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#1 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 03:34 PM
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My wife just went to get gas in the '90 325i and the attendant could not open the flap to get to the gas cap. Never been a problem before, and there is no inside-the-car release or lock of any kind - it just normally lifts open. Any ideas?? PS...it's on "Empty"!
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I spoke with a BMW service tech in the Boston area. He told me that even though there is no inside release, there is a lock on the flap so that when the car is locked, the flap locks as well. We have had a couple of isolated occasions lately when the central locking system has not worked properly- doors won't lock some times, other times won't unlock - so it's most likely related to that. He told me that by removing the back side trip piece through the trunk, I'll be able to find a cable that will release the door.
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