Some complications on our cars sound insignificant but can be annoying, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not serious will prevent you from using your Bmw 1 series in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will not anymore be able to fill up your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your car. This is specifically why we have made this article, to help you find a rapid treatment to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To do this, we will first try to identify why the fuel door of your Bmw 1 series is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Bmw 1 series stuck?

So we’ll begin our article with the origin of your fuel trap complications stuck on Bmw 1 series. Bear in mind that this fuel door is sometimes controlled by an electric motor, but in some years or according to the options of your car it is only ran 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 may be the fuel door fuse that is faulty on your Bmw 1 series. So consider examining all these parts one by one to uncover the origin of your fuel door trouble on Bmw 1 series. Go to the next part of this article to find solutions to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Bmw 1 series is stuck?

We are now going to show you 1 by 1 the diverse solutions to each of the motives of a fuel door stuck on Bmw 1 series, already to give you an immediate solution to let you to put fuel in your car and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this form of problem.

Verify the fuel door fuses

The first possible cause of a stuck fuel door on your Bmw 1 series is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To resolve this trouble, you need to get your car manual, verify which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, verify the condition and maybe change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Bmw 1 series, do not hesitate to seek advice from our guideline to help you fix your trouble.

Verify the fuel door control cable

The second possible cause of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Bmw 1 series is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To resolve this trouble, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example at the same time as you try to open the fuel door opener. Do not hesitate to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid reproducing this problem.

Change the fuel door opening motor

Oftentimes, the trouble will result from the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Bmw 1 series. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to change it, you will have to change the engine, to do so, 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 Bmw 1 series, 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 read your Bmw 1 series owner’s manual for the exact area of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.

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