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Charging Door Won't Open
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Author:  TomHoulden [ Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charging Door Won't Open

eegolf wrote:
I tried to pry the interior panel, but you have to take apart all of the trim surrounding the panel, and I don't have any tools. Any other tips?

Don't waste time like I did on the interior panels, there is NO access there.

Access is via the wheel-well liner. It has 7 Torx-head screws. An Allen key fits, & is required for clearance if you don't remove the wheel to allow space for a Torx screwdriver handle. HOWEVER, I could still see NO way to open the charging door, even though I'm quite mechanical (I once built a Ford 5L from scratch & installed it in a 240z with a 5-speed & Torsen diff).

If I had been able to, I would have tried to remove the lock, leaving it unlockable, but it's not as if anybody can steal the electrons!

FYI, my FIAT 500e has an emergency release inside the hatch. It's just a little pull-cord, but maybe that's why the car's the same price, even though it's inferior in nearly every other way. LOL!

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