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I can't get the door to the gas tank to open. Lever in trunk

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I can't get the door to the gas tank to open. Lever in trunk not working. 2005 Toyota Avalon
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: Yes
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm trying to figure out were the fuse box is
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 10 months ago.

Hello, in most cases this is because the spring that pushes the door open is broken, have someone pull the release lever while putting slight pressure between the car body and the fuel door, a thin screwdriver or piece of wood, check the release spring a piece is probably broken off, the Toyota dealer can sell you a new one and install it for you or you can do it yourself.