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Author Topic: Fuel cap flap won't open  (Read 13804 times)

Offline i7555p

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Fuel cap flap won't open
« on: June 24, 2014, 01:23:26 PM »
Help!!   The flap over the fuel filler cap won't come open, we cannot hear any solenoid moving when locking and unlocking the car. 

Another problem which might be related to this is that remote control key has also stopped working, I have replaced the cell in the key fob withno change. The central locking does work from turning the key.

Is the fuel flap solenoid accessible from inside the car, behind the trim?

Regards

Ian

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Fuel cap flap won't open
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 05:30:15 PM »
There is normally some kind of mechanical release for the filler flap in case of malfunction but it needs Chris/Greg or another Mk3 Galaxy owner to confirm this. Does it mention anything about it in the owner's handbook?

As a side note, if you've changed the batteries in the remote key but it's still not working you may need to reprogramme the remote fob- normally the handbook has the procedure for this.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 05:34:39 PM by insanitybeard »
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Offline i7555p

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Re: Fuel cap flap won't open
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 10:30:41 PM »
Fuel cap flap working again.  Removed the access panel o/s rear then the foam panel behind it to gain access to the lock motor, moved it about a bit then it worked!  The detaches from the filler assembly by means od a rubber bayonet type arrangement. At least if it gets stuck again  then I know how to take it off.

Picture of the motor hanging down and the inner cover removed.
2575-0

As for the key fob, it still doesn't work, strangely when it stopped it was sudden, the old car use to become intermittent as the battery ran down. 

The handbook only says that the key can be reprogrammed, it doesn't say how other than call the dealer.

Regards

Ian
« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 10:33:42 PM by i7555p »

Offline gregers

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Re: Fuel cap flap won't open
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 10:59:38 PM »
its found on page 33, ;)
glad you got it sorted, :)


GENERALINFORMATIONON
RADIOFREQUENCIES
CAUTION
The radio frequency used by your
remote control can also be used by
other short distance radio
transmissions (e.g. amateur radios,
medicalequipment,wirelessheadphones,
remote controls and alarm systems). If
the frequencies are jammed, you will not
be able to use your remote control. You
can lock and unlock the doors with the
key.
Note:
You could unlock the doors if you
press the buttons on the remote control
unintentionally.
The operating range between your
remote control and your vehicle varies
depending on the environment.
PROGRAMMINGTHE
REMOTECONTROL
Youcanprogrammeamaximumofeight
remote controls to use with your vehicle
(includinganysuppliedwithyourvehicle).
Programminganewremote
control
1. Insert the key in the ignition.
2.
Cyclethekeyfromposition
0
to
II
and
then back to
0
four times in quick
succession (about once a second).
3. Removethekeyfromtheignitionand
press any button on the remote
control.
4. Reinsert the key and turn to position
II
then
0
. Remove the key and test
the remote control to confirm
programming has been successful
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Offline i7555p

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Re: Fuel cap flap won't open
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 01:17:50 PM »
Thanks Gregers,

You instructions for reprogamming the keyfob worked!   I'm pretty sure that those instructions are not in myhand book, but I have print out in the glove box now.

Regards

Ian

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Re: Fuel cap flap won't open
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
Page 35 in my book, edition Oct 2011 :)
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

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