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post #29 of (permalink) Old 3rd October 2012
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Thumbs up Re: Modus Fuel Filler Flap will not open

The same thing happened on our 2005 Modus tonight. Following the instructions in this thread, I managed to manually release the lid. Initially, it would not re-lock, just like with many others here.

What I did was to go berzerk with WD40 with the physical pin on top of the fuel cap that locks the fuel lid, and along with a few prayers I sprayed WD40 all over the solenoid as well.

Just like things typically tend to start working after a sufficiently liberal application of WD40, this did the trick tonight also. The pin consistently locked and unlocked at least twenty times over.

Thanks for this tips early in this thread and the clarification by Mr. Rose. Disaster averted for now.
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