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Anyone every had this issue? The charging flap will not open. Tried locking and unlocking car multiple times, multiple unlock button pushes, nothing. The little red cable inside the hood unlocks a stuck charging plug, but I don't think it has anything to do with unlocking the flap (I tried pulling it). Any thoughts?
 

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I'll answer my own question and post a "how to", assuming that others will experience this joy as well. This is far easier than taking it to the dealer. Of course this might happen again and not be a permanent fix...but I'll have to wait and see.

- Make sure your actually have a problem first! Unlock car at least 3 times, etc...
- First photo: insert a flat head screwdriver into the gap on the side of the flap (rearmost) to lever it open, making sure you're levering against the arm holding the cover and not the plastic cover itself. Also use a rag where the screwdriver will touch your car. Lever, but not that hard, it'll pop open
- Second photo: in my case the plunger separated from the door and was still in the hole (not pictured). A little wiggling and it popped out. If your plunger is still attached to the door, stop here. Grease it, hope it doesn't happen again.
- Third photo: To reattach the plunger, assuming it popped off the door, insert a screwdriver in the hole (arrow) to push down a tab. You can then slide the flap door towards the back of the car/towards you. For those of you who have had door handles fall off, this flap is attached the same way.
- Fourth photo: Using an M6 star driver (ideally), rotate the plunger mount counter clockwise. It'll then separate from the arm. Pull the rubber boot off, reattach the plunger (it just clicks on), and re-install the boot.
- Fifth photo: it's all back together, grease it, and it works. At least for now.
 

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Reads like the locking mechanism (the hole where the stick/plunger goes in to) is where the fault lies.

Check under hood fuse box #1 (left side of car) for a 5 amp (tan) fuse in #1 position. Make sure it is good and making good contact.
 

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OK my charging port door is stuck today. I tried to follow the explanation above but I felt like I was forcing it and I was going to break it or scratch the paint or some disaster.

Checked the fuse but the numbering is different from the manual. Some of the fuse values seem different too so I did not really go there as I did not want to check them all.

The mechanism seems to operate as I can hear it when I lock or unlock.

Any other tips before I take it in tomorrow?
 

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No guaranty on this. Push in on the door as you lock the car with the fob. You should hear the door locking mechanism operate. Continue the pressure on the door. It may not move. Unlock the car. You may feel the door go in farther. If you do, release the door and hopefully it will pop out. If it doesn't open, then I recommend taking the cat to the vet for surgery.
 

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I do have the same problem, checked all your remarks, did all that was recommended but the one to break it carefully. Now I am in the workshop of the dealer and have a guess what the mechanic did do? He used hand and screwdriver like Piekas in the forum suggested. Apparently this happens more frequently as spareparts where available. Also the mechanism has been improved according the workshop .... ;-)
 

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Thanks for the “how to”. Worked perfectly. Just saved me a trip to the dealer and who knows how many days without the car. Still will ask the SA if there is an updated kit.
 
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