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I am having problems with the door locking system - I have to manually locked the driver's door and can only enter the car by unlocking the passenger front door with a key. Although I manually open the doors the gas tank is not opening; sometimes I have to drive around and wait for the tank to open; did that for 2 days but to no avail and the gaslight indicator is on (I need fuel). How can I get the tank open?

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Well you have a few issues here. As for the drivers door not locking/unlocking the vehicle, it sounds like the linkage that comes off the back of the tumbler has broken off. You can tell if this has happened because of the locks and also you won't feel any resistance when you turn the key in the door. For the gas flap lock either there is a leak in the vacuum system for the locks or the gas flap lock is bad. To manually open the gas flap lock you need to go through the trunk and behind the trunk panel where the gas flap lock is there should be a lever to manually unlock it or you can remove the screws that hold in the lock.

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