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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In virtually all cars there is an emergency release mechanism located inside of the trunk. It's either a pull cord, or a means of twisting the release cable to remove the plunger from inside the fuel tank door. Look inside your trunk, pull back the liner if necessary, or feel around where the cable leads to the fuel tank door.
Once you diagnose the problem you will then know whether or not you will need to replace the release cable.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
More than likely the metal spring on the inside of the gas door is broken where the plastic attaches. Have someone hold the fuel door lever in the release position while you gently use a flat head screw drive to open the door. The part should cost you less than $10 at Toyota.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
I have the same problem, I have removed the handle and pulled the carpet away from the door guard and pull the cable with my hand. It does not take alot of pressure to release the handle. I am going to tie a piece of small rope (shoe lace thick) to the cable.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
read the manual. There should be a cable in the trunk you pull as a manual release. If not pull the trunk lining fabric back away from the fuel fill area. You should see how to manually open the gas filler door
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
SOURCE: gas tank door wont open
90% chance the cable is streched...so...this is what you do....take a small pair of needle nose pliers.....locate the cable that is on the plastic handle...it's gonna have a little metal crimp on it....and simply pull on it...that should release it for ya....hopefully the cable isn't broke...they normally just strech
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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