Re: Fuel door release button doesn't work
Unbelievable! I have been driving around for 2 months waiting to get my Jeep in the shop for it's first oil change and have the fuel door release looked at. Tired of opoening the hatch and pulling the manual cable at the gas pump. I even called a tech and asked if there was a fuse for the actuator. Told "no". Told never heard of the fuel door not working and mine "was the only one".
Took it in yesterday for oil, rotation and to have the fuel door looked at. Service advisor let me know he might not get to the fuel door since it was Saturday and only had one tech who did electrical systems. He acted a little put off. When I bought the Jeep one of the big selling points was that they had weekend service. I brought up that the fuel door might just be a fuse or relay, he shot that suggestion down hard and said it would be "way more than that" and wanted me to leave it all day which I agreed to. I was at least thinking they could find out what was wrong and order the part to save me an extra trip. FYI, there is NO diagram or reference for the fuel door release fuse anywhere.
Pick up the Jeep, oil and rotation were done. Told needed to order a fuel door release button, not sure how long it would take. Got in my Jeep and the TPMS wouldn't pick up, told it needed service. Literally still sitting at the dealer, they took it back and had the tech look at it. I could see them with the liftgate open, never the hood. Final verdict: They had no idea why the TPMS was not working and it was "offline". They did a "system reset" and still wouldn't work. Needed to order a new TPMS module, not sure how long it would take.
Woke up this am, looked up the TPMS fuse, M29, checked it and it was blown. Replaced it, now not only does the TPMS work but so does my fuel release door. They are both on the same fuse evidently.
Moral of the story, you can have all your fancy diagnostics but they can't evidently tell the tech when a fuse is blown. Don't know why the TPMS never had an error code until now if the fuse was blown the whole time unless the fuel door button started working on its own. Guess I could pull the fuse and see if it still works.