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Petrol cap won't open

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

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    BMW 318... toggle in boot broken, cental locking won't work and don't know how to open my fuel cap now...

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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

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SOURCE: Central locking and electric windows not working

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

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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

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SOURCE: my central locking stopped working and i cant get

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

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SOURCE: i can't manage to open the petrol cap

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..

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