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C5 Fuel Flap

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C5 Fuel Flap

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Post by frenchcarnut » 14 Jun 2011, 19:25

Has anyone come across the fuel filler flap that protects the filler cap springing out? The spring beneath the rubber cover seems to stay in place for a second before popping out and pushing the flap out. Most annoying!

Perhaps there is a seized locking pin? I can’t even see how to get to the assembly. From behind by removing the boot trim I suppose (grrrrr)

Cheers in advance for any thoughts

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 15 Jun 2011, 17:28

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Post by Citroenmad » 15 Jun 2011, 18:24

Earlier C5s, to around 2003-ish, have a locking fuel door which locks with the central locking. There is a pin which slides out to lock the door, this can stick in the open or closed position. Its a good idea to lubricate it on a service.

Later C5s after around 2003 have a fuel door which you have to push and it then clicks into place in a spring loaded clip, push it again and the door pops open. The fuel cap itself is opened with the key on these later cars and the door does not lock with the central locking.

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Post by frenchcarnut » 17 Jun 2011, 20:06

Citroenmad wrote: Earlier C5s, to around 2003-ish, have a locking fuel door which locks with the central locking. There is a pin which slides out to lock the door, this can stick in the open or closed position. Its a good idea to lubricate it on a service.

Later C5s after around 2003 have a fuel door which you have to push and it then clicks into place in a spring loaded clip, push it again and the door pops open. The fuel cap itself is opened with the key on these later cars and the door does not lock with the central locking.

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