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1999 New Beetle-- gas cover release wont open gas cover. When

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1999 New Beetle-- gas cover...
1999 New Beetle-- gas cover release won't open gas cover. When I pull the release lever, I ear a whirring, but the cover doesn't open (even if someone holds he lever while I try to "pry" the cover open. Do you have any suggestions? Is there a manual release?
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You will need to open the rear hatch and remove the passenger rear taillight assembly to be able to get access to the cable to release the fuel door more then likely the cable is bad and will need a new one. To remove the taillight there is a access panel that you can remove in the passenger trunk trim to remove the plastic nut that holds the assembly remove the nut the pop the assembly out then you will see the cable. I hope this helps.

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If the cable is bad, will there still be a way for me to open the cover manually?
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 7 years ago
The cable is more then likely stuck that the actuator cannot even freeze it up. Once you get to the cable you can manually pull it and it should release these are common to fail.

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