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Electrics my central locking has been playing up and now my fuel cap which you press a button on the inside was getting bad as i had to hold it down for long periods before it popped open now it wont open at all

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Hi, if you remove the carpet inside the boot, just around the cap not all the carpet, there is a small spring and a cable. if you pull on this the cap will open every time easily as this overrides broken buttons and things

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Sounds like the spring clip just needs to be adjusted inside the door to tank sometimes clips get banged or damaged when pumping easy fix
when get door open adjust the clip to door by bending slightly away from door latch control
the electrics still work its just the clip catching to much switch

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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