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Re: Modus Fuel Filler Flap will not open

Hi I had this problem on our 2004 Modus 1.6.
I replaced the release mechanism.
It is a small electric motor inside the black box with a worm gear that extends the black plastic "pin" to lock the flap.
Ours seized so could not be released manually.
There is no mention of a release option in the user hand book because there is no dedicated alternative in the above circumstance.
As the worm gear and electric motor are sealed in the black "box" WD40 would not penetrate.
The replacement involves careful release of three trim panels.
Once you have access to the mechanism the exchange of new for old is very easy.
I assume that you low mileage ( average 2000mls per year ) has contributed to the initial problem.
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