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Fuel filler door release cable

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Hi all-


I was looking for info on opening the fuel filler door.  Just received this car(99 911) and it has no owners manual of course and I want to know how to release the cable.  Is there a pull cable in the front trunk area?



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If I have your question correct there is no cable.  When you lock your car there is a pin that is engaged by a solenoid to lock the gas filler door.

In thinking about this I would take your key fob over to the filler door and push down on the door while unlocking the doors.  Also, see if you hear any noise

coming from the gas fill lid area.  The pin is in front of the filler opening.


Also, check your fuses...  Will your key fob lock and unlock your doors?  I looked on the fuse layout and didn't see any fuse specific to doors and fuel door.  If you need to check your fuses then I would try the "alarm" fuses, B8 Alarm Control Module and E1.  The fuses go from top to bottom, 'A' row on top, then 1-10 left to right.  The fuse panel is located on the driver's side kick panel in the footwell.


I hope you're able to figure this out...

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Search engine will be your friend. 

Threads on this one I believe. 

My car had a flimsy plastic emergency cable at right side inner door jam.  It broke off, of course.  I made my own emergency tool with a coat hanger which is neatly stored in right door handle pocket. 

Hope this helps. Cheers. 

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ok thanks for the responses but I am somewhat confused still.  So when the car doors are unlocked, the fuel door will be "unlocked" or be able to be opened? Mine is able to be opened now and the door does not sit flush( I think there is a grommet or bumper missing).  I have never locked the car up and tried the fuel door.  I can open up the F.F. door and see some sort of release cable.  


Also I looked for a search feature and could not find, new to the site obviously☺

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1 minute ago, judgejon said:

Ps:  filler flap is only locked when car is locked.  Otherwise just push on right side of flap to open.  There is no push and release type latch like on Bmw. 

ahhhh ha, OK this makes sense now.  I will check out the feature tonight.  Thanks so much everyone?

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Well, I wasn't aware that there was an emergency cable for the gas fill door.  Speaking of emergency cables, I took my trunk cable and routed through the inner aluminum bumper and attached it to the plug cover the towing eye.  I know where it is and easy to get to.

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Thanks everyone.  I locked my doors last night and found that the fuel door is locked.  I will look for the manual pull cable tonight.  Now to adjust the door itself so it sits flush with the body lines, I think it is missing a grommet or a rubber bumper.


I am learning something new daily about this car.  I will be posting and researching more issues in the future.

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