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Cb radio I have a GE handheld cb radio model no. 3-5980a and was wondering what was inside and i broke off the wires going to the battery box. I need to know where they go. (picture would help a lot thanks)

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Do you have a multimeter?
If yes
one of the wires will have 0 Ohms to ground. that the {-} wire, the other is the {+} wire

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