Some concerns on our automobiles seem trivial but can be irritating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not significant will prevent you from using your Citroen C1 in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no more be able to fill up your tank and consequently eventually not be able to use your vehicle. This is exactly why we have written this content page, to help you find a quick solution to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to figure out why the fuel door of your Citroen C1 is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Citroen C1 stuck?

So we’ll begin our content page with the origin of your fuel trap concerns stuck on Citroen C1. Take note that this fuel door is quite often operated by an electric motor, but in some years or dependent on the options of your vehicle it is only ran by a cable. In most cases, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. Occasionally, it might be the fuel door fuse that is defective on your Citroen C1. So think about looking at all these components one after the other to discover the origin of your fuel door trouble on Citroen C1. Go to the next part of this content page to get answers to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Citroen C1 is stuck?

We are now going to present you one at a time the different answers to each of the motives of a fuel door stuck on Citroen C1, already to give you an immediate solution to enable you to put fuel in your vehicle and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this kind of difficulty.

Check the fuel door fuses

The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Citroen C1 is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To solve this trouble, you need to get your vehicle manual, check which fuse box the one you are focused on is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, check the state and possibly change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Citroen C1, do not think twice to consult our article content to help you solve your trouble.

Check the fuel door control cable

The second possible cause of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Citroen C1 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 simultaneously as you try to open the fuel door opener. Do not think twice to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid reproducing this problem.

Change the fuel door opening motor

Very often, the trouble will originate from the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Citroen C1. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to replace 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 treatment to unlock a fuel door on Citroen C1, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To get this done, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and read your Citroen C1 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.

If you need more guides on the Citroen C1, go to our Citroen C1 category.