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Old 08-17-2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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Simple connect the four color code wires onto the new poles in their revised sequence (red/black one side and green/yellow on the other - (4) connections & I'm done? Forgetting jumpers?
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Shouldn't need jumpers anywhere.

You can get a Klein VDV Scout for a little more than a $100, and test your install. If something is backwards, it'll show what and where.

I'm not familiar with that particular model, but yes, it should just hook up the same as the other.

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You mean the new plate doesn't come with instructions?
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You mean the new plate doesn't come with instructions?
Actually it did. But the paper was folded so tiny and the print so small I couldn't read it anyway with the glasses I misplaced...

I don't have an old chorded phone to test with and the unit unoccupied, going up for sale. So I'm tryin' to verify here.

Looks like the sides are each circuited together internally like they always should have been but who knows...

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What's the model number of the plate? You can google that.
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There are four letters on the wiring block, R, G, Y and B. That indicates which color goes where.

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There are four letters on the wiring block, R, G, Y and B. That indicates which color goes where.

Did it today. Now I'm on to a posted phone plate to hang a wall phone on that had turned putrid yellow.

Different design, I'll simply screw the doubled up lines onto the colored terminals.

The wall hangars are getting harder to come by. Assume due to smartphones.
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I was on that (how would you know?) and mainly concerned about jumps. But do appreciate your point out. THX.

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