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Fuel door cable

How do get the cable/mechanism off for fuel door

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  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Exactly what is the problem?

    No resistance on the cable, or the door will not open?



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You disconnect it from inside the trunk, but why are you doing it? They rarely go bad, usually its the fuel door spring

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