I can't open my fuel cap. The switch is on the door next to switch for trunk. Switch moves but it doesn't open. What can I do?
In side the trunk there should be a small cable that says fuel door
Pull on that and door opens
yep! and if still stuck shut a little pry with a screwdriver will spring it,while pulling
I wouldn't try the screw driver method... I had a similar problem on my '01 Jetta GLX and it ended up being a blown fuse #14 (10 amp). #14 runs the trunk and fuel door release, sunroof, key fob, window & mirror switches.
On my '03 Passat Wagon, I did not see a manual release cable. I suppose the cable is more easily seen in the sedan. Or maybe it doesn't exist in my model. I inspected fuse #14, and it appeared intact; however, when I put the fuse back into its socket, the fuel lid opener did work, so it looks like the fuse had become badly seated (oops, I had not checked any of the other items that depend on fuse #14 to verify). The lid opener is not listed in the fuse guide; nor does the owner's manual mention which fuse it depends on. That made this thread a huge time saver for me. THANK YOU.
I have had that issue when I purchased my VW Passat 2016, First you have unlocked all door then push fuel cap from outside
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