Great ideas here. I just had an issue with the door pin switch on drivers side. It was draining my brand new battery.So it is a drain... new dome light fixture.. they are said to be a drain due to chrome plating where the bulb attaches. so a Short. Pin switches in the doors? Trunk light? under hood light? glove box light? Thinking easy to check things first then going to maybe Ignition switch. Drain due to a short where wiring harness may have chaffed on body? That should take out a fuse and shown as blown but...? Corrosion on starter Batt cable connection?
Yes, I have to move the red probe from volts to amps. My two scales available are “0000” and “00.00”. Before I pulled the wires from the newly reinstalled fuel gauge, I was showing between 00.00 and 00.01. Nothing when on the 0000 scale.Are you moving the probes over on the meter to measure current when doing this? Can you put the meter in line with something simple to make sure it is reading? Like a bulb connected directly to the battery or something similar? Pull a fuse put the meter across the terminals to complete the circuit, etc..
If you are moving the probes, there's the potential that the internal fuse of the meter is blown, I've done it too many times to say and keep a spare fuse on hand.
Yes, that's why I'm saying to check your meter. Mine's so old I have to remove the screws to get to the battery, let alone the fuses.Yes, I have to move the red probe from volts to amps. My two scales available are “0000” and “00.00”. Before I pulled the wires from the newly reinstalled fuel gauge, I was showing between 00.00 and 00.01. Nothing when on the 0000 scale.
Everything worked fine for the last year or so even with the fuel gauge connected. I’m wondering if it’s related to my intermittent no-start issue. But something should show up on the meter shouldn't it?