Help with ceiling fan replacement

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  1. Feb 22, 2019 #1

    Billbill84

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    Hello everyone, first post new to the forum. I've always been a self proclaimed, confident handyman my entire life
    but this one might be an oddball. I have an old 1990's Casablanca ceiling fan that I'm replacing. Have not bought a new one just yet but my concern is that it has these lights (new fan will have much needed lights too), but these lights on the old fan are on the INSIDE of the flush mounted housing! See pic! So with that said, my modern ceiling fan I'm gonna obviously will not have this style of lighting so how the electrical going by to work on the lighting side of the matter??
     

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    Typically, the new fan will have a black wire for the fan motor, and a blue wire for the light, regardless of whether it is the light under the fan, or, like yours, inside the glass above the blades. At least, that was the way it was one one very similar to yours that I have in one of my rental properties.
     
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    Ok so it should still be just a matter of untwisting the feed blue, from the fan's blue and reconnecting them? I was worried that because of the internal lights, I might have more wiring involved:(
     
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    The incoming feed will typically be a black and a white. The black would hook to the fan black and fan blue, and the white to the fan white. The light would be turned on and off by the pull chain switch that is on the fan.

    If you have wall switches that independently control the fan and the light, the feed might be red, black, and white. In that case, I would hook black to fan black, red to fan blue, and white to fan white.
     
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    Awesome, thank you for the help!
     
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