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I went to gas up and found that I couldn't open the gas tank door on my 2006 Subaru Forester. There is no dealership near and I am nearly out of gas. Is there a fix that I can do?

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If there's no resistance when you pull on the release handle on the floor board, most likely your cable has broken.

If you can, try to pull the trim off the floorboard area and if you're lucky, it'll have separated from the lever and see if you can see the cable and pull on it directly.

Alternatively, you'll have to remove the trim on the inside of your car directly behind the fuel door to access the cable that would control the latch of the fuel door. Then you can force the latch to release from there. You may want to just remove the fuel door until you can reinstall a new cable as that will require you to remove a lot of your trim to run the cable.

If you're lucky and the cable broke right at the ends, you could tie the new cable to the old one and fish it through

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Sometimes there is a cable to grab in the trunk to open the door. open the trunk and look behind the gas door area.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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