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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12th December 2007
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If it's anything like the Laguna, then you have two choices.

1) Remove the interior trim on the fuel filler side. You should be able to see the locking solenoid, and there may even be a small handle to manually override it.

2) If the filler flap is plastic, then just pry it open, taking care not to mark the paint. I've had to do this before now when the flap wouldn't open at motorway services, with nowhere near sufficient fuel to get me to where I needed to be, and on a tight deadline. I did it on the basis that if I damaged the car, work would have to pay As it was, I was surprised how easy it is to open the filler without doing any damage.
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