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Old 12-16-2017, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default 318ti fuel tank metal flap wont close

Hello Everyone, I've recently come across an issue on my newly purchased 318ti, the metal flap underneath my gas cover wont completely close. Initially after returning from the gas station everything was fine, gauge showed tank to be full, but when I returned to the car this morning, gauge read empty, even though the tank is completely filled. Upon closer inspection, I noticed the metal flap was slightly ajar. I also noticed a pin that seems to be connected to this flap extremely loose, I feel like i can completely remove it. Has anyone experienced something similar, I havent tried playing with the pin as I dont want to do anything stupid on this new car. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

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Just a quick update on the issue, it turns out fuse #46 is the culprit, I've tried to replace the fuse, but each time has resulted in blown fuse. I will look over the schematic, to see what other systems are affected by this fuse. My guess, from looking at other posts, is that theres a short somewhere due to bad wires
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Good luck! Sorry I can't help, never had this issue.
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Just a quick update, everything is working now, i traced the short to a loose brake light. Once screwed tight, and with a new fuse, everything worked as it should.
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