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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. Just purchased 1997 Bentley Azure .The electronic fuel door doesn't work, nor does the automatic boot lock. Need help. ? fuse, ? solenoid.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 07:02 PM
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Always check your fuses first then, if there are any relays involved, check those.

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Thank you Brian. I don't know where those fuses are. They are are not in the glove box fuses. Where would they be?
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Sorry cant help with location of those, If its not the fuse or relay as you suggest, it may be they both use the same earth point as they are close together do you think that may be worth a look too?

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Thank you, will check

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. . . earth point . . . may be worth a look. . .
Regardless of location, these cars are notorious for having ground/earth problems. It's always worth taking a look at ground/earth points. A great many of these are in areas that aren't all that well protected from the elements and that weren't treated with anything to keep them from corroding and having the electrical integrity degrade over the years.

I also strongly recommend that you clean any electrical connection you ever touch, taking the connections apart and cleaning either mechanically or with something like Caig DeOxIt, and apply a thin coat of electrically conductive grease (I'm sure I've posted about Sanchem NoOxId A-Special and another one available at either Home Depot, Lowes, or both). I have yet to see one treated this way ever oxidize again. If only this stuff had been used by automotive manufacturers at the time of manufacture!

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Thanks will go ahead with your recommendations

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Hello, still having issues with the fuel door and trunk lock not functionally working with buutons. Checked fuses and earth points all ok. Any other suggestions please????

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I don't know whether either of these things changed with the Arnage era cars from the SY/SZ, but on the SY cars the fuel door release only works if the ignition is off and the trunk release is either only when the ignition is off (or on, since I never use it I can't remember).

I've known of way more than one person pushing furiously at the fuel release door button when the car is running and being mystified as to why it won't open. My only other guess with the fuel door is that the solenoid is stuck or has otherwise gone wonky.

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Will check. I can't figure out why both don't work. I wonder if there is a common connection some where, but I can't find it

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