Petrol cap

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My Name: Mightydoc

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Help, my girlfriend has just drove home her new c3, we go to fill up and petrol cap won't unlock any suggestions?
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Hello Mightydoc

Did you manage to unlock the fuel cap?

You say 'new' C3, so I assume is 2012 model as the old models you just put the key in the lock and turn the key.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 200000
Trim Level: LX
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: Steering wheel on the right

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Just had this problem iin my wife's 2004 C3.

Key will not turn in the petrol cap so can't fill with fuel.

Other than jamming in a screwdriver, are there any other suggestions?
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
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The key and/or the lock in the fuel cap are probably worn. Locksmith or master locksmith should be able to re-construct a new key. I have found the keys that you get cut from the guys who do shoe repairs are not very reliable.
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