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Old 10-26-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
euro930@comcast.net
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850 fuel door release????

went to fill my fuel tank earlier this week..unlocked the doors so that
the fuel door cover would release and got out of car to open and
fuel.....door would not open....went back and locked and unlocked and
tried again. nothing changed...door remained locked....played around
with the door for a few seconds and locked and unlocked a couple of
times and tried the door again. it released. so, what's going on here?
what's the normal problem? the fix? i know many of you have faced this
before...it's a '96 850 glt...usa version.

regards

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Old 10-26-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 850 fuel door release????

You didn't mention whether you had a sedan or wagon. In my 97 850
wagon, there is a plastic panel on the inside of the rear right hand
side tail light that can be removed. Inside there, there'll be a wire
that can be pulled to manually unlock the fuel door.

I'm finding, however, that it keeps locking itself and I have to do
this procedure on a regular basis now. Does anyone know how to stop
this from continuously happening?

Regards,

Han.

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 850 fuel door release????

<han_chung@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm finding, however, that it keeps locking itself and I have to do
> this procedure on a regular basis now. Does anyone know how to stop
> this from continuously happening?


This happened about three years ago in my '95. I pulled the wire and it
opened. Unlike yours, however, it has never locked itself up again.

cheers,

Henry
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 850 fuel door release????

euro930@comcast.net wrote:

> went to fill my fuel tank earlier this week..unlocked the doors so that
> the fuel door cover would release and got out of car to open and
> fuel.....door would not open....went back and locked and unlocked and
> tried again. nothing changed...door remained locked....played around
> with the door for a few seconds and locked and unlocked a couple of
> times and tried the door again. it released. so, what's going on here?
> what's the normal problem? the fix? i know many of you have faced this
> before...it's a '96 850 glt...usa version.
>
> regards


the vehicle is a sedan; i had heard there was a "release" accessible from
inside trunk...what i am trying to determine is what might be the
mechanical cause/fix.....i know it must be a small electro mechanical
switch that goes back..just trying to determine what generally is cause and
fix.

regards


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Old 10-29-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 850 fuel door release????

I have a 96 850 sedan and have had the same problem. My solution was to
remove the trunk side panel, remove the unlocking mechanism, lubricate the
worm screw with a little light grease, spray the connector with WD40 and its
been working great for 240000 miles. You can also replace the locking
mechanism but a little maintenence worked fine for me.
Hope this helps
<euro930@comcast.net> wrote in message news:4360246D.82932DAD@comcast.net...
> went to fill my fuel tank earlier this week..unlocked the doors so that
> the fuel door cover would release and got out of car to open and
> fuel.....door would not open....went back and locked and unlocked and
> tried again. nothing changed...door remained locked....played around
> with the door for a few seconds and locked and unlocked a couple of
> times and tried the door again. it released. so, what's going on here?
> what's the normal problem? the fix? i know many of you have faced this
> before...it's a '96 850 glt...usa version.
>
> regards
>



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