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Fuel Door won't open

I have a 2000 S80 & stopped for gas tonight, but the fuel door will not open. Is there an emergency switch somewhere. Can't find anything in my owners manual.

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  • jericheatham Jan 24, 2009

    I have a 99 BMW 740i. I went to get gas tonight and the fuel door won't lopen, I tried pulling the cable. I may not have pulled the cable hard enough. I am on E, thank God I was close to home. The doors were unlocked but still it wouldn't open. Also, the other day, my alarm started to acting funny and makes noise when I open or lock the doors and the drunk keeps opening even when I press the other buttons.

    Need help!

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. The fuel door won't open. Is there an emergency latch somewhere

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    where exactly is that release handle in the trunk?



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There is a second release inside the trunk, it is a cable with a plastic pull handle on it.

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  • Big Chief Oct 15, 2011

    Thanks Dennis! to increase clarity, I found the little pull switch in front of the white box along the wire headed to the gas fuel door. the switch looks like a black plastic washer around the wire.


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Where is fuel door switch for 2000 BMW 740il ?

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I have a 318ti and there is a black pull button in the trunk on the Rt side it is a manual release. Just grab it and pull it out it is connected to a wire which will manually relse the lock.

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