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gas filler door emergency latch


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Noticed today that the gas filler door puller that sits inside the right front door frame was broken off and laying on the bottom of the frame. Long thin plastic line was also broken off apparently at both ends. No idea when this might have happened. On older 911's if the cable release broke the trick was to open the filler door with a length of strong test thick fishing line.

Has anyone ever replaced this emergency line? If so, advice would be appreciated. Surely it can be done without taking the body of the car apart.

Part # information would also be appreciated.

It's amazing to me that this plastic pull ring and attached plastic line are just so cheap. I'm surprized not to find this situation addressed in the DIY forum, but I'll double check over there just to be sure.

good holidays, happy Christmas, to all...

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Judge, the actuator is pretty cheap at about $50 (likely less from Sunset) and can fail (I just replaced mine). You will need to remove it to replace the release anyway, so you may want to consider replacing it at the same time. All in all, it's an easy job, but the working area is tight as described in Loren's DIY.

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Happy Christmas to all, esp those who see this on Christmas eve.

this is just for a laugh, adding to stories of temp repairs with duct tape, etc.

Not being particularly mechanical, and afraid of attempting the excellent diy info put together by Loren,

and appreciating the sound prophylactic advice from Tanny, and generally sharing his philosophy of advance problem prevention,

I resorted to cutting a coat hanger, making a temp/emergency puller, and stashing it in the door pocket.

I did a few odd repairs on my old '79, but I'm just scared to do too much to the 996. I think both the car and I are oversensitive types.

Ok, stop laughing now. "Ho ho ho" to all, and.... cheers,

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