Question about 1996 BMW 318
My central locking has broken, now can not open the petrol cap to fill it up!! any ideas how to solve my problem? many thanks in advance
SOURCE: need help
There is a release in the boot (trunk). It's a little green piece of the plastic about 12mm diameter that is stuck in the trunk lining just on the other side of the fuel filler. Pry it out of the liner and pull on it. That should open the fuel door.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
there is a ECU under the carpet on the passneager side ( right hand drive) check ecu for damage( maybe change) check the wires going to the ecu for brecks as well
Posted on May 11, 2009
SOURCE: electrical problems
i had the same problem. i had to get another central locking motor. but in ur handbook there is a way to open ur petrol can manually i cant remember how off the top of my head but if you dont have ur handbook i will dig mine out. i asked somebody to pick me one up from the scrap yard and they said they were missing from all polos and golfs so i think it is a common fault.
Posted on May 15, 2009
On some cars you can unlock the door twice and this will release the petrol cap - otherwise you could check for a loose conection somewhere in the fuse box.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
If its the lid cap)
just pull the gas tank lever,, and stick a flat head in the grrove where the locking cap is.. Pull the cap lever and pry with the screw driver at the same time.. It will pop open.. Chances are someone pushed the cap tohard inside and it locked in..
If its the cap on the petrol,, (UNDER THE LID),, spray around it with sime silicon oil or WD40,, (rust remover or a degreaser) let it sit for a few minuts then turn it off with a piece of cloth.. Push Down, pull up,, push down turn, pull up turn.. The rocking motion will loosen it..
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
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