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Alt wiring im trying to hook up a volt meter to my honda and dont know what wires to hook up to the alt

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Just to hook up a volt meter,simply touch the positive(red) , to the post with a 10m nut & wire,on top. At the same time, touch the ground(black) lead to the negative battery terminal. You should read 13.5-14.7 volts.

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