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How to replace a pull-chain switch (Page 2)


Step 5. Remove the two wire leads corning from the switch from the wires they are attached to by unscrewing the wire connectors. On most fixtures, one of the switch’s leads will be connected to a circuit wire, the other lead to the light fixture itself.

 

Step 6. If the switch is part of the fixture itself, snip off its connection, using a combination tool. You’ll connect the new switch to the wire you’ve just snipped, so strip about 3, of insulation off that wire.

 

Step 7. Attach the wire 1ea on the new switch to the disconnected wires, using wire connectors. Then, insert the threaded portion of the switch through the hole. Slip the retaining nut over the pull chain and thread it on to the switch until it is snug.

 

Step 8. Reattach the fixture to the ceiling by holding it over the electrical box in the ceiling so that the mounting holes in the fixture line up with the screw holes in the box. Make sure all the wires are in the box and not pinched between the ceiling and the fixture. Insert the mounting screws and tighten them down with a screwdriver. Now you can replace the bulbs, restore the power, and test the fixture.

 

 

 

 

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