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Where is the fuel door release on the 1988 XJ6?

I can find no buttons or levers and pushing on the fuel door doesn't release it either.

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  • clarkecars Jan 27, 2009

    I don't have the owners manual, if I did I would have checked it first.

  • clarkecars Jan 28, 2009

    Well after looking in the trunk and finding it to be electrical (with it's own motor) I found a white lever that manually releases the fuel door. Thank goodness!

  • Rick Potts Oct 02, 2012

    Ok......I found the white lever also......bit did the elite minds at Jaguar intend for us to open the trunk every time we need to fill up???

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Look in the owners manual. There should be something in there that tells you how to open the fuel door.Good luck.

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