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1999 Volvo S80 gas cap cover won't open when I unlock car!

It's not the actual gas cap, it's the metal portion which is same color as vehicle; pops open like a door.

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  • surjoseph Feb 24, 2009

    Good day Bret.

    Thank you for your expertise! I'm certain the motor has failed.

    I will be taking it to a repair facility later in the week. I pray

    it doesn't greatly drain my pocket to fix it........


  • Bret Bodas
    Bret Bodas May 11, 2010

    There is a little motor that unlatches the fuel filler door. These motors can fail and cause this problem.


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Key will not open door and I don't have a automatic opener. How can I get in my car?



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Most likely the fuel door latch motor has failed. Pull down the trunk liner panel for that side by turning the knob next to the rear seat fold down 45 degrees. That will allow the panel to be pulled down. the latch is the small black box against the car body. It should have a manual release to get it open. Once open take out the two T25 torx screws and the motor will come out. Pay attention to how the manual release is routed and reassemble in reverse order.

hope this helps

Posted on Feb 28, 2009


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