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TOOK THE PLUG WIRES OFF TO CHANGE PLUGS. MAY HAVE CROSSED A COUPLE OF WIRES DO YOU HAVE DIAGRAM. 2005 EQUINOX. PLEASE HELP.

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Hi!!
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