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Exclamation fuel door. fml

Alright, fix one thing another thing breaks.

My fuel door won't open, or rather the actuator won't engage to open the door. The switches work.

Where can I manually open the thing? I checked the truck a bit, pulled carpet off the hatch. But didn't go further.
Need to sleep soon and go to work, gas light is on. Ugh.


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try disconnecting your batery for 2-10 minutes, helped with mine

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I will try that.

I found it. No offense, literially no one knows where the damn thing is.
If you have a jetta. You open your trunk. Open up the carpet where your spare is. The whole plastic part with the chrome at the top, at your knees. Pull that off, then pull off the carpeting under your passenger tail light. You'll see a white thing. That's the actuator. reach twords the front of the car and you should grab something, pull it straight back, bam opens.

Guess I'm replacing something next week.


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wonder if its the same on the golf...


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Golf is on the door itself I believe. Much easier to get to.


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I've replaced it on my old Golf. That was a pain in the ass to get into if you don't want to fully take the C pillar apart.

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you see.. i would've gotten pissed off and jammed a flathead in the crack..

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I was about to, work in the morning, no time to deal with that bull shit. But I found it on the internets in one of those sites you ask random questions.

No one here, not vortex, tdiclub. None of them said HOW to get to it. They just said it existed. Glad it was there.


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you see.. i would've gotten pissed off and jammed a flathead in the crack..
I would have thought to do the same then I would have thought about the money it would cost to fix the door/if paint were to be scratched AND the actuator.


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Another thing is. I guess the door is retarded difficult to fix if you break it open. Much more difficult than the actuator. Plus 30$ door, and paint patch. Any paint you chipped on your car as well.

actuator is 36$


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now of it was a Honda I wouldn't have thought twice...I would have took a crowbar to the sawmbitch


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Probably no lock/switch on most of those.


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can u possibly grab pics of that?

i didnt no that even existed.. i often wondered what happens if / when i cant open my gas door..

i would of drove it until i all but ran out.. and would of done as stated above.. shoved a screw driver thinking that was my only option..

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I'll probably fix it in the next two weeks and run a DIY on it.

Be the only forum on the Internets with that DIY.


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