NOTE: IF NEEDLE WI LL NOT''ZERO" REPLACE THE BATTERIES.
IF THE NEEDLE STILL WILL NOT "ZERO" AFTER REPLAC-
ING THE BATTERIES, TURN THE METER IN FOR REPAIR.
Testing for Shorts. A short (or short circuit) occurs
when two circuits that should not be connected have
metal-to-metal contact with each other. A short also
occurs when a circuit that should not touch ground has
metal-to-metal contact with ground. To check for shorts,
do as follows:
Failure to disconnect the battery ground
cable (or outside power source) can damage
(2) Disconnect the battery ground cable at the
battery. Then disconnect the circuit being tested.
(3) Connect one probe to one circuit and the
other probe to either the other circuit or to ground
(fig. 4-9). The figure shows how
to test for
a short between