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The button that releases gas tank door will not open door to tank; therefore I can not open to fuel car. also, the button that releases trunk will not release trunk; however, I do have a key for the trunk 2002 deville

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  • kgibson18 Oct 03, 2009

    I think it is more than that. What about the trunk. Neither the gas door nor the trunk will release. It involves two different release buttons on the inside panel. Both stopped opening with release buttons at the same time. I cannot help but think they are related.

  • kgibson18 Oct 04, 2009

    Could it be a fuse?

  • kgibson18 Oct 04, 2009

    Could it be a fuse?

  • kgibson18 Oct 04, 2009

    I think she did a good job of troubleshooting.

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On many more recent cars you can open the trunk, locate the tank cover cable, and ease back on it while trying to lift the cap. If that opens it, feel for cover spring action; the spring is on the side opposite the latch. These springs are almost impossible to find. If the cover won't open it may be warped.
Otherwise, the cable has slipped on its clamp at one end or the other. Usually the cable needs to be replaced by a mechanic.

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    Jennifer DeLaCruz Oct 04, 2009

    Could be electrical, fuse or cable problem. Fuse would be the easiest and cheapest troubleshooting. Change the fuse and that will leave electrical or cable.

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Sometimes the latch is working but the door spring is rusted. Have an assistant push the button while you try to pull the door open

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