Welcome Guest. ( logon | register )   
FAQ Member List Albums Today's Posts Search

PointedThree :  Vans, Trucks, SUVs and Other Forums : G-Class : HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

Page 2 of 2 12
HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door
Topic Tools Message Format
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 6:23 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

RE: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

SW Michigan. i know there is no fuse there but is there a fuse that might be causing the issue? i cant figure out any other reason other than mechanical breakage
#240807 - in reply to #240806
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 6:28 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

meaning in the main fuse box under the glove box. is there one there that could be causing the problem?
#240808 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 7:06 PM
DUTCH
Administrator Doppelgänger




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: US, GA, Atlanta
Vehicle(s): 2000 G500 NMLE, 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI
Posts: 9775
5000
Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

gm2000 - 6/30/2019 6:28 PM

meaning in the main fuse box under the glove box. is there one there that could be causing the problem?


Not if you cannot open it with the manual pull behind the trim panel.

Also, where in SW Michigan. Please complete your My Profile with that info. I'm originally from GR & Holland.
#240809 - in reply to #240808
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 7:08 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

didnt know it was required. updated. so my only choice is to file off the lock pin with a hack saw blade or rip off the door? Does that about cover it?
#240810 - in reply to #240808
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 7:27 PM
DUTCH
Administrator Doppelgänger




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: US, GA, Atlanta
Vehicle(s): 2000 G500 NMLE, 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI
Posts: 9775
5000
Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

gm2000 - 6/30/2019 7:08 PM

didnt know it was required. updated.



It's not required; but if you'll look, you'll see that 99%+ of the participants here include it in their profile. It helps us to get to know you better and make better recommendations when it comes to parts and service.

#240811 - in reply to #240810
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 6/30/2019 9:02 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

so any other suggestions??
#240812 - in reply to #240811
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/5/2019 7:56 AM
Inkblotz
Expert




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Georgia
Vehicle(s): 90 300GD "Thundering Turtle II", w/ 603A turbo
Posts: 3065
2000
Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

The locking pin is at the top of the door. I have had success using 2 thin screwdrivers. Slide the blade in one side with the flat of the blade laying against the top of the door. Push it firmly against the pin and leverage it up. The pin will move up a tiny bit. Then as you continue to hold it in place position the second screwdriver in the same manner and begin leveraging it up. Obviously once you have the second screwdriver pressed firmly against the pin remove the first screwdriver. Continue doing this till the pin is clear of the door. Then quickly push the door open.

Mark
#240819 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/8/2019 1:11 AM
AlanMcR
Expert




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: US, CA, Los Altos
Vehicle(s): G300DT E300DT 230SL
Posts: 3432
2000
RE: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

Just noticed this.  What happened when you pulled on the release strap? 

Did you rattle the gas flap a bit as you pulled on the strap?

#240820 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 5:22 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

nothing happens. no movement at all. no wiggle no sound.
#240827 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 5:22 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

yes rattled the door.
#240828 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 6:38 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

thanks inkblotz will try that
#240829 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 6:57 PM
Inkblotz
Expert




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Georgia
Vehicle(s): 90 300GD "Thundering Turtle II", w/ 603A turbo
Posts: 3065
2000
Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

Did you try what I posted?
#240830 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 7:04 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

not yet i just read it. been off line a while. thank you i will try it though.
#240831 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 7/10/2019 7:04 PM
gm2000
Member


Date registered: Jun 2019
Location: Saint Jseph MI
Vehicle(s): 1999 g320, 240gd
Posts: 10

Re: HELP !!! Cannot Unlock Gas Door

impossible to find a good service person on these trucks around here.
#240832 - in reply to #86954
Top of the page Bottom of the page
« View previous thread :: View next thread »
Page 2 of 2 12
Forum Jump :
All times are EST.  The time is now 12:19:08 PM.

Execution: 0.609 seconds, 104 cached, 9 executed.