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I've had the car for 2 days and went in for my first fill up and the damn gas tank wouldn't open!!! I pulled the lever and nothing! Any Ideas? I am gonna go check it out some more now....blahhhhhhhhhhh!

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I think there is a lever in the trunk that enables u to manually open the gas tank..It looks like a cord sticking out on the side of the spout, and probably has a tag on it to determine what it is.....I have seen it in many cars, im sure yours has it..
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Shoofin',

Thanks for the tip, tried to access it through the trunk but there's no way to get to that area. Any IS owners got any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
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are u sure you've lift the gas lever all the way up? i would try again, and gently pull up until you here the lid pop open. Remember GENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!! NO FORCE


Originally posted by A-Train:
Shoofin',

Thanks for the tip, tried to access it through the trunk but there's no way to get to that area. Any IS owners got any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Train


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I just traded in my 97 Mazda Millenia S and when it would get cold the gas cover would sometimes stick, so what I had to do was push in cover in like your closing it and then pop the cover with the lever. Once I got it opened, I sprayed a little wd-40 on it. Hope that works for you
 

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Try banging it with a hammer, or just force it open with a crow bar... Just kidding - dont do that really


Try pushing it in lightly while pulling up on the release handle (you probably will need some help unless you have the wingspan of shaq).

[This message has been edited by hurricane (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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Went to the dealer tonight and got it fixed. THe spring was bent or something (new car?) and they replaced it. Just to let you all know, there is no backup lever in the trunk on either the IS300 or ES300 as per the service man. Mine was just a fluke and as long as that's the only thing wrong with my car, and its now fixed and good as new, the car's a keeper! Lexus service is the best!

On a side note, major head turning quotient at the gas station at night with the SBM. This dude with in a Benz stopped to ask me what the name of the color was coz he's fixing up an old El Dorado. SBM is amazing at night and I love how it looks different in different lighting.

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