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The 2001 NB I traded in had a handy metal clip to hold the gas cap while refilling. The 06 TDI I just picked up today has nothing under the lid to hold the cap but the manual has a picture showing the diesel cap just sitting on the lid handle. Am I missing a piece here I need to contact the dealer about or is there some magic way on the 06's that the cap just sits on the cover handle while refilling? I feel stupid asking such a question but need to know how other 06"s are equipped. Thanks...Michael :confused:
 

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My 02 NB had it missing also-but the holes were there so got the dealer to send me one and fitted it myself.I don't think they take much care during the pre delivery inspection.
 

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how to retrofit a cap holder?

I've just been balancing the cap on the rubber thingy on my '06 TDi. Having a holder would sure be nice. Can any of you pre-'06 owners give us a clue or a pic as to how we might retrofit one on to the bare flap?
 

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Beeble said:
I've just been balancing the cap on the rubber thingy on my '06 TDi. Having a holder would sure be nice. Can any of you pre-'06 owners give us a clue or a pic as to how we might retrofit one on to the bare flap?
Bumping if anyone has any ideas about this. I also have been balancing my fuel cap while filling up the diesel. I don't want any diesel to spill on the paint, and having a little holder would be so nice.
 

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bump again---Anybody? I have also been playing the balance act. there are those notches around the edge of the cap...are those used for something? I have tried hanging the cap in every possible way to no avail....
 

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If the lid arm has the arms, then you can refit the clip...

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Deserion said:
If the lid arm has the arms, then you can refit the clip...
Well, that wasn't 100% clear, but if I decipher this right, there is a holder clip we can get that will attach to the lid? Do you have a part number? Or can you post a photo of it?

Thanks!
 

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bump again---Anybody? I have also been playing the balance act. there are those notches around the edge of the cap...are those used for something? I have tried hanging the cap in every possible way to no avail....
I have a '99 so I don't know how yours fit, but I hook those gas cap notches over the top of the fuel door while fueling...
 

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I was wondering about this too. In the owners manual it says "Hook the filler cap to the top of the filler flap"
no clue?
~Shelly
 

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I think they just left it the same in the manual from the previous years and didnt think about the fact that the '06 door is different shape....
 

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I have to agree with the above. I tried to figure that out yesterday while filling him up for the first time in two weeks (just a BTW)...:)

I figure with the TDi's that you fill up only every so often, it doesnt hurt to just balance it elsewhere. I personally let it hang from the hole onto the rubber mat thing that lays over the paint. Havent had any problems yet.
 

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What I find interesting is my NBC has a little rubber teather that keeps it connected to the car. No need for a holder. I thought all NBs had it. Am I the only one?? Or do you want a holder in addition to the teather?
 

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In addition too. They all have the tether. At least mine does....

Actually yours should have the holder since your door would be square compared to the the '06 models
 

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Grover said:
In addition too. They all have the tether. At least mine does....

Actually yours should have the holder since your door would be square compared to the the '06 models

True that be.
 
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