how to remove OEM gas cap cable? - MustangForums.com


2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
RenGen
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: North
Posts: 130
Default how to remove OEM gas cap cable?

I got a locking gas cap yesterday but I couldn't figure out how to get the little plastic cable attatched off so I ended up cutting it. but are you supposed to twist it out or does it just pull out? I pulled as hard as I could and it wouldn't come off and I didn't want to accidentally break my fuel door in the process, so I just cut it, but now the little part just hangs there.

this is what I'm talking about

RenGen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
RenGen
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: North
Posts: 130
Default

Also, since I don't have a wire thing hanging anymore on my new gas cap, when I'm filling up should I just lay it down on the floor or on top of the pump? I don't want to just put it on the car in case the wind blows and scratches it. What do those of you with a fuel cap with no cable thing do?
RenGen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:01 AM   #3
vixr
2nd Gear Member
 
vixr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 277
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RenGen View Post
Also, since I don't have a wire thing hanging anymore on my new gas cap, when I'm filling up should I just lay it down on the floor or on top of the pump? I don't want to just put it on the car in case the wind blows and scratches it. What do those of you with a fuel cap with no cable thing do?
Back before the cap lanyard was around, I got in the habit of using the gas cap to hold the pump nozzle trigger open...that way you wont forget to put it back on. The cap wont be more than a few inches from the fill.
vixr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
tx_zstang
5th Gear Member
 
tx_zstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2,384
Default

..that connector end snaps in place; you have to pull it out.
tx_zstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
Lifter583
4th Gear Member
 
Lifter583's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,440
Default

I cut the DAMN IRRITATING thing off!!
Lifter583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #6
RenGen
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: North
Posts: 130
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifter583 View Post
I cut the DAMN IRRITATING thing off!!
^ yeah, I pulled and pulled and even tried to stick a finger on other side to pop it, won't come out.
RenGen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 10:12 PM   #7
Art161
4th Gear Member
 
Art161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,495
Default

I would leave it alone, since you don't need to remove it for your new gas cap. I took a look at mine as best I could. Use a flashlight if necessary. It appears that the rubber piece behind the hole is an arrowhead design. That's why you haven't been able to pull it out. On top of that, it appears that the tip of the piece of rubber touches the metal cap on the far side, so it would be difficult to push it out.

If you just have to get it out, I think you're going to have to come up with a way to break the rubber piece apart, with the risk of damaging the paint. You could try to drill it out, use a ***** punch to break it up, slide a screwdriver with a small head and a long shaft in from the side and beat on it or think of some other way to physically destroy it.

As I said, I would leave it alone.
Art161 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Mustang Expansion Tank Granatelli Sales The New S550 2015-2016 Mustang 15 06-23-2016 06:26 PM
Instrument cluster OEM replacement 5.0muscle 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 5 01-11-2016 02:17 PM
whats needed to swap a 4.6L into ratrod rksnow1 Motor Swap Section 0 09-14-2015 09:46 PM
Autolite XP Iridium or OEM copper plugs? TfcCDR V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 0 09-12-2015 05:13 PM
87 4cyl battery drain issue wilsonro 4 Cylinder NA and Turbo 0 09-11-2015 08:13 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 PM.