Some concerns on our automobiles seem unimportant but can be irritating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others regardless if they are not significant will prevent you from using your Fiat 500 X in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no longer have the capability to fill your tank and as a result ultimately not be able to use your automobile. This is exactly why we have created this content, to help you find a rapid remedy to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your car in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to identify why the fuel door of your Fiat 500 X is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Fiat 500 X stuck?

So we’ll start our content with the origin of your fuel trap concerns stuck on Fiat 500 X. Realize that this fuel door is often operated by an electric motor, but in some years or according to the options of your automobile it is only controlled 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 could be the fuel door fuse that is defective on your Fiat 500 X. So consider verifying all these parts one at a time to uncover the origin of your fuel door trouble on Fiat 500 X. Go to the next part of this content to get answers to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Fiat 500 X is stuck?

We are now going to describe you one by one the different answers to each of the motives of a fuel door stuck on Fiat 500 X, already to give you an immediate solution to allow you to put fuel in your automobile and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this sort of problem.

Examine the fuel door fuses

The first likely motive of a stuck fuel door on your Fiat 500 X is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To fix this trouble, you need to get your automobile manual, verify which fuse box the one you are focused on is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once found, verify the condition and perhaps replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Fiat 500 X, do not be reluctant to have a look at our content page to help you fix your trouble.

Examine the fuel door control cable

The second likely cause of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Fiat 500 X is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To fix this trouble, 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 try to open the fuel door opener. Do not be reluctant 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 manages the opening of the fuel door of your Fiat 500 X. 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 way to unlock a fuel door on Fiat 500 X, 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 browse your Fiat 500 X 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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