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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: UK Car
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My petrol cap won't open, but central locking bust and

Customer Question

my petrol cap won't open, but central locking bust and cannot find release
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: no, everything else ok
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: polo 2001
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yep, cannot afford garage. tried all combinations of doors locked/unlocked, searched boot
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: electric window driver side not work,
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Eric replied 11 months ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.

Hopefully you have resolved the issue but if not, you can usually open the fuel filler door with a credit card or a putty knife by slipping it between the door and the body and prying the door back and then out.

For a permanent fix, I will need the last 8 of the vin number to pull the schematics.