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2003 ML350 gas cover won't open.

I stopped to get gas and I couldn't get it open. Not the cap, the door that you have to open. How do I manually open it?
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Take a flathead screwdriver and wrap it in Scotch(R) tape. Slowly and carefully pry the door open with thus-modified screwdriver.

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Not sure about your ML 350 - but I'll bet it is the same as my CLK.

You open the trunk, and remove the trim on the side where the filler cap is located. Now you can reach inside and turn a lever that manually opens the fuel flap.
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Do not prize it open! On the ML unlike many other Mercedes the flap does not open in the conventional way. On most you press one end and the other end comes out (like a see saw). On the ML you press one end and that end pops out. You push to open and push same place to shut. Confused me for a while having had an E class before the ML.

Or you have a fault and it has jammed. In which case ignore this posting and follow the others.

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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