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Gas cap door won't open. Starts fine, not a gas hog at all.

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Gas cap door won't...

Gas cap door won't open

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Starts fine, not a gas hog at all

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

330ci 2001

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 330ci yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, not tried anything yet, don't want to force it open or do damage

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BMW Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 22 days ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer

there should be an emergency / manual release cable pull inside the trunk ?

however this obviously not a permanent fix and these cars are prone to corrosion of the contacts / damaged wires so the lock actuator won't operate

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BMW Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 13 days ago

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