I have a 2003 VW Jetta GL 2.0 with a parasitic drain of 290-300mA . I recently bought this multimeter from Harbor Freight:
I have never used a digital multimeter for the purpose of diagnosing a parasitic electrical drain in a car. The only thing I need help with are the proper settings on the multimeter for this particular purpose. You can see a picture of my multimeter by clicking the link and zooming in. Since I’m going to be measuring in milliamps, what position do I put the dial in? I’m guessing that I would set the dial to 20m under the DCA category ( 3 o’clock position) but I’m not 100% sure. With the leads, I have black negative lead in the “COM” outlet and the red positive lead in the VΩmA outlet. Do I have the leads in the right outlets or no? If not, what is the right way? I would really appreciate help with this. I do not want to destroy this meter simply because I did one thing wrong. Thanks in advance.