Shortly after I bought my B7 saloon, I had a problem with the fuel flap not unlocking. I tried releasing it with the emergency rip cord tucked behind the boot trim, but that had been snapped off. The only solution at the time (it was a dark Friday night and I only had about a thimble full of diesel in the tank) was for a kindly soul at the nearest dealer to deactivate the actuator, leaving the flap permanently unlocked. I then forgot about and never got round to fixing it. That was three years ago.
Then today, I found a replacement mechanism, including the rip cord, on eBay, for £20. I snapped it up and it's on its way. I know I will need to remove the driver's side boot trim. What else will I have to remove, and what do I need to look out for?