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K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Buick
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Experience:  ASE Certified Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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The fuel tank door wont open, Yes it is my mother in law

Customer Question

The fuel tank door wont open
JA: How has your mileage been lately? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: Yes it is my mother in law car
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: Is there a lever i need to use?
JA: What year is your Buick?
Customer: 2011 buick regal
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes tried to tap door wont open
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No not my car
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Customer: Car works fine seems door is stuck
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

There's an actuator for the fuel door that you can get to by removing the inner trunk panel, it's #15 in the picture below.

You can test to see if it's bad using a test ligth on the 2 pin connector. It should light up when the switch is pressed.

Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Here's the picture

Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I was just wanting to follow up and see how things went.