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Driver door and gas door won't open, Yes and low mileage,

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Driver door and gas door won't open
JA: How has your mileage been lately? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: Yes and low mileage
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2008 x5
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2009
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The valet opened the door but then couldn't open it when he dropped off the car
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

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I would check all fuses specified for central locking on your fuse card if you have not.


if no fuses are blown then this is likely a control module fault. you can attempt to reset it by unhooking the vehicle battery for an hour. if the issue remains, a new module may need to be fitted.


in the meantime, you can use the manual release for the fuel door to access the fuel filler. here are the instructions to do so:


Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
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