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Fuel filler door opener

Is not opening, the fuel door to put in fuel, what could be the problem?

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  • diway45 Sep 01, 2008

    I don't know; It's a 99 toyota avalon, it a release leaverage from inside the car?

  • diway45 Sep 01, 2008

    when i pull the release the fuel door is not opening. What could be the problem?

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In my case, I found that it's because there's a clip spring on the hinge of the fuel door that went missing, that's why when I pulled the tab inside of the car, even though that works, the fuel door won't "pop" open, so I do have to jam a pen under the tab, and use my finger to pry it open. I suspect once I have the time to go the dealer and get the spring back on, everything should be fine.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • krgailey761 Jan 18, 2011

    Thanks the spring clip was my problem, 98 Avalon XL

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Pull the release, hold it and stick a pen or pencil under the release, then go out of your vehicle and open the fuel door by hand. When you finish go inside your car and remove the pen or pencil.This is a temperary solution of your problem.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Is it cable operated?

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    yes the realease would be on the floor next to the drivers seat.

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    the cable is not triggering the latch. have some one help you with this, go in the trunk and remove the fabric from the fender well . have some one sit in drivers seat and pull on the lever then push tthe door open manually. try this and keep me posted

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Go to the trunk and pull back the upholstery right behind where the fuel door is at..then figgle around to get the latch hook back on to the cable..its easy my 98 avalon xl had the same problem

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: fuel filler release doesn't seem to work

i also have a 94 tercel with this problem. the spring is missing so i tied a long shoestring to the release lever next to the seat. i hold the string and it pulls up on lever while i use my key to open the door the rest of the way. the door pops open enough for the key to fit in the crack. hey it works for me lol have tried to find another spring at wrecking yard but someone always beats me to it

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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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

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Cant open fuel filler door,where is the switch?

I have a 97 and there is no release for it. Just push on the right end of the gas cap door to open it. Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Petrol Fuel Cap door won't open

I had the same problem. Pressing the fuel door unlock button did not work, and I couldn't find any emergency release in the cargo/trunk area. Eventually, I clicked the Lock / Unlock button on the key fob a couple of times and tried again, this time holding the fuel door release button for 1-2 seconds, and it worked. I then sprayed some door lock lubricant into the fuel door lock in case there was something sticking in the mechanism. Don't know if this truly "fixed" the problem, but it's working now.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuel filler cap release

Go to the trunk and remove the cover behind the quarter panel on the passenger side. There should be a cord that you can pull

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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