laylin

Petrol filler cap won't lock

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Hi everyone, I have just purchased my first Jag, a lovely 2004 model but have noticed that the filler cap does not lock, it looks like to retaining pin has sneered off......any advice?

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im guessing its the flap that locks??

might sound stupid but you know it only locks when the car is locked and i think there is a delay from when the doors are locked to when the flap locks...

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Hi Leon and welcome to the club.

 

I'm guessing that the bit of plastic that connects to the flat metal springs has broken.

 

I have just been out to my s type on the drive and had a good look, and see that it can wear.

 

Mine does lock when the car is unlocked  ---   maybe I have not allowed for enough delay, or maybe the s type is not that sophisticated.

 

I will take a photo of my filler cap and post it on the site.

 

Peter.

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Hi, thanks for this. The pin that can be seen between the two springs has broken; can this be a DIY or is it a trip to a main dealer

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Hi Leon,

 

I think that it needs a new part.  There does not seem to be a way to remove the filler from outside, but I think you have to take off the boot lining to do so.

 

If you can locate the fixing screws, it could be a relatively easy job, providing you can source the part.  Rimmer Bros is a good place to look and they are in Lincolnshire.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Peter.

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