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    Working for a fellow with a 2CV in his shed, he told me the choke knob lights up, rather than a dash light.

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    Skeptical, I looked at it and went "nah, impossible. There's only one wire going in. It must light a globe on the dash." He demonstrated it, and I am convinced. Damn clever!
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    Damn Electrickery!
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    It does on one of mine (which is original), but not on Daffy Duck. I replaced it with a standard choke cable on Raid 2008 as the original had seized up. My only problem is when I am feeling under the steering wheel to push the choke in, I sometimes hit the ignition on/off switch and cut the motor. I quickly realise my mistake and pull the ignition back on, usually to be rewarded with a backfire. Daffy Duck doesn't have a key start nor a steering lock. The last thing you want to find out in the bush is that you have lost your keys or the steering lock actuates inadvertently. Much easier to have a push/pull ignition switch and a starter button. No one is ever going to steal a bright yellow 2CV.


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    is that because of the colour, or something more fundamental?

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    Because the choke knob doesn't light up

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Working for a fellow with a 2CV in his shed, he told me the choke knob lights up, rather than a dash light.

    Skeptical, I looked at it and went "nah, impossible. There's only one wire going in. It must light a globe on the dash." He demonstrated it, and I am convinced. Damn clever!
    Yah, I could explain that, but damn, I have to keep some sekrits.
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    I worked that one out because he showed me one taken off the car; globe replacement is very sneaky too.

    Told him to hit Steve (citroenfan) with his carb questions - I haven't looked up the skirt of a carby for fifteen years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I worked that one out because he showed me one taken off the car; globe replacement is very sneaky too.

    Told him to hit Steve (citroenfan) with his carb questions - I haven't looked up the skirt of a carby for fifteen years.
    What are his 2CV carby problems? I've had most of them and ended up solving my nightmare by buying a new double throat carby. They are manufacturing the late model carbys (602cc disc brake models) in India. The quality control is a bit iffy, but if you score a chief rather than an indian, its all good. I was lucky and scored a chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Working for a fellow with a 2CV in his shed, he told me the choke knob lights up, rather than a dash light.

    Skeptical, I looked at it and went "nah, impossible. There's only one wire going in. It must light a globe on the dash." He demonstrated it, and I am convinced. Damn clever!
    My CX does that. He has probably installed a cable from a CX. There is a wire that clips to a contact built into the choke cable fixing behind the panel. When the choke knob is pulled out the contacts earth on the choke cable slide, down the cable wire, to the engine! Brilliantly simple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I worked that one out because he showed me one taken off the car; globe replacement is very sneaky too.

    Told him to hit Steve (citroenfan) with his carb questions - I haven't looked up the skirt of a carby for fifteen years.
    Yah, pretty easy. The bulb doesn't care where it gets ground, just so long as there is a return path to battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    It does on one of mine (which is original), but not on Daffy Duck. I replaced it with a standard choke cable on Raid 2008 as the original had seized up. My only problem is when I am feeling under the steering wheel to push the choke in, I sometimes hit the ignition on/off switch and cut the motor. I quickly realise my mistake and pull the ignition back on, usually to be rewarded with a backfire. Daffy Duck doesn't have a key start nor a steering lock. The last thing you want to find out in the bush is that you have lost your keys or the steering lock actuates inadvertently. Much easier to have a push/pull ignition switch and a starter button. No one is ever going to steal a bright yellow 2CV.John


    G'day,
    why not? They stole a mango...

    Bowen's Big Mango attraction goes missing in north Queensland - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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    On the 425 6volt ex La Poste AZUA we hace, the choke cable knob lights up, well it does when the cable is not broken anyway. Have been told that a possible replacement is from a Fiat 500 of the era. However while they may be freely available in Europe, they are somewhat scarce on the ground in Oz. Cable is quite a bit longer than for the later 425 and 602 cc engines and follows a somewhat circuitous route in engine bay.

    Seems this also helped to function as a cabin light, as the 6volt interior light is somewhat lacking in illumination. The choke cable light is considerabley brighter, and being red does not affect night vision!

    Well that is my story and I am sticking to it

    Oh re the Fiat comment, cable broke in Cherbourg on way back to ship van to Aus from Southhampton. Did not have time to get a replacement cable then, but was given helpful advice re Fiat 500 cable. As emergency used spouse to stand in rain head under hood to hold choke while i started car. Let her in once running and as this worked have yet to getcable fixed. Must do so one day :-)
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    Yes, before the wife dissolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Yes, before the wife dissolves.
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    She is tough, from Brittany, so drizzle and rain is natural for her!

    Yikes, she is reading over my shoulder - please put that down ....AARGH

    Whimper :-((
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter O View Post
    On the 425 6volt ex La Poste AZUA we hace, the choke cable knob lights up, well it does when the cable is not broken anyway. Have been told that a possible replacement is from a Fiat 500 of the era. However while they may be freely available in Europe, they are somewhat scarce on the ground in Oz. Cable is quite a bit longer than for the later 425 and 602 cc engines and follows a somewhat circuitous route in engine bay.


    G'day,
    if it is just the knob you are after, the hazard switch on some VW kombis and Golfs, and others I suspect, has a light inside. It is a pull on knob affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post

    G'day,
    if it is just the knob you are after, the hazard switch on some VW kombis and Golfs, and others I suspect, has a light inside. It is a pull on knob affair.
    Pull on knob affairs are often quite popular.

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    No the cable is snapped somewhere in the middle. Think I should be able to get it fixed, just a matter of getting a "round tuit" to fix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Because the choke knob doesn't light up
    love, love, love it... as sharp as lemon juice on a razor blade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter O View Post
    No the cable is snapped somewhere in the middle. Think I should be able to get it fixed, just a matter of getting a "round tuit" to fix!


    G'day,
    I had one of them once, but I think I lent it to someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter O View Post
    No the cable is snapped somewhere in the middle. Think I should be able to get it fixed, just a matter of getting a "round tuit" to fix!
    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post

    G'day,
    I had one of them once, but I think I lent it to someone.
    No more excuses. Get with it.
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