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    hi came back to my car after been not used for a week and fuel flap would not open ended up forcing it open to fill up.when i got home when you lock car the pin that locks cap shoots out but wont shoot back in again when unlocked .i have tried a new lock and it does exactly the same ,all other locks work ok
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    sorted 7.5 amp fuse blown in boot of car

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    Probably blew if lock rod seized owing to corrosion, dirt etc. !!

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    Your lucky, theres a solenoid that controls the locking mechanism, it went on my old mans previous astra, and vx wanted £200 to fix!!!

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    Default alternative way to open fuel flap

    If the fuel flap sticks as "pidge" stated is there no alternative way to open it apart from forcing the flap open?

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