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Old 05-30-2024, 07:43 AM
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Glove box flashlight plug polarity

Does anyone know the plug polarity for each pole? I have an adapter to plug in for my XM receiver. It's key powered so I don't have to remember to turn if off. Thought I would ask before trying to break my back and reach in with a voltmeter.
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Old 05-31-2024, 07:51 AM
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I took an opportunity to teach a youngster how to use a voltmeter. First a few simple questions. Like, if I'm searching for polarity, what will I find. He answered correctly, positive and negative. Showed him the lead colors. I turned the key on. He found positive to be the lower pole. We insert the adapter then the XM 12V power plugs. It works. Key ignition now powers the XM module. I'll go back and hide the power wire later.
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