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Old 03-26-2018, 09:21 AM
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Hi everyone.
Very minor issue, but it's bothering me.
My fuel cap strap just broke where it attaches to the fuel door, and I see there's a part number on it 1J0 201 556
However, I'm not able to find the strap itself for sale. It seems I have to buy the full fuel cap assembly to get the new strap that comes with it. Anyone had this issue and knows where to get the strap only?
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:14 PM
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My strap broke in the same place. I may use some shot cord to repair it when it gets warmer out.

I did find a Volvo tether but I don't know if it will fit the gas cap.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Vol...19.m1438.l2649
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:45 AM
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Mine also broke off where it attaches to the side of the filler area. The dealer here in town had to order a new cap during my last service. They called me back a week later, in and out in 15 minutes, espresso, battery change in the remote - all for the equivalent of $28. I'm at the point in my life where I let the dealer handle it all. Once I return to the states it may be different since I see many complaints on the forum about unscrupulous dealers/service managers. I'm sure I'll be asking you all where the good ones are at.

From the look of your cap, it appears you may have to do the same...
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:51 PM
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In my experience, there is no reason to have a bad relationship with your dealer. Spend some time building a personal relationship with the service manager and your adviser. Bring sandwiches, or doughnuts sometime and give them a reason to give you extra special treatment. Works every time.Also, put a smile on your face and sound excited to be at the dealership. Goes a long ways toward building lifetime relationships.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:28 PM
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Side note, do y'all let the gas cap dangle or is there a gas cap holder when you fill up? I let the cap sit upside down near the fill up compartment. Either they didn't think about it or I don't know
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:08 PM
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Fuel cap with center dowel


Hole in fuel door hinge


Fuel Cap held in place during refilling
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Side note, do y'all let the gas cap dangle or is there a gas cap holder when you fill up? I let the cap sit upside down near the fill up compartment. Either they didn't think about it or I don't know
In my A7 the gas cap has a plastic dowel in its center that fits into a hole at the top left corner of the fuel door to hold it during refilling.

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Old 04-10-2018, 05:56 PM
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Holy crap, you're right. I knew that had something to do with it, I just assumed it was the lock and didn't try
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:58 PM
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I do think thats is for the Diesel powered machines :-), I do not think there is a pin in the bottom of my cap, on Gasoline powered V6.
Will have to look.
Anyway, I will get one from AliXpress to try out for the gasoline version.
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Gas powered V6 has the pin. Pic from 2017 A7.
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