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Door to gas cap won't open. I know it's probably a problem with the cable. I can get to it from inside the trunk, but can't figure out how to remove the necessary parts in order to fix it. Is there another way to open it? Any and all help appreciated!

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If the gas cap is plastic you may be able to distort the cap enough to get it to unlock
the only other thing I can think of is to either drill a 30 to 40mm hole into the cap and put your finger in to release the catch or just destroy the cap and buy a good 2nd hand one and have it colour matched to your paintwork
They are the only solutions I can think of for your problem

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