Sammy> My 04 does not. Just push on the door from the outside and it opens.
Sammy> Then unscrew the cap.
Try it when the car is locked.
>> Sammy wrote:
>>> With gas prices the way they are, does anyone know a way to use a
>>> locking gas cap (to prevent theft) on a 325xi so as not to activate
>>> the dash light that says service needed?
>>> The stock cap indicates this will happen if the cap is not tight. I
>>> assume the sensor will not work with a non stock cap, and therefore
>>> activate the service light.
>> I thought all BMW's had a locking door on the gas cap. Why would you
>> want to double lock it?
>> Cheers, Bob
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The Evaporative Emissions Control System (gas tank fumes) is a closed
system. If the gas cap that you buy does not make a good seal, the Evap.
Emissions System will let you know by activating the light.
It IS possible to find a locking cas cap that seals the tank, but if
somebody is determined enough to pry the gas door open, they'll likely be
prepared to pry the cap off -- doing even more damage to your car than they
have already done. I'd be wanting to cut my losses by letting them find a
gas cap that they can open without tearing the car up.
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