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Re: How to open the charging flap by hand

Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:15 pm

goldbrick wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Thanks OP, for the great write-up. I hope to never need to know this but if for some reason I can't open my charging door, I will know what to do.
That was exactly why I made the video. Got out of the car to charge and discovered that the hatch was still closed. Fuck. There was one video on YT that addressed it but was like 5 minutes they were screwing around with a rod while this also works. So I tried to keep it as short and to the point as possible because the target audience is probably standing next to a charger and just wants to plug in.

Anyway I also filmed a short followup video on how to snake a tyrap in the mechanism so you don't need to pop the hood everytime:


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Re: How to open the charging flap by hand

Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:38 pm

I had the same problem last winter shortly after I bought my 2019 Leaf. These forums suggested silicone spray on the charging port cover. I applied the spray last year and have not had a problem since.

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