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    Electric Choke Power for Weber

    I need to run a new wire to the Weber electric choke. Any suggestions as to where I can run the wire from since it needs to be on when the switch is turned on? Iím not too sure I had it wired properly before. Just checking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ooooner View Post
    I need to run a new wire to the Weber electric choke. Any suggestions as to where I can run the wire from since it needs to be on when the switch is turned on? Iím not too sure I had it wired properly before. Just checking...
    Wire it to the horn power wire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    Wire it to the horn power wire
    Yea, that's what I'll do! That's like hooking up the horn to the brake light switch!
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    No Iím serious. The horn power is live anytime the key is on. Itís the ground that makes the horn honk. When I made my wiring harness I used the horn wire for the choke.

    3rd fuse from the driver side kick panel is also a good spot.
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    My GT electric choke takes it's power from the backside of the Horn. As a matter of fact the 75 Ascona I had took power for the Petronix from that same place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    No Iím serious. The horn power is live anytime the key is on. Itís the ground that makes the horn honk. When I made my wiring harness I used the horn wire for the choke.

    3rd fuse from the driver side kick panel is also a good spot.
    My apologies to Knorm65! I thought it was a joke but after thinking about it and seeing Johnís post, I stand corrected. Checked the schematic and yíall are 100% correct.

    But it would be funny to wire up the brake light switch to the horn. Every time they pressed the brake peddle, the horn would blow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ooooner View Post
    My apologies to Knorm65! I thought it was a joke but after thinking about it and seeing Johnís post, I stand corrected. Checked the schematic and yíall are 100% correct.

    But it would be funny to wire up the brake light switch to the horn. Every time they pressed the brake peddle, the horn would blow!
    No worries!
    If would be even more funny to wire the horn up to the light bulb on a timing light:P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post

    3rd fuse from the driver side kick panel is also a good spot.
    Correct Kyler

    Okay from there the wire stuck through grommet from the wash water hose,then further behind the head matt at the fire wall in direction to the carb.
    Also Udo advise the 3rd fuse for the Weber!Look here and scoll down for pictures.

    https://www.splendidparts.de/weber-spezial
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    Quote Originally Posted by opeljohn View Post
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    My GT electric choke takes it's power from the backside of the Horn. As a matter of fact the 75 Ascona I had took power for the Pertronix from that same place.
    Standard factory connection for the 1973 Opel GT, which came with an electric choke, is via the horn circuit. I powered my 38 DGES electric choke the same way, and also powered the idle solenoid (ICO) from the same wire
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    There are a couple of unused terminals on the fuse block. Use one of them.

    I just checked my sketches. Fuse F3 should have a free spot.

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