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Engine light gas cap loose. I filled up and put gas cap on tight and still on.

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Hi,

If you have a look underneath the fuel cap flap area, you should see a little black button. This switch is faulty and may need to be replaced.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on May 05, 2010

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    Jason Maurirere May 05, 2010

    Have a look from inside the boot area where the filler neck for the tank goes up to the outside. You will have to remove some panels to get to it.

    There should be a little switch which is mounted by the flap area.



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