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I tried to put gas in my STS today and using the button in the glove compartment only works sometimes, so i usually use the wire in the trunk!

But today it was impossible to get the door open...the lock seems to have frosen and as i tried to open it with the wire in the trunk i broke the wire :o

Any suggestions how to open the door withhout a crowbar?

The tank is almost empty!

Roger

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WOW.

I suggest:

use a hair drier to warm up the cap area. I don't believe that will be dangerous.

although the wire broke, you still have the electrical button that should work once it's defrosted.

ALSO

how is your fuel filler line: ) you May have water in the tank

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Park the car with the fuel door facing south (on a sunny day).

Apply alcohol or a de-cing fluid to the door and latch mechanism.

Focus a heat lamp on the door and latch mechanism.

Move to the Mediterranean. :rolleyes:

Jim

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I had the same problem last year in cold weather, the fuel door release just clicked and the door didnt pop... I had to pull the cable pretty hard and feared it would break, now I know my fear was justified. If I recall, I pulled the cable while, I used a credit card to pry the door

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If i dont get it open today, i must open it with a crowbar and buy a new lock at the junkyard! I really hate this cold and icy winter :angry:

A crowbar, :o that'll leave a mark, :lol: Oh come on you must be imagining the cold, we have global warming, :lol:

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If i dont get it open today, i must open it with a crowbar and buy a new lock at the junkyard! I really hate this cold and icy winter :angry:

A gallon of warm water will do the trick.

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If i dont get it open today, i must open it with a crowbar and buy a new lock at the junkyard! I really hate this cold and icy winter :angry:

A gallon of warm water will do the trick.

The problem I have with pouring warm water is that it can quickly freeze

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;) Update!

I got it open today!

I dont have any garage my self so i called the gasstation where i live who also have a wash station, parked the car there for an hour and disconnected the lid solenoid that goes to the tank!

The wire didnt break but it did fell off the solenoid, so i just grabbed the wireend that goes into the solenoid it the lid popped out!

Cleaned the lock and used WD-40 on it,so now its good!

I need to replace the solenoid because it was corroded in the bottom where the wire enters..probably also why it doesnt open when i push the button in the glove box!

I checked at Rockauto but i couldnt find any, its marked with the numbers 03544792 and 5074 C2, i dont think thats a partnumber!

Do you guys know what partnumber or what the part is named?

Check pics! (The two pics to the right)

Roger

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Park the car with the fuel door facing south (on a sunny day).

Apply alcohol or a de-cing fluid to the door and latch mechanism.

Focus a heat lamp on the door and latch mechanism.

Move to the Mediterranean. :rolleyes:

On a sunny day?? :)

Its almost never any sunny winterdays here no more! And i cant wait until the summer,need gas now! ;)

Roger Martinsen

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If i dont get it open today, i must open it with a crowbar and buy a new lock at the junkyard! I really hate this cold and icy winter :angry:

A crowbar, :o that'll leave a mark, :lol: Oh come on you must be imagining the cold, we have global warming, :lol:

Lol..yes,global warming my a..! This winter has been the coldest winter in maybe 15 years here!

Roger Martinsen

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Hi!

Maybe I found what you're searching for... click: http://www.compnine.com/index.php?name=03544792

The price is high and I don't know how shipping works to Europe. The good thing... it's under 150 Euro so you won't have to pay for duty, only taxes (don't know how much you have in Sweden, Austria has 20%)

Oh and yes, that was the part number you found on the actuator :)

Winter in Austria has also just begon, now we have -4 C and snow, but the Seville is a good winter car, I could drive a road hill-up where a VW Passat, Honda Civic and Nissan Primera got stuck and had to drive backwards... don't know how my heavy car can do this but it works.

Chris

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Hi!

Maybe I found what you're searching for... click: http://www.compnine.com/index.php?name=03544792

The price is high and I don't know how shipping works to Europe. The good thing... it's under 150 Euro so you won't have to pay for duty, only taxes (don't know how much you have in Sweden, Austria has 20%)

Oh and yes, that was the part number you found on the actuator :)

Winter in Austria has also just begon, now we have -4 C and snow, but the Seville is a good winter car, I could drive a road hill-up where a VW Passat, Honda Civic and Nissan Primera got stuck and had to drive backwards... don't know how my heavy car can do this but it works.

Chris

Thank you Chris!

I have never heard of that webpage before, perfect with exploded view diagrams :D Are this company located in the USA? So its called actuator! It was a bit expensive, but i will check with the local junkyard if they have also!

Thank you Roger

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I found the webpage when I was searching for diagrams.. I don't know anything about this company, but if you type in an OEM # you will find the part... worked everytime I had to search for something.

I also found http://www.buygmpartsworldwide.com/ when I was searching for a control arm. They are located in the US and deliver to Sweden as well. I've never ordered anything there, so I cannot tell you if it works just as good as at Rockauto.

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Hi!

Maybe I found what you're searching for... click: http://www.compnine.com/index.php?name=03544792

The price is high and I don't know how shipping works to Europe. The good thing... it's under 150 Euro so you won't have to pay for duty, only taxes (don't know how much you have in Sweden, Austria has 20%)

Oh and yes, that was the part number you found on the actuator :)

Winter in Austria has also just begon, now we have -4 C and snow, but the Seville is a good winter car, I could drive a road hill-up where a VW Passat, Honda Civic and Nissan Primera got stuck and had to drive backwards... don't know how my heavy car can do this but it works.

Chris

Heavier car = better traction. I know my caddy is a tank in this snow...too bad I can't drive it right now. :(

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  • 2 weeks later...
;) Got my actuator today that i bought on Ebay from a seller named TD-Cadillac located in North Canton,OH,USA!

Installed it and now it works as it should again!

Roger

That is good.

It is always nice when things work as they should. :D

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