Changing fuel filler cap

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Alex L, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Alex L

    Alex L Active Member

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    The tether perished so I've bought another filler cap from Mercedes, no idea why they didn't fit it during the service but that's another issue.

    How do you remove the tether from the filler door, I've put a pair of pliers around it but it just split the plastic? I suspect it's just a case of pulling it harder.

    Car in question is a 2011 C63 estate, if that makes any difference

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  2. MancMike

    MancMike New Member

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    Like most body panel clips, it'll just pop off. Get something with a lever under it to pull it out straight to reduce the risk of damage.

    Also give inside there a good wash, it's safe to pressure wash in there, the filler cap forms a water tight seal and that drain hole is there for a reason.
     
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    Alex L

    Alex L Active Member

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    thanks, will give that a try. It's the other half's car and usually only cleaned when it goes for a service. I'll give it a treat this weekend and clean all of the drain holes.
     

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