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Old 02-26-2008, 06:22 PM
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Disclaimer: I've never had that problem, so I'm basically making this up...

Peel back the carpet/trim stuff in the trunk so you can see where the cable goes into the latch. I bet there's a way to disconnect the cable; pull it out. It looks like the latch pin is actually attached to the end of the cable (#5).

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:13 PM
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Yes JimBlake is correct, you can peel back the trunk liner and see the cable plunger where it hooks into the gas lid housing.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:15 PM
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What climate do you live in? Did you get your car washed recently? I live in MN and washed my car, the next day I went to get gas and had the same problem, figured out that water seeped around the plunger and froze.

If it's not that, after peeling the carpet back it's fairly easy to see whats up with the plunger.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:23 PM
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I think like the others say that the cable is the issue but maybe this will give a quick way to check it out. I had a '94 Mitsu 3000GT and I had the same problem. What I had to do was take an old credit card bend it in half to make my own little spring tab. I would then put the two folded ends in the fuel door and then I would pull the lever and it would pop open. I suppose I could have found a new spring or tab but I was lazy.
Just a thought to check out.
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