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How to fix a stuck 2002 volkswagon gas cap

The gas cap switch works but does no open the gas cap

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There is a second emergency release inside the trunk near the filler neck it has a wedge shaped plastic handle on a thin steel cable. Once open clean and lubricate the latch for the gas door.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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SOURCE: My gas cap and trunk wont open. I need gas.

check the fuses, if you can get into the trunk with the key then there should be a cable or some short to pull to open the gas cap door

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't open the door to the gas cap on audi

if you dont have a manual unlock, try to squeeze some wd-40 in there and see if that helps. maybe you got some rust.

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SOURCE: 2002 volkswagon golf gas tank

emergency button it aint got.....pull away the trim inside the trunk to get to the release wire.(what car has an emergency button,never heard of one...)

Posted on Jan 27, 2011

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Take your key and go to the drivers door, make sure the door is unlocked by pulling on the handle, open and close the door. Insert the key and "lock" the door, double check that it is locked by pulling on the handle. Insert the key and "un-lock" the door, use the handle to open the door and now press the fuel door key and it should open, same for trunk release button.

Audi's are a strange breed, sometimes you just need to "re-set" some stuff. But in the future if you lock the car with the key, the fob will unlock the car but the three buttons in the console will not work, the fob will function correctly.

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