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some turnip

has broken the locking mechanism

on my filling flap.......

i have managed to source another one.

are they an easy fit?

please bear in mind i am as good at

mechanics, as jordan is at keeping

husbands.!!!!!!!

regards

johnboy

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Removing the lock itself seems pretty simple. Just a case of removing the L/H wheel arch trim in the boot and locating the back of the fuel filler cap. The filler flap lock disengages with a clockwise turn and a pull.

The fun part would be tracing the cable through the car and back to the release handle. It's not difficult removing trim, most of it's press on catches and clips etc. But it can be time consuming.

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Removing the lock itself seems pretty simple. Just a case of removing the L/H wheel arch trim in the boot and locating the back of the fuel filler cap. The filler flap lock disengages with a clockwise turn and a pull.

The fun part would be tracing the cable through the car and back to the release handle. It's not difficult removing trim, most of it's press on catches and clips etc. But it can be time consuming.

wow....

that seems like a whole load of work.

its only the locking catch on the inside of the flap thats broken

could i not just replace that.?or the flap?

regards

johnboy

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I'm not sure if the locking catch and the cable assembly can be disassembled. I suspect you'll have to do the lot, sorry.

Regarding the flap, that's even worse to replace. It's riveted to the bodywork so the old rivets have to be drilled out and replaced.

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I'm not sure if the locking catch and the cable assembly can be disassembled. I suspect you'll have to do the lot, sorry.

Regarding the flap, that's even worse to replace. It's riveted to the bodywork so the old rivets have to be drilled out and replaced.

ok today have found time to fit a new catch to the petrol flap.

but now it locks, and will not open........

everything is connected and 'working'so what am i missing here.?

i managed to open it by hooking up a bungee cord to the release lever

which pulled the pin in, i then removed the catch again to stop it relocking.!!

is there a spring that pushes the flap out so it doesn't relock??

advice please

regards

johnboy :unsure:

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