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Old 03-12-2018, 11:14 AM
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Every time I go through the car wash, the drying blower will blow open the fuel tank door. The lock actuator works fine when the car is locked, but there does not seem to be a way to lock it closed while the engine is running. So far, the only solution I have is to hit 50mph after the wash and the door will close. Is there a way to lock it?
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:05 PM
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Nope. The cure to that was to get a 958 - it locks itself closed.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:27 PM
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So, the 955 and 958 lock, but 957 . . not so much.

Makes total sense
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:30 PM
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The car wash attendant asked that I remind them to tape the door shut before entering.
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So, the 955 and 958 lock, but 957 . . not so much.

Makes total sense
No - the 955 doesn't lock. Only the 958. The 958 you have to push in to release the lock (it releases with a click..) - the 955 would do the same thing to me in a carwash. Never seemed to damage it so I wasn't too concerned.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:57 PM
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This thread alludes to a button on the driver's door for the 955
https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...e-running.html

Either way, it doesn't really matter, because I have neither a 955 nor a 958.

Maybe I will wire in a switch or button to temporarily lock the fuel door.
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On the touch-free no-contact car washes, my rear wiper has often lifted and remained in the upright position.

Because I keep a small chamois in the glove compartment to clean up the drips and spots left behind, I will still exit the vehicle after parking and close the fuel filler door, re-position my rear wiper and wipe up the missed spots.
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