My ceiling fan stopped working and I want to remove the light box from the fan so that I can replace an in-line fuse holder. In order to separate the light box from the fan rotation device, I need to unhook/disconnect/unsnap these wires from each other. I don't know what these are called otherwise I would have performed some more thought out searches online.

Does anyone have any idea how to separate these wires? It looks like there's a little snapping piece that locked them in, but before I start messing with it too much I thought I'd ask. Help.

Wire Connections


You should be able squeeze one of the connection heads and pull them apart. Some light kit also have a little tab on the side of the connector that have to be push in or pulled apart to release them.

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    After the breaker is off, of course... – Comintern Jul 16 '15 at 23:51
  • Or the switch. but good call on that one. – WarLoki Jul 17 '15 at 0:01
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    Do the breaker. Sometimes the switch has been miswired and the neutral is switched. And I always confirm wires are not hot with a non-contact tester even if I have turned off the breaker. – bib Jul 17 '15 at 11:24

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