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Broken fuel cap locking pin

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by tuffy, Dec 30, 2012.

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    Hi all
    i noticed yesterday that the pin that slips acros the back of the fuel flap to lock it is broken! It's just wobbly a loose, like something has come adrift.
    Any one had this happen? I'm guessing it's a wheel off wheel arch lining out to see what's happened type of job??

    Thanks for reading
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    If I remember correctly Paul, it's a boot trim out kinda job haha.. The rod is just attached to the end if a solenoid, so could well have come adrift.
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    Yes, Arrkon is right. The mechanism is inside the boot, concealed behind the side trim.
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    Arrrr i see. I have the Bose system, so is it a case of removing that first to get to the solenoid????
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    Sorry; not having Bose, I don't know.
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    If the Bose sub is on the same side as your filler cap, then yes mate.
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    Thanks. Its never straight forward is it!
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    Lol, audi design features... Haha
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