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Fuel cap stuck shut - Tried manual release with no joy (URGENT)


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#1 ukgolfing

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:09 PM

Just bought an 07' Golf TDI and the fuel cap will not open. The release button seems to work but the cap will not pop open despite how much pushing and pulling I do.

 

I have also tried the manual release by pulling the rod behind the boot trim. Pulling the rod makes the same noise as when I press the button, but it still doesn't open.

 

I have 1/4 tank left and really need to fill up soon for work.

 

Can anybody please help me?




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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:21 PM

FIXED!

 

I had to pry the flap open while somebody operated the button.

 

I stuck a small 1cm square of rubber near the release catch and it now pops open every time.

 

Phew, sorted!






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