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    Default HELP PLEASE...!! Fuel flap wont open

    Just been to put some petrol in vectra and the fuel flap wont open, got back home and managed to knock the locking pin back so with the fuel flap open i locked and unlocked the car and the locking pin will come out but wont go back when car opens, the pin doesnt appear to be jammed as i can manualy push it back, anly help greatly appreciated, cheers Lee

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    Might be stating the obvious, But, Have you unlocked all the doors via the central locking.

    The fuel flap wont undo if only the drivers door is unlocked.

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    yes mate all doors are unlocked

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    How about spraying some wd 40 in the pin area to free it/ lubricate it.

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    This may / may not be of some use to you:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...73#post1289673

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    i suppose i could give it a try but as i said the pin is moving back fine when i push it, it doesnt seem to be catching on anything

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    you need a new fuel flap motor fella as this motor fires out that pin and retracts it when you lock and unlock the doors there is a manual release in the boot too
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    you need a new fuel flap motor fella as this motor fires out that pin and retracts it when you lock and unlock the doors there is a manual release in the boot too
    Yeah? Where's that fella?

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    i'll have to get one orderd then, cheers for all the help and info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meady View Post
    Yeah? Where's that fella?
    behind the trim in the boot on the fuel flap side bud
    VXR IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR THRILLS !



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