159 2.4 20007 plate
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AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
rc_addict: where are you based. If you don't know how to use a meter and how to connect to read volts and how to connect to read current then you can be drawn into a world of pain. Meters are OK but can really lead you astray and give you lots of reading that can be for many spurious causes. Generally, for a relative novice, a bulb and piece of wire is better than a meter though, of course, that's only good for checking voltage.
I did some current and voltage tests a few months ago on my son's 147 and the initial current drain was quite high until the car properly went to sleep after about 2 minutes. There is a thread here somewhere on those tests.
I am in Swindon and if you want help and are close(ish) to the M4 corridor I may be able to assist.
As others have said if you have set the meter on amps and connected it in parallel then you will have definitely (without fail) either blown a fuse or damaged the meter. There will be either an internal fuse (you may have to remove the screws securing the back of the meter to access that fuse) or you may find that the tip of the red test probe unscrews and there is a fuse in there.