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Fuel flap not opening

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by aphill24, Apr 4, 2013.

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    [Apr 4, 2013]
    I am having problems opening my fuel flap and I have to resort to using the pull cord which is on the inside of the boot. Once I have released the flap it functions ok but next time I go to fill up I am back to square 1. It will not open by pressing the flap from the outside no matter what. Anyone else had this problem before?
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    [Apr 5, 2013]
    I had the same problem. I found I could open the flap by literally banging the flap at the rear end. If it doesn't open the first time bang again and eventually it opend. Once opened it worked perfectly. However it returned to the non-opening mode next time I needed to open it when I had to repeat the same brutal opening method.

    Good news is it now is working fine. I suspect the locking solenoid mechanism gets sticky but I didn't investigate any further.
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    [Apr 5, 2013]
    Thanks for the reply, I am not sure I want to copy your method of opening it tho :) The pull cord operates fine without the need to bang but I was hopeing for a bit more response to be honest. I will use some wd40 on the switch to see if that helps,

    Thanks anyway
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    [Apr 5, 2013]
    Use your central door locking press lock then open 2 times till you here it klick it opens with that I had same problem
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    With the flap open, when you lock & unlock the car, does the solenoid slide in/out ok properly?
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    [Apr 7, 2013]
    Thanks guy's. It is working fine now. I pressed unlock twice and I could hear the solenoid click into action and when pressing the flap it opened first time. It must have been out of sequence or something?
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    [Mar 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM]
    Holy thread revival! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    I also had intermittent probs with the fuel flap on my 'old' 2009 A4.

    Just wondering whether Audi resolved any issues with the solenoid in the B8.5's
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    [Mar 22, 2015 at 7:14 PM]
    For some reason mine has started doing this lately, tryed WD but still nothing
    So ijust use the pull cord in the boot, I only fill up once a week so not a huge problem, don't love it though
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