How to open the fuel filler flap (and unlock the fuel cap)

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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
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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How to open the fuel filler flap on...
How to open the fuel filler flap on a Citroen C3

The video shows how to open the fuel filler flap on a Citroen C3 2002 - 2009 models.

The fuel filler flap when opened reveals the fuel filler cap.
The fuel filler cap is locked into position and requires the ignition key to unlock.
With the fuel filler flap open, the fuel filler cap unlocked it can be removed and stowed on the hook.

To open the fuel filler flap and unlock the cap of a Citroen C3:
  • Put your finger in the raised area of the filler cap on its right side
  • Lift the fuel filler flap with your finger (there is very little resistance)
  • With the fuel filler flap fully opened, insert the key into the lock
  • Turn the key a quarter of a turn, anticlockwise to unlock the cap
  • The fuel filler cap with the key can now be removed
  • Stow the fuel filler cap with its key on the hook of the cover
You can now re-fuel the car

To lock the fuel cap and close the Citroen C3 fuel filler flap:
  • Firstly remove the cap from the hook and place it into the fuel filler neck.
  • Turn the key to lock the cap in position.
  • Remove the key from the cap
  • Hinge the cover to the closed position.
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