First off, I couldn't find a forum category that fit my question specifically, but if anyone can point me to it, that would be great.
Anyway, I realized this morning that the fuel door to my 2003 GTI wouldn't unlatch. So I dropped it by the dealer - it was the closest service station and I was just about out of gas (perfect storm) - and they said that the actuator which unlatches the door is broken. They wanted almost $500 to fix it! So anyway, I told the guy to just pop it open and leave it like that, and I would deal with it later.
-Anyone know if there's a way to manually pop the fuel door open if it gets latched again. I plan on rigging the latch with some tape, but just in case that fails I'd like to know if I can still get it open somehow.
-Anyone know if this is a do-it-yourself repair if I can get a spare actuator?
This is like a kick in the nuts. No gas in the car - can't get gas into the car - didn't have enough gas to get to another mechanic aside from the dealer - get fleeced for $500. Damn.