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Fuel Filler Flap (door) Sticking - is there a cable to lubricate or something? More and more, experiencing difficulty getting to door to open. I have a 2000 Beetle.
 

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This is a common problem in the early New Beetles. The cables get stiff or kinked and won't pull the latch open. Mine hasn't worked since the car was 3 years old. All the interior trim on the right rear has to come out to replace the cable. I just removed the clip that holds the latch in place and pushed it back into the fender. The flap will stay closed by itself without the latch.
 

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Mine got the same problem too

Fuel Filler Flap (door) Sticking - is there a cable to lubricate or something? More and more, experiencing difficulty getting to door to open. I have a 2000 Beetle.
:(:( Mine is 2006, got the same problem too. Sometimes, I have to pry it manually.:mad:
 

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Mine was stuck too it turn out that the fuel actuator motor inside gear was binding up with the motor. I took it apart and now works like new. This what it looks like inside uploadfromtaptalk1362810840609.jpg

sent from DROID. 2001 NB 2.0 manual Cyber Green
 

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:D Great job !
How did you fix it after you took the motor out?
All i did took the plastic gear out and put it back in and hook power up and have someone hit the button while i watch to see it moves before put it back together :)

sent from DROID. 2001 NB 2.0 manual Cyber Green
 
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