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Old 05-23-2002, 07:23 PM
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Found little pin in my Gas tank...WHAT?

I was getting gas tonight and I found a tiny little pin next to my gas tank. It's on the left side, (side of the gas-crevice frame) it's just a tiny black thing that was sticking out and i couldn't close the tank until I just pushed it in. I have no idea what it is or if it's supposed to be there.

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Old 05-23-2002, 07:30 PM
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The lock, maybe?
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Old 05-23-2002, 08:13 PM
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that pin is to lock ur gas tank cover

i would guess that you hit the lock button on the key after you opened the gas door...
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Old 05-24-2002, 10:32 AM
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Re: Found little pin in my Gas tank...WHAT?

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Originally posted by 330Guy
I was getting gas tonight and I found a tiny little pin next to my gas tank. It's on the left side, (side of the gas-crevice frame) it's just a tiny black thing that was sticking out and i couldn't close the tank until I just pushed it in. I have no idea what it is or if it's supposed to be there.

any idea?
It's the deadbolt for the gas door. When you lock your car, the deadbolt pin comes out.
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Old 05-24-2002, 10:42 AM
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Re: Re: Found little pin in my Gas tank...WHAT?

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It's the deadbolt for the gas door. When you lock your car, the deadbolt pin comes out.
Yup, tis true
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Old 05-24-2002, 08:20 PM
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Chris, check your car and let us know if the pin for the gas tank was missing so we could solve this mystery !!
 

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