Some complications on our cars look like unimportant but can be bothersome, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not serious will prevent you from using your Audi A3 in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will not any longer have the capability to fill your tank and therefore sooner or later not be able to use your vehicle. This is exactly why we have written and published this content page, to help you find a quick remedy to your fuel trap problem so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To do this, we will first try to discover why the fuel door of your Audi A3 is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.
Why is the fuel door of my Audi A3 stuck?
So we’ll begin our content page with the origin of your fuel trap complications stuck on Audi A3. Bear in mind that this fuel door is generally powered by an electric motor, but in some years or according to the options of your vehicle it is only operated by a cable. Most of the time, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. Occasionally, it can be the fuel door fuse that is malfunctioning on your Audi A3. So think about looking at all these components one after the other to locate the origin of your fuel door problem on Audi A3. Go to the next part of this content page to get solutions to your problem.
What if the fuel door on my Audi A3 is stuck?
We are now going to present you one by one the diverse solutions to each of the causes of a fuel door stuck on Audi A3, already to give you an immediate solution to let you to put fuel in your vehicle and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this kind of difficulty.
Verify the fuel door fuses
The first likely trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Audi A3 is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To fix this problem, you need to get your vehicle manual, verify which fuse box the one you are focused on is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, verify the condition and maybe replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Audi A3, do not hesitate to consult our article to help you solve your problem.
Verify the fuel door control cable
The second likely trigger of your fuel door problem being stuck on Audi A3 is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To solve this problem, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example simultaneously as you operate the fuel door opener. Do not hesitate to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid experiencing again this problem.
Change the fuel door opening motor
Frequently, the problem will come from the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Audi A3. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to change it, you will have to change the engine, to achieve this, you will have to access it from the inside of your trunk, by removing the lining of it.
Use the emergency opening pull in the trunk
Finally, last solution to unlock a fuel door on Audi A3, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To do this, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and consult your Audi A3 owner’s manual for the exact location of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.
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