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Old Dec 6th, 2010, 21:37   #11
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Yes its the same. Theres a tiny plastic lug, seen here between the fingertips



There's another above it, you'll see the broken bits on your hinge. Just use a self taper screw, about 15/20mm long and leave the head proud to retain the spring.
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 19:05   #12
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Car been chucking while driving.want to know is this fuel filter or sensor?
Thank u very much for any help.
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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 15:07   #13
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My fuel filler flap has just lost its little plastic "noses" to hinge the spring that keeps the flap closed.

I was cleaning the car and when I open the flap I saw the last of the two plastic bits fly off.

I just screwed two sharp tiny screws diagonally into the hinge in the places where the plastic noses used to hold the spring and it works perfect.
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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 16:49   #14
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Perhaps you should install a new plastic hinge. I gather that the screw heads now secure the spring wire that was originally held by the plastic hooks. Over time the wire might wear through due to rubbing on the hard metal screws. Of course, this might take a long time and it might be cheaper and less trouble to replace the wire spring than the hinge.

Perhaps it might be best to use soft brass screws so the screws would wear in preference to the spring wire. Or perhaps a dab of silicone grease would reduce wear.
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Old Sep 7th, 2011, 15:46   #15
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Yes its the same. Theres a tiny plastic lug, seen here between the fingertips



There's another above it, you'll see the broken bits on your hinge. Just use a self taper screw, about 15/20mm long and leave the head proud to retain the spring.
I replaced mine 2 years ago and now the plastic spring retainers are flying off again !!!!!

Too much plastic on cars these days, I have remounted my air filter box base with bolts, nuts and rubber washers so no more probs there !!

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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 01:46   #16
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To be fair...they're less than 10. It's hardly a big deal for as long as they remain available. Just don't do what I did and throw the black plastic 'pins' on the floor (on gravel...) before you realise you need them...!

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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 13:12   #17
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Thanks for this I would advise to get the genuine part i bought a cheap one of ebay and whilst trying to fit the flap to the hinge one side snapped and also the pins snapped whilst trying to knock them in so i ordered a genuine volvo replacement part (cost 2 more) and the flap clipped in without problem and the pins also knocked in easily and good job done in less than 10 mins
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I got a genuine one from eBay for less than 10. It's cheap enough that a knock-off (didn't know they existed!) isn't worth the risk.

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Old Aug 18th, 2012, 08:39   #19
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I've just bought 2 genuine ones off the bay of e (just In case I break it while fitting! If not I've got a spare) for 15.

Mine broke ages ago and I though it was about time I sorted it.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 20:26   #20
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I've just replaced my fuel flap hinge. Very simple 5 minute job. The only squeaky bum bit was getting the old hinge off the flap itself without bending/snapping the spindle that it's fitted too. Then fitting it to the new hinge again trying not to snap/bend the spindle. It's quite robust though.
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