Introduction

More than just a busted light bulb below your ceiling fan? Use this guide to replace the lighting fixture and restore the visual brilliance of your room.

Working with electrical wires could lead to electrocution. Find your circuit breaker panel and turn off the breaker that corresponds to your ceiling lights. Do this by pushing it to the right.
  • Working with electrical wires could lead to electrocution.

  • Find your circuit breaker panel and turn off the breaker that corresponds to your ceiling lights.

    • Do this by pushing it to the right.

  • Also flip your light switch to off.

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Remove the two 1.4 mm Phillips head screws that hold the fixture to the fan itself. Once loose, pull down to expose the two connecting wires.
  • Remove the two 1.4 mm Phillips head screws that hold the fixture to the fan itself.

  • Once loose, pull down to expose the two connecting wires.

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Disconnect these wires by twisting the caps in a counter-clockwise direction. You only need to disconnect the wires coming from the lighting fixture. Once both caps are removed, simply pull the wires apart to remove the fixture.
  • Disconnect these wires by twisting the caps in a counter-clockwise direction.

    • You only need to disconnect the wires coming from the lighting fixture.

  • Once both caps are removed, simply pull the wires apart to remove the fixture.

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Loosen the nut holding the ceiling fan piece to the lighting fixture. This step may require a crescent wrench if finger force is not enough.
  • Loosen the nut holding the ceiling fan piece to the lighting fixture.

    • This step may require a crescent wrench if finger force is not enough.

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Pull upwards to remove the fan piece that holds the light fixture.
  • Pull upwards to remove the fan piece that holds the light fixture.

    • Your model may require you to twist this piece in a counter-clockwise motion to remove.

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Switch out the old fixture with your new fixture by doing the last two steps in reverse order.
  • Switch out the old fixture with your new fixture by doing the last two steps in reverse order.

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To connect your new fixture, locate the black wire from your light and the colored wire from the fan. Be sure to attached the colored wires to each other, and white wires to each other. (Positive-Positive, Negative-Negative)
  • To connect your new fixture, locate the black wire from your light and the colored wire from the fan.

    • Be sure to attached the colored wires to each other, and white wires to each other. (Positive-Positive, Negative-Negative)

  • Twist these together. Do the same with the two white wires.

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Your new light fixture should come with replacement caps. Twist these in a clockwise motion  over your wire ends to ensure connection. The old caps work just as well for this if you were not given new ones.
  • Your new light fixture should come with replacement caps. Twist these in a clockwise motion over your wire ends to ensure connection.

    • The old caps work just as well for this if you were not given new ones.

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Be sure to neatly tuck in all wires when re-attaching the fixture.
  • Be sure to neatly tuck in all wires when re-attaching the fixture.

    • Failure to do this will result in not being able to correctly close the gap and put in the screws.

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Flip your breaker back on, turn on your light switch, and enjoy your new lights!
  • Flip your breaker back on, turn on your light switch, and enjoy your new lights!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Amazingly instructive, informative and concise. Brilliant.

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