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Old 06-09-2007, 01:24 AM
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Gas Door Jammed

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum but have had my 5th gen for about 6 months. Im having a little problem with the gas door - I have managed to get the door stuck, I pull the lever and it refuses to open. When I pull the lever its as if its already popped. Is there any way to get it open? Pulling the lever cable doesnt seem to help. I really dont wanna use a screwdriver.

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Stick something under the lever to hold it up, then walk back and try to gently pry it open with a credit card or something flat, stiff, and non-metal. That'll tell you if it's a bad cable/lock, or something's just sticking
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sounds to me like the cable is disconnected somewhere.. when you pull the lever do you here a clicking noise by the gas door? if the answer is no, and as long as you dont have any excessive friction pulling the lever, its probably disconnected from somewhere. i would first try what ^ said. but instead of prying it open, try compressing the lock mechanism inside the door. it sits just below the crease in the body panel on the back side of the gas door. if you get it open. also i would remove the whole lever assembly to see if it didn't disconnect from there. thats the most likely place it disconnects from.
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thanks for the suggestions guys. im trying to get a credit card to depress the lock mechanism, seems like its too flemsy. ill keep working at it, thinking of just tracing the cable back, it acts like its disconnected behind the door at the lock. anybody use something other than a credit card that i can try?

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