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HELP! WIRING...LIGHTS DO NOT WORK

Hi, please help...i have a dimmer switch for my old cheesy light in room.
I just installed the Antigua Ceiling Fan...The fan is working perfectly however the lights are not switching on.

I have wired black to black and white to white (as normal) but i am think is there something with that Blue wire??? Currently i tried hooking up that blue wire with the white, but still my lights are not switching on. everything else seems fine, harness to light is also attached fine...

HELP, i'm embarassed because its a birthday gift that is not working!!!!
Thanks!

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Yes, the blue wire is for the light. Just connect it to the hot wire (black).

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