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
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;
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.
Untouched, but still steaming