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Old 12-18-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

I've got one of these locators but know nothing about it, got it in a box of other stuff at a garage sale.

my question is, does any one have one of these things, and how do you use it?
If any one has a picture of one, please post it, i might not have all the parts to it.

I have googled the heck out of it, but cant seem to find out anything about it, Is there a Snap-on rep that could help out?

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Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

Come on guys... doesn't anyone know about the YA809, just give me an idea where to look????
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

Why don't you post a pic of what you have? Most short finders require some sort of pulse generator that plugs into the fuse panel and emits the power that is picked up by the locater. Post a pic, people may have a similiar one that is not SO and can help you better.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

It was discontinued about 3 years ago. The last list price was $94.21
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:05 AM   #5
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I've got a catalog that shows it. Looks to just be a meter box with a couple leads with clips on the end. Text says "Once short is detected the needle stops. Also useful as a continuity tester-any voltage present activates red light."
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

I'll get a pic of it this pm.... this has an indicator light an on off switch and two leads, and in the middle of the little box is a cup looking depression....
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

You are missing the meter then, not much good without it.
That being said, have never found much use for one, I use a powerprobe3 and a good visual inspection to find most shorts and opens.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:45 AM   #8
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hmmm well here are the pictures...




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Old 12-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #9
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yep, you're missin the meter


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Old 12-19-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

does the meter just set in the "depression" or maybe screw into the orange part?
how does it work?
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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does the meter just set in the "depression" or maybe screw into the orange part?
how does it work?
the hole in the middle is to store the meter
if i remember correctly, you connect the leads to the curcuit with the flown fuse, turn the switch on, and pass the meter over the wiring harness as the box pulses. when the meter stops moving you have found the short.

seems it didnt work well unless you could get real close to the harness with the meter.
i havent tried to use mine on anything in a long time.

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #12
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I doubt it works remotely as well as the current model from HF for $20. That thing looks pre transistor age.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:48 PM   #13
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

Thanks guys appreciate the help... guess ill just put it on the shelf and let it collect dust
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:43 AM   #14
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I'll give you a tener for it.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

thanks I appreciate it, but i think i'll hang on to it, at least for awhile, i might run across the meter in some other junk i got.... Thanks again for the offer
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:51 PM   #16
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This is probable what replaced it.

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Probe-PP.../dp/B002XMYEIC

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #17
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Default Re: Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809

Hello, I have one with the meter and instruction page if you would like a copy. If if look hard, I may be able to find a new meter with instruction page I have packed away somewhere for a rainy day. Let me know if you want either one.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #18
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Hi rojewell. Do you still have your Snap-on Short and Open Circuit Locator YA-809?

If you do, would you be interested in selling it to me please?

If so I'd be very grateful, I've owned one for several years and found it works for me quite well as a short circuit finder even if it is a bit quirkie.

Kind regards. CleverTrevor.
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Hello, I have one with the meter and instruction page if you would like a copy. If if look hard, I may be able to find a new meter with instruction page I have packed away somewhere for a rainy day. Let me know if you want either one.
I have just joined the forum. Looking for the instruction sheet for my blue-point YA 809 short & open circuit locator. If you still have it could you e-mail (PDF) or just mail it to me for a small fee. sincerely Fred Stewart E-Mail woopeemjpab@epbfi.com
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