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Car stero i need to know if the power plug .not the speaker plug. if all wires on that plug go to a 12 volt power source. thanks 1993 mercuy grand marque with amp

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  • turkey dog Apr 30, 2008

    any idea what color ground wire might be

  • turkey dog Apr 30, 2008

    mabee blue with white stripe

  • turkey dog Apr 30, 2008

    could it be the blue wire with white stripe ground



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Yes..that's where they go..the also may be a ground wire, that goes to a point on the chassis(like a mounted screw or bolt).

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    Patrick Michaels Apr 30, 2008

    be mindful of the polarity(red for positive, black for negative)..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Apr 30, 2008

    that is possible, as long as the red/black go where they need to you not have a diagram with this unit?



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