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Old 09-05-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Fuel door won't open

So, my fuel door has been flakey since I got the car, I usually would have to hit the door release button a few times before the door would flip open.

Now its gotten to the point where the button does absolutely nothing, no noises at all when I hit the button. I've resorted to having to pop open the trunk and pull the emergency fuel door release cable to fill up my car (its embarrassing!)

Any ideas? I haven't seen any fuses relating to the fuel door, am I missing something?
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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So....when was the rear panel off the car? I had heinous issues like the ones you mention with my New Beetle after they had taken the rear bumper off at a body shop and reinstalled it. Just a theory.....
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the actuators like to take a shit
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
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Get behind the carpet back there, and pull out the actuator. Test it against the battery, if it works then you know the problem lies in the wiring or the button. If its not the actuator itself, it will most likely be the button. Am not sure but I'd imagine that you should be able to dissemble the button and clean the contacts and what not.

Oh but if the actuator does not work when you hook it up to the batt, then you need a new one.

Hope that helps.
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another thing that i saw on a car that came in was the actuator was not adjusted after the car was wrecked and the fuel door would hold the actuator out so it was just like it was burned out.
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