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Can't open the gas tank door.

When I went to get gas this am, the inside gas tank door release would not work. I thought it might be frozen, because it was below zero this morning, but after 3 hrs in the garage, it's still not working. Is there any way to get it open?

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  • jill_t Dec 18, 2008

    Since there's no one to assist me, I pried up the lever and your solution worked. Thank you.

  • Chris195312 Dec 21, 2008

    Would this solution work for a Toyota Echo? It has been unusually cold and I was wondering where the cable runs from the inside of the car to the gas tank? Would it be frozen do you think?


  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I am sorry to hear about your situation;

    please allow me to assist you

    Please do this for me:

    Have an assistant help you, have them pull up on the fuel door release lever. You, with a credit card or other suitable soft object, insert the object in the space between the fuel door and the body. Pull on the object, as to move the door open. Please get back to me with the results.

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Glad to provide assistance. Please do one more thing: Open the fuel door, and observe the small spring clip on the hinge of the fuel door. Make sure that it is sort-of wide. They do collapse over time, and then the door does not "pop". Thanks for choosing FIxYa for your solution; the graciousness of a FIxYa rating from you would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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