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Son apparently locked the outer gas tank access cover....I don't know how to release it to allow me to refill the gas tank. Please help.

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There should be a leaver by driver seat to release if you mean the fuel door if you mean locking cap then a screewdriver with a little force will remove the cap then you will need to replace with new cap

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