Some problems on our cars seem to be unimportant but can be annoying, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others regardless if they are not major will prevent you from using your Honda Insight 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 as a consequence in the long run not be able to use your vehicle. This is exactly why we have created this content page, to help you obtain a rapid answer to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your car in a normal way. To achieve this, we will first try to discover why the fuel door of your Honda Insight is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.
Why is the fuel door of my Honda Insight stuck?
So we’ll start our content page with the source of your fuel trap problems stuck on Honda Insight. Remember that this fuel door is sometimes powered by an electric motor, but in some years or based 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 cases, it could be the fuel door fuse that is faulty on your Honda Insight. So think about checking all these elements one after the other to discover the source of your fuel door trouble on Honda Insight. Go to the next part of this content page to find solutions to your trouble.
What if the fuel door on my Honda Insight is stuck?
We are now going to describe you 1 by 1 the different solutions to each of the causes of a fuel door stuck on Honda Insight, 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 kind of trouble.
Check the fuel door fuses
The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Honda Insight is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To fix this trouble, you need to get your vehicle manual, verify which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, verify the state and maybe replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Honda Insight, do not hesitate to have a look at our 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 Honda Insight 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 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
Very often, the trouble will be caused by the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Honda Insight. If the hatch is blocked, 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
To conclude, last way to unlock a fuel door on Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight 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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