*FIXED* fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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*FIXED* fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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hi,

servicing my 2006 fjr, the fuel fill door lock is stuck/frozen.

don't wanna break a key, placed white lithium on key, inserted into keyway, no joy...

presuming the actuating lock on underside and inside tank has crud on it, tried to take fuel fill door off, no joy as door MUST be open to remove 1 retaining bolt.

uugh...

anyone had similar issue?

any ideas, other than complete new fuel tank?

tia,

dana
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Re: fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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You'll need something penetrating, a creeper. PB Blaster, Kroil, TriFlo, even WD40 might help. And try pushing down on the lid really hard while wiggling the key.

And just to be sure, a stoopit question.... you sure you have the right key? Have you tried more than 1 key? Not being insulting but if you ever dealt with my wife, you'd know why I have to ask such things.
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Re: fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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rbentnail wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 6:51 pm And just to be sure, a stoopit question.... you sure you have the right key? Have you tried more than 1 key? Not being insulting but if you ever dealt with my wife, you'd know why I have to ask such things.
same key started fjr moments earlier...

have original factory key hidden on bike, will try that one... thanks

your wife could be kin to lisa w/iron butt... she bails out riders IBR thinking they've lost something, but hadn't
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Re: fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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Remove the whole assembly #24 by removing the screws #25/#26 that hold it to the tank. see what is happening on the backside.
You can likely break the latch mechanism free from the back it probably isn't the lock cylinder that is stuck but rather the latch assembly.

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I would first try a lock deicer/lubricant.
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Re: fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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FIXED!!! factory key, pb blaster, pressing VERY firmly down allowed the latch to retract after several tries.

fully disassembled and cleaned mechanism...

reassembled and works like kinda new...

thanks all.

dana
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Re: *FIXED* fuel filler lock stuck/frozen

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Awesome! One I hadn't heard of.
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