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Old 29th November 2017, 07:25 AM
daandaman daandaman is offline
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Default Fuel filler door popper

So I have had the S8 in for some small corrosion repairs and one panel that got resprayed is where the fuel filler door is.
I did most of the disassembly and assembly myself, but one of the workers of the shop did the fuel filler door.

Now guess where I have an issue.

The problem is that when I press the fuel filler door release button, it definitely actuates the lock, but the door doesn't 'pop' open. The door and the lock move smoothly.

Since the mechanism is so simple, I suspect that there must have been a spring somewhere that I have previously never noticed when it was still working properly because I wasn't looking for one.

I did a thorough inspection and I think there is just one location where maybe a flat leaf-spring could have lived; right inside the locking part (item 5), pushing against the 'thing that the lock slides into which is attached to the door'

https://audi.7zap.com/de/rdw/audi+a8.../8/809-809090/

Could someone confirm? I now have to stick a bank card between the car and fuel filler door to pre-load the door, then walk back to the passenger door to press the fuel filler door release button which is highly annoying and not good for my new paint.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 08:17 AM
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Have you resolved this?

Iíll have a look at mine today and post a photo if I spot anything obvious.

Is taking the car back to the Bodyshop for them to resolve not an option?
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Old 2nd December 2017, 01:10 PM
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Photo as promised. Does look like there is a brass spring in there.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 06:44 PM
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Thanks mine is missing that part. Ordered new popper, price wasn't bad
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