I have a Harbor Breeze Sail Stream fan/light that I am trying to install. The room was pre-wired for a fan and light with separate switches for each. There are not enough wires on the fan for both switches. Do I have to wire both to one switch and only use the remote to turn the light and fan off/on or is there a better solution? Thanks.
I think since there are not enough wires for both switches, yes. The answer would be either you wire both functions to one switch, so the switch turns on both the fan and the light, or the other option is you only wire up one function. Wiring up the functions independently in this case does sound like it’s not an option.
With that being said, we would recommend to document the wire colors and then take a look at this wiring guide. It goes over the standard wiring colors, standard installation, and some other factors. It may help to answer your question about wiring up switches.