Normally when I’m testing one of the vehicles in my aging “fleet,” I’m lucky if I can stick a ground or a hot lead on a fuse box or something and have it stay there — more likely I’ll be balancing both voltmeter probes and trying to turn a switch while having to scratch my nose. It’s just a pain at times. These heavy-duty test hooks from E-Z-Hook can help test those wires.
The hook at the end of the probe extends. Just capture the wire with the hook and let go — the hook closes down to clamp on the wire with 40 ounces of pressure, and a “tooth” on the inside curve of the hook pierces the insulation and hits the wires. The test lead from your meter goes into the hole in the handle. Now I can turn the key, look at the meter, and scratch my nose!
The shorter XJ sells for $7, and the longer XJL sells for $8 — sounds like a cheap way to end years of frustration.