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FUEL DOOR RELEASE

FUEL DOOR WILL NOT OPEN. HOW DO YOU GET IT OPEN.

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    This would have done it for me. Instead I snapped off the locking tab on the door and now I have to replace the fuel door. By the way, the lock was frozen. Some water must have entered on a "warm" January day in Minnesota, and then our Fahrenheit temperatures dropped below zero before it had a chance to dry out.

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If it is the solenoid (most likely) remove the right rear break light cover and the inner cover behind it.
There is another adjoining cover over the fuel tube. There are two plastic clips holding it to the car. Twist them clockwise and release the plastic fuzzy sound cover. I was not able to take this cover out, but you need to manipulate it so you can get your hand behind it and reach up and towards the fuel cover. There is a wire pair (mine was covered in foam) which attaches to the rear of the solenoid. The solenoid is positioned horizontally. Find where the wires are attached and reach around to the front. There you should find the plunger and pull it back towards the rear of the car. This should release the fuel cover lock. It did for me. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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The car was parked in the sun, the release latch apparently thawed out and resumed working.

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SOURCE: fuel filler door won't open when release is pressed 1998 Lincoln

should be an emergency cable to pull inside the car behind the filler cap

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SOURCE: Fuel door release will not open

  • Remove fuel tank filler cap.
  • Push back release rod - 9 - by operating remote control unlock and remove bolt - 2 -.
  • Remove rubber part - 8 - from tank filler flange and swivel out tank flap unit - 1 - from side panel - 7 -.Assembly piece - 4 - and actuator - 6 - is installed.
    • Install tank flap unit - 1 - (rubber part rolled up) with hinge side first.
    • Bolt tank flap unit - 1 - and assembly piece - 4 - with bolt - 2 -.
    Tightening torques: Bolts - 2 - 1.5 Nm
    • Remove side luggage compartment trim.
    • Disconnect harness connector at actuator - 6 -.
    • Remove actuator - 6 - using special tool Socket wrench T 10010 from angled mounting bracket.
    • Remove actuator - 6 - together with release rod - 9 - from seal - 5 - and assembly piece - 4 -.
    Installing
    Installation is reverse of removal.
    Tightening torques: Bolts for actuator - 6 - 1.5 Nm .
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    SOURCE: Emergency fuel door release for 2000 Volvo S80

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    I had a similar problem w recently bought 2003 S80.Several points: 1) Access your locking selonoid through the trunk interior panel ... loosen a few hex bolts and slide out for maintenance; 2) I fixed my lock by simply using light teflon-based oil (like for bike chains). I exercised it a few times and it works beautifully; 3) Not sure on your model, but gas door on the '03 unlocks when you push the associated release button under the headlight control switch. It is not designed to unlock w the key (again, check owners manual for your year). Hope this helps. master_pre08-04-2007, 09:35 AMYeah, the fuel door on my 2000 S80 is connected with the door locks. In order for it to open you have to unlock all the doors to the car. Sssnake08-14-2007, 03:39 PM Thanks Guys,

    I removed the locking mechanism and applied a little silicon graphite and now it works like a charm.

    Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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