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Battery in my truck shows +12 and post shows -12.

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Are you hooking the meter up backwards ?
have you recently charged the battery from a " dead " state ? if so you may have charged the battery to its reverse polarity.To correct this,completely drain the battery by hooking a headlamp or something like that to the battery,wait until the battery is completely drained and recharge with putting the RED clamp on POSS. and the BLACK clamp on NEG.

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Battery CCA @ 0 Degrees F : 630
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Wet or Dry : Wet
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Battery CCA @ 0 Degrees F : 630
Battery Height : 7 1/4"
Battery Length : 9 3/4"
Battery Posts Type : Side Post
Battery Reserve Capacity : 90
Battery Voltage : 12 volt
Battery Weight : 33 lbs.
Battery Width : 7"
Wet or Dry : Wet
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Battery CA @ 32 Degrees F : 775
Battery CCA @ 0 Degrees F : 630
Battery Height : 7 1/4"
Battery Length : 9 3/4"
Battery Posts Type : Side Post
Battery Reserve Capacity : 90
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Battery Width : 7"
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