Some complications on our vehicles look like trivial but can be frustrating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others even if they are not major will prevent you from using your Citroen C5 Aircross 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 your tank and therefore eventually not be able to use your vehicle. This is precisely why we have posted this guideline, to help you find a quick remedy to your fuel trap problem so that you can use your car in a normal way. To achieve this, we will first try to find out why the fuel door of your Citroen C5 Aircross is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.
Why is the fuel door of my Citroen C5 Aircross stuck?
So we’ll commence our guideline with the source of your fuel trap complications stuck on Citroen C5 Aircross. Take note that this fuel door is generally operated by an electric motor, but in some years or dependent on the options of your vehicle 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. In some instances, it might be the fuel door fuse that is malfunctioning on your Citroen C5 Aircross. So consider examining all these elements one at a time to find the source of your fuel door problem on Citroen C5 Aircross. Go to the next part of this guideline to find solutions to your problem.
What if the fuel door on my Citroen C5 Aircross is stuck?
We are now going to present you one after the other the diverse solutions to each of the causes of a fuel door stuck on Citroen C5 Aircross, already to give you an immediate solution to allow you to put fuel in your vehicle and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this form of issue.
Verify the fuel door fuses
The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Citroen C5 Aircross is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To solve this problem, you need to get your vehicle manual, check which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once established, check the condition and possibly change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Citroen C5 Aircross, do not think twice to consult our guideline to help you fix your problem.
Verify the fuel door control cable
The second possible cause of your fuel door problem being stuck on Citroen C5 Aircross is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To remedy this problem, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example while doing so as you operate 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
Oftentimes, the problem will originate from the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Citroen C5 Aircross. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to replace it, you will have to change the engine, for 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
To conclude, last way to unlock a fuel door on Citroen C5 Aircross, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To achieve this, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and consult your Citroen C5 Aircross owner’s manual for the exact position of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.
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