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HELP-Can't Open Gas Door - FROZEN

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I can't open a gas door from the inside in my Camry 2003.
When I pull the lever nothing happened.
It's frozen. Can't fill my gas tank.
Wnat should I do?
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Get someone to pull the release lever inside while you pry it open outside ? Maybe the hinge..?
Try some hot water. Douse it slowly with a bucket of hot water. It should open. You can also try another obvious thing; park the car so that side of the car is facing the sun. It helps a bit. If you have access to electricity or can get the car to some place that has electricity, try a hair dryer.

and check for obvious ice forming over the cover...that's what happened to mine...I had to chip all the ice/snow off first before it would open
pee on it to melt the ice?
pee on it to melt the ice?
LOL but what if the only result is frozen pee on the gas filler door and you have to drive it like that, argg :barf:

Im with Mike G, use a hair dryer or a heat gun for about 20 or 30 seconds. The cable housing may have frozen water or moisture inside of of somewhere.
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