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Gas Tank will not open

Help! My 2000 VW Beetle Gas Tank wil not open. I thought the tank might be frozen but I tried putting hot water & key locking fluid over it but nothing works. I think it may be due to the lever / switch. Is there anything else I can try to open it? I am running low on fuel and may not have enough to go to the service station!

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OPEN THE TRUNK,ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A PLASTIC ROUND DISK,REMOVE IT,PUT YOUR HAND INSIDE GRAB THE CABLE AND TUG ON IT THIS WILL OPEN THE FUEL CAP.I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.

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