1980 corvette electric choke light and no power to choke

by John
(Clemmons, NC)

Good evening All:

I have a 1980 corvette that is a toy.
The other night I was driving home and the choke light on the dash came on and stayed on the entire time.So, I rebuilt the alternator (diodes,brushes, etc). The choke light will does not come on at all now and I have no power to my electric choke with the switch in the on position.Is there a choke relay on this model car? I have check all of my fuses and they show to be good. Any suggest or answers would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You in Advance,


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Jul 31, 2014
by: Don

It sounds like you need a new switch,and i don't think you can do it your self. I don't know where you live ,but here in Ca their are key places in parking lots and you go their or have them come to you and they take the steering wheel off and everything below that to get to the key . It won't be cheep .When i had mine done a few years ago it cost me $100 dollars. Good luck .

Jul 30, 2014
it want crank
by: Anonymous

No my switch want send power to make car crank (ignition switch) so when I turn over key nothing happens just dead and nothing happens to dash gages either, they just show what I got and no movement when I turn key over please help

Jan 25, 2013
by: Don Herstine

I have a 81 vette and i don't have a choke light on mine , and what does a alternator have to do with choke light, maybe the amp light if it comes on that means their is a problem that the charging system , do you have things mixed up?
Have a good one .

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