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Hi guys,

I have the remote filler flap on my corolla, however geting it to open is a hit and miss affair, sometimes it will pop upen with a pull of the lever, sometimes it takes a lot of fiddling, swearing and can be a right nuisance when the petrol station is full!!!

Is there a way to adjust this?

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You'll find that the cable is stretched slightly after years of people hanging all their weight on it when grabbing the the lever like there's no tomorrow.

a quick fix is to undo the lever bracket mountinb bolts slightly and get someone to pu**** forward with all their might whilet you re-tighten the bolts, you can soak up about 1-1.5mm of play, that should be enough for a while, after that its time for a cable shortening exercise.... :(

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You'll find that the cable is stretched slightly after years of people hanging all their weight on it when grabbing the the lever like there's no tomorrow.

a quick fix is to undo the lever bracket mountinb bolts slightly and get someone to pu**** forward with all their might whilet you re-tighten the bolts, you can soak up about 1-1.5mm of play, that should be enough for a while, after that its time for a cable shortening exercise.... :(

Is it just wound (steel) wire cable. Like a bike brake cable?

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Tell me about it, I was on my own, so i pulled the cable, walked around to the pump no joy, so I repeated until I had formed tracks in the forcourt!!!

!Removed! embarrasing, and a pain in the butt, was also hit with the thought of prising it open with my key, so desperate was i for petrol stood in the sheeting rain GLAD I SAW SENSE and didnt

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ok....dudes.....this is a regular problem.....the cable should be fine.....heres what to do......get flap open......get some Wd-40 and spray the hinge....work the hinge and then check the flaps spring (small and black thing) is there....they have been known to drop off

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