Eliminating the Choke Light

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DarrinWI

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A search didn’t produce any results so I thought I’d put the question out there. After an ls swap my choke light stays on. I know I can remove the bulb, but is there any reason I’d want to rectify it another way?
 

Wageslave

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Use it as a oil pressure warning light.
I thought that was what that was originally used for. At least in the Chevrolet Trucks, that was what they were used for.
 

Wageslave

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Yeah, you will need an oil pressure switch for the version of your car with an oil pressure light instead of a gauge. You will have to find where the wire for the choke light is in the harness and attach it to the peg on the sensor. If you have a bundle of extra unidentified wires left in the original engine harness after the motor swap, it might be with them.
 

pagrunt

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I thought that was what that was originally used for. At least in the Chevrolet Trucks, that was what they were used for.
It's a dual purpose light. The two terminal oil pressure switch is used to trip with low pressure as we all know & works with electric choke with a power source or the circuit & warns of a issue with the circuit. To be honest I never seen the light tripped by the choke but have had it tripped by low oil pressure.
 
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ELCAM

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There should be a green wire with a white stripe on the connector to the oil pressure sensor under the distributor. That's the wire that operates the light.
 

DarrinWI

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There should be a green wire with a white stripe on the connector to the oil pressure sensor under the distributor. That's the wire that operates the light.
Thanks, I know that one is still there with the choke pigtail coming off of it.
 

Wageslave

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It's a dual purpose light. The two terminal oil pressure switch is used to trip with low pressure as we all know & works with electric choke with a power source or the circuit & warns of a issue with the circuit. To be honest I never seen the light tripped by the choke but have had it tripped by low oil pressure.
Makes sense.
 
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