I have a 1971 VW Super Beetle with the pull cable to open the fuel door. The pull handle came off with the metal pin. How can I fix it and for now get it open so I can get gas!

20

Asked by Aug 13, 2014 at 09:35 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The pull handle broke away with a 2" metal pin. Inside the hole I can see the end of the cable. There's a rubber grommet or piece on it.

3 Answers

41,185

If you can still see the cable, I would get a small pair of needle nose vise grips and see if you can get a bite on it. If you can, try to get a couple wraps around the pliers, then try to get a bite on the curl. Hopefully, that will enable you to pull it hard enough to open the door. Start checking ebay for a replacement cable.

Best Answer Mark helpful
20

Thank you. I appreciate the answer to my problem

20

Another question. I receiced my new release cable with handle from ebay today. Could anyone explain exactly how to take the ole one out and install the new one? Thanks

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Super Beetle

Looking for a Used Super Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 31 nationwide Super Beetle listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Super Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    150
  • #1
    red74beetle
    Reputation
    150
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
219 Great Deals out of 7,594 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
705 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
276 Great Deals out of 20,688 listings starting at $2,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.