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Fuel flap won't unlock

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bengal, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. bengal
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    [Apr 28, 2012]
    My central locking pump has stopped working and I won't have my replacement until later in the week but I need to refuel the car.

    Is there a release for the fuel flap? I've had a look and can't see one anywhere, the flap is locked and I can't get it to unlock due to the pump.

    Or will I have to use my manual release which is a hammer and chisel.

    Any help appreciated.
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    [Apr 28, 2012]
    If you open the trim on the righthand side in side the boot you will find there is a plastic manual release cable inside that opens the flap its buried in there so you will have to dig for it but its defo there and a better option than a hammer and chisel lol
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    [Apr 28, 2012]
    Always wondered what that release cable was for.
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    Cheers Vrbob I've found it now and I can leave my hammer an chisel alone lol.
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