Fuel tank lid door does not open on 855 TDI

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by franz47, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. franz47

    franz47 Guest

    855 TDI 1997. After a few days with freezing temperatures I wanted to fill the
    2/3 full tank. The door over the lid did not open. The car´s manual explained
    how to get access to the lever near the right back lower lights to manually open
    the lid, I will do it during daylight time. But I wonder whether that has to do
    with the low temperature? Or is it a faulty damper motor. I could not find info
    on the VADIS or Haynes manual how to get access to the damper motor. How is it
    accessible and how should I test electrically whether voltage supply and motor
    function are ok? Could it have to do with manually locking doors?
    franz47, Dec 23, 2007
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  2. franz47

    Wooly Guest

    Is it possible that the fuel door is frozen closed? When I lived in
    more northly climes this was frequently a winter problem for me with my
    old remote-open Ford. A bit of WD-40 sprayed all around the door plus a
    couple of good thumps usually got it open.
    Wooly, Dec 23, 2007
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  3. franz47

    franz47 Guest

    Problem solved.
    One really has to pull hard to get the floor cover off. The security device
    causes more problems than fuel theft might cause. I think the time of stealing
    fuel from car tanks is over in the EU...
    franz47, Dec 24, 2007
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