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Old 05-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Gas Cap Tether: installed correctly?

My car came with a gas cap w/o the strap or tether. I bought a new cap and the required rivet from Pelican, but then wasn't sure how to properly install it. Yeah, I know, insane. Anyway, is this correct? --

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Looks like it's correct. However, my rivet mounts in a different spot. (2004 base)
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INCORRECT.
The rivet is in the wrong hole.
If you post a pic that shows more, I can point out the proper mounting hole.
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INCORRECT.
The rivet is in the wrong hole.
If you post a pic that shows more, I can point out the proper mounting hole.
Thanks. Take your pick:







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Found this on Pelican Parts blog, showing the correctly position.

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THe other option, if your MY doesn't have that hole:

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Found this on Pelican Parts blog, showing the correctly position.

That's it. Here is how it looks on my 2002:
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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Thanks! Unfortunately, my car doesn't have a hole in the location shown above. I guess I'll just leave it as is. Thx again.
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Mine is set up exactly as yours is, as long as it works - problem solved.
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Has anyone had to change the locking mechanism on the gas fill door? Mine doesn't lock when I lock the doors like it's supposed to. Haven't seen the part anywhere and don't know how hard it would be to change.
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I had the same problem with my 1999. When I put the rivet in the hole under the clip, the lid wouldn't close. I then used a flat head bolt and nut in the same hole and the problem was solved. I like the solution grtc68 used. I was wondering what that screw to the left of the gas cap was for? I think I'll switch to his solution.
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I like the solution grtc68 used. I was wondering what that screw to the left of the gas cap was for? I think I'll switch to his solution.
Yeah, I ended up moving mine to that location. Works fine. Thanks all, esp grtc68!

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