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451 Fuel Flap Solenoid

Modification Details




To remove the fuel flap solenoid, you have 2 options. You can take the rear panels off or leave them on.

Rear Panels Removed

If the panels are off, it makes it easy.



Open the filler flap.



On the back edge are 2 clips.



They are very easy to push in by hand.



Lever the back edge outwards...



...and remove it from the car.



There are 3 clips, 1 on the front and 2 on the back. Pull back the single clip and...



...lift the motor upwards.



You can then lift the motor clear.



To install a new one, just clip it in place.



Not Removing The Panels


Remove the side skirt on the same side of the car as the filler flap mechanism.
Then remove the 2x Torx25 screws from just in front of the rear wheel.



Pull the front of the edge of the panel away from the car so is disconnects the clips all the way up.



Reach behind the panel and disconnect the electrical connector for the fuel flap motor.



There are 3 clips, 1 on the front and 2 on the back. Pull back the single clip and...



...lift the motor upwards.



You can now pull the flap lock motor from the car.


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