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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vw 1999 passat
If my memory serves me right, the solenoid which pulls the cable to open the gas cap door is in the trunk on the side wall. Just gain access to it and then operate the plunger by hand. If you have one of those net storage bins fitted then you may need to remove that first as it could be behind it.
If you want to diagnose the problem, you need a volt meter to trace if, and where the voltage is missing.
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Posted on Jul 04, 2008
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
If there is one - In trunk - directly behind the gas filler door - behind trunkliner (carpet)
The cable should not have any problems... use a partner to hold the door release and try and pry it open with your fingers.
The spring popper may be bad.
Try this if you dont have an assistant :D
I had this problem with my STI -- easy to fix by bending the little metal on the inside of the fuel door that provides the spring action to open the door. 5 second fix
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Posted on Apr 23, 2009
dhmwv: your fuse box is located in the passenger's compartment under the dash to the left of the steering column.
Posted on May 03, 2009
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