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Old 11-23-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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Well, after discovering my car has a fuel door lock last night and wondering why it doesn't work, I got the following results:

I took the unit apart and managed to get the the pin to come out and say "hello." It retracted normally when I hit unlock on my key fob but would not come back out again. I lubed it and it would pop out and retract one or two times. It'* almost as if it'* getting caught on something. I can hear and feel it trying to release and spring back out. With only 26K on the car, I'm surprised it doesn't work--heck, it didn't even work when I got the car with 13K miles. Common failure?

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i have heard people mentioning that theirs is intermittent, as mine is as well. i never want to spend the time on such a useless (imo) feature... I have heard that re-lubing them yielded good results for others
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Was the fuel door lock an option, cause my car does not have it
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i have heard people mentioning that theirs is intermittent, as mine is as well. i never want to spend the time on such a useless (imo) feature... I have heard that re-lubing them yielded good results for others
Yah, it'* not a huge deal but I suppose it would eliminate the occasional idiot from walking by your car and pouring something down your filler tube because he'* having a bad day. Kind of like my old Camaro back in high school. Some punk was having a bad day so the two Camaro'* in the lot (hood release in the grille) had their spark plug wires crossed! Nice. Luckily I was able to sort them back out fairly quickly. Ah, high school. Those were the good ole days.

I'll keep messing with it.
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