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Acess Fuel Door Actuator


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  • 2 months later...

I haven't actually done this, but I guess it's simply a matter of removing the right front wheel ( for ease of access) removing a number of self tapping screws holding the plastic wheel arch panel in place, then putting your hand up inside the fender (wing) to feel how it is mounted . I don't reckon it's a big job, and the locking mechansim is not expensive. Here in Europe it's only about €27 which is probably about $35.

Donie

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have you tried to manually unlock the fuel door lock mechanism. I believe the instructions are in the manual. Just open the passenger door and pull on a ring and the door will unlock. I know your trouble is trying to lock the fuel door, but the locking rod is probably just jammed

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  • 3 weeks later...

I tried to get to the actuator the other day, I removed the right front wheel then removed the big black piece (splash gaurd). I could barely see the little actuator which is being blocked by some black tank. I spent about an hour trying to get it to with no success. So I just ended unpluging the actuator and no more noise coming from it anymore when I lock the car. I think you I have to remove the fender to replace that thing. I can't think of any other way.

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  • 4 months later...

Alienz

I had a similar problem with noise coming from the fuel door when I locked the car. And then, soon afterward, I discovered that when I unlocked the car, the fuel door remained locked. I was in a bit of panic, how do I fuel my car? I read the manual and discovered the release ring is provided for such emergencies. I pulled the ring and the fuel door opened, however, the ring came away because the attachment point between the ring and cable broke. I fueled up OK, but when I got home I made the mistake of locking the car. I discovered the fuel door was again locked and would not unlock. Lucky for me I had a full tank of gas. I went to the dealer the next day and they fixed it by going up through the wheel well. It was all on warranty. I would caution anyone using the emergency cable release, to pull very gently because the cable is not attached to the ring in the most sturdy fashion.

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  • 11 years later...

I have a similar issue.  My can was backed into while parked late last year so I had to have the fender replaced on the passenger side.  I had to take the car back multiple times because while the paint looked good there attention to detail was very poor.  Needless to say I found another issue....when they put the fender back on the car they did not put the manual pull cable back through the fender inside the door jamb.  I don't want to have to take it back to the body shop because they are far from the house and frankly aren't very good.  Is this something that I can do myself without having to take the fender off?  Any step by step instructions or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks again!

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1 hour ago, AR_Groundzero said:

I have a similar issue.  My can was backed into while parked late last year so I had to have the fender replaced on the passenger side.  I had to take the car back multiple times because while the paint looked good there attention to detail was very poor.  Needless to say I found another issue....when they put the fender back on the car they did not put the manual pull cable back through the fender inside the door jamb.  I don't want to have to take it back to the body shop because they are far from the house and frankly aren't very good.  Is this something that I can do myself without having to take the fender off?  Any step by step instructions or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks again!

 

This was done on a 996 but the 986 Boxster is exactly the same...

Replacing the Gas/Fuel Door Actuator

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