Re: stuck fuel door
Terry Kangas wrote:
> I can't get the fuel door on my 1988 XJ6 to open, and of course the fuel
> tank is almost empty. I've been told there is an inside release for the
> door. Can anyone tell me where it is located? And what is the probable cause
> for this. Actually I know what the cause is, I left it sit outside in the
> rain for a week while I was out of town. It gets real cantankerous when I do
> that !!
I can't tell you exactly, could be electrical or physical problem (there
must be a solenoid or small motor that works off the door lock system).
If you open the trunk and remove the upholstery from the left (driver)
side, you should be able to see the mechanism and maybe you can figure
out a way to disengage it. You can probably troubleshoot it while you
have access to it, too, by disconnecting the harness and applying 12v
and ground to the appropriate pins in the connector. If the harness
connector is wet or the pins are corroded, perhaps the electrical signal
is not getting through to disengage the lock; or, perhaps there's rust
on something in the mechanism that slides or pivots.
I. too, have problems when my 89 sits on the rain, like a trunk full of
water and an engine that won't start. I'm working on the starting
problem (ignition, I'm fairly certain), but I still haven't figured out
how the water gets in the trunk.