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Old 01-12-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by downhiller View Post
your doing it wrong. what you need to do is remove the positive cable from the battery. attach lead to cable with alligator clip then the other lead to the positive terminal of the battery. then from there youll have your parasitic draw. and of course, now you remove the fuses one at a time and watch the change then from there you can find the location of the circuit that youre having problems with

This is correct but the OP needs to know that the Multi meter must be set to read DC AMPS and you have to move the red lead of the meter to a seperate plug point marked DC AMPS.

Of course if you try start the engine you will blow the fuse in the meter.
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