Fuel cap flap

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went to put diesel in today and the fuel cap flap wont open. Tried several times with the remote but it just wont open, is their anyway you can open it manually?
 

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Is there a red pull cord in the boot behind the filler cap? I've not thought to look yet on my ML but there was on my previous R Class.
 

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As above, there's usually a pull inside the boot...but behind the trim to release the pin that holds the flap closed.
 
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I will have a look.
 
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Nope, no pull lever, so running out of options. Looked in my owners manual and all it says is "consult an engineer". That would be great but my fuel is on the reserve so driving anywhere is a bit of a gamble. Any help appreciated.
 

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It's not a lever you're looking for ... You're looking for a plastic 'wire/string'
 

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If the 205 is the same as the 204, with the car unlocked I push the back edge of the filler flap inwards and it opens, I don't press any buttons on the key fob - which may well still be in the ignition if herself is also in the car!
 

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If the 205 is the same as the 204, with the car unlocked I push the back edge of the filler flap inwards and it opens, I don't press any buttons on the key fob - which may well still be in the ignition if herself is also in the car!
R230 is the same.
 

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Just read the op again .... as Chris & LK say the remote fob has nothing to do with the filler cap. You press the none hinge end of the cover in & it should then spring open.

I thought you meant the solenoid operated shoot bolt had failed.
 
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Yes the solenoid shoot bolt has failed, and pressing the back of the flap doesn't open the flap. Will have a look in the morning for the plastic wire/string.
 

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My Vw Tiguan has a habit of the fuel flap opening its self. They seems to have a mind of there own as this is my second that does it.
 
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Just like to thank everyone for their input to my dilemma, but you are all wrong and there is no pull cord or button or anything for that matter. Been to Mercedes and the solenoid has failed so require a new one. As Mercedes said about £30 for the part and £100 to fit approx.
I just find it hard to believe that they would put this security measure into the car without any sort of manual release.
 

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Just like to thank everyone for their input to my dilemma, but you are all wrong and there is no pull cord or button or anything for that matter. Been to Mercedes and the solenoid has failed so require a new one. As Mercedes said about £30 for the part and £100 to fit approx.
I just find it hard to believe that they would put this security measure into the car without any sort of manual release.
I actually checked my GLC this morning, as reading your post had worried me. And, like yours, there is no manual emergency release in the boot. It does look as though part of the trim on the right hand side might come away which might expose the workings of the flap release but I didn’t want to start pulling things apart unnecessarily and I’ll keep my fingers crossed I never need to!
 

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without searching your specific car I googled "mercedes manually opening fuel cap", for which a few vids popped up.
 

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Just like to thank everyone for their input to my dilemma, but you are all wrong and there is no pull cord or button or anything for that matter. Been to Mercedes and the solenoid has failed so require a new one. As Mercedes said about £30 for the part and £100 to fit approx.
I just find it hard to believe that they would put this security measure into the car without any sort of manual release.
Nobody is wrong...we were giving advice based on knowledge of our own cars. My previous MBs had a pull cord...the present one has a pin that is pulled. Trim has to be removed. It's a pity your more up-to-date model has gone backwards..but heyho.
 

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If the 205 is the same as the 204, with the car unlocked I push the back edge of the filler flap inwards and it opens, I don't press any buttons on the key fob - which may well still be in the ignition if herself is also in the car!
Yes same with the 212 & 171.
 

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There is a manual release, its a pull tab:

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Located behind the fuse box, near the wing inside the boot trim.
 
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Nobody is wrong...we were giving advice based on knowledge of our own cars. My previous MBs had a pull cord...the present one has a pin that is pulled. Trim has to be removed. It's a pity your more up-to-date model has gone backwards..but heyho.
Didn't mean to say you were all wrong, just the general opinion that there is a manual release, maybe on other models but not mine. Had the whole blooming lining out of the boot and nothing, so ended up at Mercedes.
 

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My fuel cap wouldn't open the first time that I went to put diesel into it after I bought it. There is no remote release to open it. I ended up forcing it and breaking the locking pin. A ball ache to replace it, as you have to remove the rubber shrouding around the fuel filler, which has the rain water, or over fuel drain hose attached to it, which is a VERY tight fit.
 


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