I'm managed to fuck up some wiring installing a replacement ceiling fan in the bathroom. I thought I wired it all properly, but I apparently didn't.

The ceiling box is controlled by a single switch. Because I'm a believer in janky wiring, there's a 3-bulb wall-mount fixture over the bathroom mirror that ties into the ceiling box using lamp cord. The 3-bulb light used 3 IKEA Ledare bulbs, the ceiling fan is incandescent for now.

Here's what's supposed to happen:

  • Fan works all the time, switch on or off. Controlled by pull chain on fan.
  • Lights come on with switch. Fan light controllable by pull chain.

Here's what's happening right now:

  • Fan works all the time, switch on or off. Controlled by pull chain on fan.
  • Fan light on, light switch on: only the fan light is on.
  • Fan light on, light switch off: 3-bulb is on, outer 2 bulbs blink, when they blink the fan light blinks dimly.
  • Fan light off: No lights come on, no matter the switch position.

Time to go sort out what I did wrong.

EDIT: Got it sorted.

The outlet box has 3 wires coming into it (old house, solid core 2 wire electrical in most of it):

  • Constant 120V (a white and a black wire twisted together)
  • Switched 120V (black wire)
  • Neutral (white wire)

The fan had all the connections right, but I wired the wall lights to Constant 120V and Switched 120V. Weird that they'd blink like that.