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E462005 10-26-2012 04:48 PM

Fuel filler door
I've searched on here about the fuel door actuator. My fuel door doesn't shut when I try to push it to close. I have to hold it in so when I lock my car the pin holds it shut. Now whenever I unlock my car the fuel door just pops open. Any one have any ideas as to what this is? I can post pics if anyone wants to see what Im trying to explain.

MJLavelle 10-27-2012 04:06 AM

Pics would help, because your explanation is a little confusing.

cityjohn 10-27-2012 04:46 AM

Classic BMW issue. Caused by the squiggly wire spring next to the hinge. That spring is the only thing that holds the door shut; the actuator just secures it from being pulled by a thief. Over time the spring weakens, at which point you just go the dealer (they're less than a dollar) and you're back in business.

GLOK1132 10-27-2012 04:50 AM

Just a worn out spring, really cheap from dealer and really easy to replace.

cityjohn 10-27-2012 04:50 AM

Here's more info including pic and part no.


E462005 10-28-2012 03:47 PM

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That's how it stays opened.

E462005 10-28-2012 03:47 PM

Also sorry for taking so long to post pics

E462005 10-28-2012 03:49 PM

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The locking pin works just fine, whenever I lock the car. But I have to push it and hold it so the pin locks it.

E462005 10-28-2012 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cityjohn (Post 14850789)
Here's more info including pic and part no.


Ok Thks, that helped out. So that is what I have to change then.

E462005 11-30-2012 04:34 PM

Update on my fuel filler door problem I change that little spring on the right side and it's working perfect thanks guys

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