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How to: Scenic I - Central locking fuel cap motor

OK - after the ominous grinding / whirring noise when closing, opening or driving over 6mph to activate the anti hijack locking I decided to be pro-active and actually fix the petrol cap central locking motor before it failed when I had no petrol. Genuis eh?

It really was simple to do too. All you need (in this order)

One cup of coffee
10 minutes
One torx screw (T-20 if you're getting technical)
17mm socket spanner
One new (or one from a scrapyard like mine) motor

First off, make a nice cup of coffee.

Secondly, marvel at how clear the boot actually is

First things first. take out the bulb/bulb holder before it gets hot!

The first two torx screws to remove are on the right hand side as you look into the boot.

Slide off the speaker cover (gently ease it out with a flat blade screwdriver)

Same again with the 'bottle holder' (bottles? I wish - it's now an umbrella holder...)

Next (and last two) cheeky screws are here;

and here;

Ease the whole lot forward, but unhook the speaker wire before you rip it out totally!

Next you need the 17mm socket to remove the seat belt holder

Once this is out, you can see the motor in situ...just...

Next, keeping the 17mm in hand (oh er) you need to unscrew from the fuel cap

There she is, ready to be swapped

Old and new

Fitting is the reverse of the above. And look - it honestly took 10 minutes.

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