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Is the battery in the meter good? Ideally, should read zero when leads shorted to each other, but in all but very high end meters, you will read the lead resistance when shorted. It should still be a very small number, less than an ohm.
One of the leads may be bad causing the fluctuation. Are the probe ends clean metal without any corrosion? Again, all but high end meters use pretty crappy leads to begin with.
Check the battery, then use a good, short, solid core wire and short directly across the meters COM and V/ohms/milliamps terminals to rule out lead wire problems.
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