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Fuel tank flap lock..............

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by chocolatedog, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. chocolatedog

    chocolatedog Regular Member

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    Hi again.
    Has anybody changed the cable that operates the lock on the fuel tank flap? Z3 2.8 - (cable from central locking solenoid to tank flap)
    Can just feel the solenoid through the neck hole but wunder how to get to it to replace the cable....................
    Thanks in advance
    Mike :ymblushing:
     
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    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Not sure if you have heard of the BMW TIS Online repair manuals or not, but it may be in here somewhere

    http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/e36/ (Scroll to bottom to find the Z3's)!
     
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    chocolatedog Regular Member

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    Bit the bullet and started stripping....................
    Just in case anybody needs to change this cable,not bad job,took about 3/4hr.
    Remove drivers side rear wheel,remove the plastic inner wheel arch,the solenoid assembly
    can be seen tucked away up in the wing,remove the 2 small nuts and drop the solenoid for easy
    access to the cable,remove cable clip then the cable.
    Fit new cable and route around the wing arch,re-assemble in reverse order.
    Job done................................
    Mike :)