Mine is 2006, got the same problem too. Sometimes, I have to pry it manually.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.
Great job !
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 togetherGreat job !
How did you fix it after you took the motor out?