and some will have a separate, so it is very possible it is the orange. If you can't follow the wire into and through the fan and light kit you may just have to "experiment". You said there are "2" switches that control the fan, and they meet at the fixture box? If there are two switches then you will have two hot wires, usually one black and one red (but it could be two black), but you said your fixture box only has black and white. (unless you have 2 black and didn't mention that, then most likely the other switch is for another light, or wall outlet. You may need to trace this to find out for sure. If you have separate switches for the light and fan, then Great! you can hook the fan to one and the lights to the other. Otherwise you'll have to hook fan and light both to the one switch and control them with pull chains. Hope this helps. If you need further assistance post a reply in the comments, and don't hesitate to leave good thumb rating if you found this helpful. Thanks, and good Luck!

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Under normal wiring policy: White - circuit neutral (can be coded for a power line by colored tape at both ends) Green - equipment ground (can be coded for a power line by colored tape at both ends, but should be avoided) Black - Power Other colors - can also be used as power (Blue, Orange)
One switch controls the fan One switch controls the lights
POSSIBLE WIRING LAYOUT FOR THIS CIRCUIT assuming the power into the ceiling box is via the black wire that has to then be taken to the switches and back to the ceiling fixture.
The power comes into the ceiling box via the black wire from a power source, the white wire being circuit neutral. Orange wire - connects to black wire and takes power down to the switches. Blue wire - brings power from one switch to the fan. Green wire - SHOULD BE EQUIPMENT GROUND - but may be used to bring power from the switch up to the lights; tape should indicate it is being used for something other than equipment ground.
I would first keep all wires disconnected and at the ceiling box note which wire, if any, is connected to the black wire. With the switches off, check to see if there is power at the black wire. If there is power on the black wire and it is spliced to another wire, this other wire (Orange??) will probably be taking the power down to the switches. NOTE - If you have a black wire spliced to a black wire in the ceiling box and it appears one is taking power to the switches, then most likely the switches will control power on the Orange and Blue wires going into the ceiling box and the Green wire will be equipment ground.
By checking the switches and which wires they control voltage to, you should be able to wire the switches to control both the fan and lights independently, but both sets of lights will be on or off at the same time.
ALL POSSIBLE CAUTION SHOULD BE OBSERVED IN DOING THIS WORK AND IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY, FIND A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN TO DO THE WORK. ALSO - CEILING FIXTURES/BOXES THAT HOLD CEILING FANS HAVE TO BE OF AN APPROVED TYPE THAT WILL HOLD THE WEIGHT OF THE FAN/LIGHT COMBINATION AND MOST MUNICIPALITIES REQUIRE A PERMIT TO HANG CEILING FANS.
This may be a great deal for a do-it-yourselfer to understand if they do not have wiring experience, please feel free to contact me if you need additional clarification. IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE DOING THIS WORK, FIND A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN!!!!!!!

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  • pwillitz Oct 02, 2010

    webdybird1- My sincere apologies! I viewed your question from a house wiring approach and not as wiring within the fan/light unit and I can see how this would definitely lead to confusion.
    PLEASE disregard my solution!!
    Too many nights with a sleepless baby.
    Paul

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