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Old 12-19-2005, 05:38 PM
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I've got a PPII,and while I value it as a troubleshooting tool,I grab a regular test light first.By the time you get the PP hooked up and run the cable to the fusebox,you can be checking fuses,checking power etc. with the testlight.When things get more involved,the PP comes out.For locating shorts,finding broken wires and more in depth troubleshooting,the PP is a great tool.
In Mr. Nutcases case,he is pretty young,has very limited funds and is just begining to learn automotive electrics.For him to get a PP without the knowledge and experience to use it properly could cause him more problems than it would solve.The best way to learn how to troubleshoot electrical problems is to stick with basic tools and learn the basics.As one gains knowledge and experience,more sophisticated equipment becomes worthwhile.

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