Harbor Breeze Remote Control Programming

When installing the remote control, be sure your fan is operated in high speed and light is on condition at the switch knob.

Dip Switch Programming

Programming a ceiling fan is not the same or even close to programming a remote control for the TV, or other appliances. For these instances, there are many buttons; there is a code entered to program the remote with the TV, with the cable box, etc. Remote controls for ceiling fans only have a few buttons. The difference is that dip switches are set to program the remote to the fan. This is a “physical” programming so to say, because there’s no codes or button combinations to enter. The dip switches can have 16 different possible combinations, as there’s 4 switches and 2 settings per dip switch – up or down. Therefore 4 to the power of 2, 16 possible combinations.

Ceiling Fan Dip Switch
Here’s what a dip switch looks like. You’d need a ball point pen or something similar in order to make the proper adjustments.

As long as the dip switches are set properly on the fan and the receiver, meaning that they’re the same on both, it’ll work. If the fan does not work, or there are other problems, try reading our troubleshooting guide for more information.

1. Setting the code on the remote

a) First thing is to remove the battery cover

b) Set the dip switches. When the remote comes from the factory, the dip switches will all be set to up. Don’t use it like this – you need to set your own pattern. The dip switches are also called “code switches” by some people but their correct term is dip switches. You can use any unique pattern you like but the more unique the setting or pattern, the less likely it is your fan will end up being controlled accidentally by someone with the same remote or similar remote (or even just a remote set to the same dip switch settings).

c) Put the battery cover back on.

d) The same code that was set on the remote, needs to be set on the receiver as well.