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#1 bdean

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

I've just inherited a mini. Maybe I'm being stupid, but I can't seem to get the fuel cap off. It will lift slightly and spring back.

 

The car came with 3 keys. The largest of the silver keys kits in the lock but won't turn. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough?

 

Any ideas?

 

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#2 Anthony30

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

The middle key is for the fuel cap. Put the key in, and turn it left, whilst holding the cap, and not allowing it to turn with the key. :highfive:



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

yep as above, the left key is for ignition, middle for the petrol cap and the right is for the doors and boot.

 

They can be very stiff.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

I've had to get brutal with a few caps this year. The caps can be removed(as a last resort) with a plain screwdriver in the lock

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

Dribble some lube into the lock and leave it for a few hours. Then repeat. Then try and open it.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

I've had to get brutal with a few caps this year. The caps can be removed(as a last resort) with a plain screwdriver in the lock

 

Had to resort to the screw driver! No way it was going to come off without snapping the key. Anyway at least it is off now so that I can drain the fuel and finish removing the rear subframe. 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:24 AM


I've had to get brutal with a few caps this year. The caps can be removed(as a last resort) with a plain screwdriver in the lock

 
Had to resort to the screw driver! No way it was going to come off without snapping the key. Anyway at least it is off now so that I can drain the fuel and finish removing the rear subframe. 

At least it's off! Now to buy a new one




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